Kapila Kumara Kalinga

We are delighted to welcome Kapila Kumara Kalinga to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

  • Shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award (FNLA) 2016, Sinhala Language
  • State Literary Award for Best Novel (2012), Sinhala Language
  • Vidyodaya Award for Best Novel (2012)

Kapila Kumara Kalinga is a dramatist, novelist, lyricist as well as a creative director.

As a dramatist, he has won the state award for the best adaptation and direction for his second stage drama, Rhinoceros.

He has also written and directed several other plays such as ‘Nelum Pokuna’, ‘Bin ge, Ukdandu Ginna’ and ‘Api Gewanne na’.

Kapila’s debut novel ‘Piyasi Kawluwa’ won the Vidyodaya Award for Best Novel in 2012 and was nominated for the Swarna Pusthaka Award.

He has also published three other novels and three short story collections.

Kapila currently works as a freelance journalist and also lectures at the Media and Management School, Colombo.

His book, ‘Sapthambaraye Diga Davasak’ is shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award (FNLA) 2016, Sinhala Language.