Saturday, January 19th

Fairway Galle Literary Festival, for the third consecutive time this year, has a full day Sinhala programmethat brings together some of the most thought-provoking and creative poets, novelists, translators, columnists, theatre directors and critics for discussion, debate and readings.
Sinhala Literature has responded with creative flair to the contemporary social and political changes within the country, as well as the formal innovations in literary forms, internationally. These aspects will be highlighted at the Festival. It promises to be a lively day for all lovers of Sinhala Literature.

09.00am – 10.30am
Discussion on Contemporary SinhalaPoetry
Panelists:RuwanBandujeewa, LahiruKithalagama andKalpana Ambrose
Moderated byMahinda Prasad Masimbula


10.45am – 12.15pm
Memoirs and Other Life Stories
Panelists:ShanthiDissanayake, AjithParakumJayasinghe andSahanKaseeraWickramasinghe
Moderated by Anomaa Rajakaruna


01.00pm -03.00pm
Discussion with Authors Shortlistedfor Fairway National Literary Award 2018
Panelists:ArunaPremarathne, PadminiSeneviratne, SepaliMayadunna, P. B. Jayasekera and TharanganiResika Fernando
Moderated by Dr. JayalathaMedawatte


03.15pm -04.45pm
Translating Theatre Productions
Panelists: Asoka Handagama, Kaushalya Fernando and AchinthyaBandara
Moderated byPriyanthaFonseka