“No problem that landed on my desk, foreign or domestic, had a clean, 100 percent solution. If it had, someone else down the chain of command would have solved it already. - A Promised Land by the fomer U.S.President
Seventy-five years after it was first published, George Orwell's Animal Farm remains politically relevant, now more than ever.
Kamala Das (1934-2009), the trailblazing Indian English poet was in Colombo when the 1983 riots occurred. Several of her poems captures the scenes & mood in Colombo during those dark days.
The Gratiaen Prize for Sri Lankan creative writing in English - 2019 was awarded to Andrew Fidel Fernando yesterday for his travelogue Upon a Sleepless Isle.
Dutch historian Dr. Lodewijk Wagenaarn in his book published in 2016 titled “Cinnamon & Elephants” uses archival material at the Rijksmuseum –the National Museum of the Netherlands – to recreate the Dutch period in Ceylon to piece together some fascinating details of life during the period.
Hans Christian Andersen , the much-loved Danish author of some of the world’s best loved fairy tales was born on 2 April 1805 in Odense, Denmark. The author who wrote such delightful and memorable stories including The Little Mermaid and the Ugly Duckling died on 4 August 1875.