Liyanage Amarakeerthi

We are delighted to welcome Professor Liyanage Amarakeerthi to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

Liyanage Amarakeerthi is a professor in the Department of Sinhala at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.

  • Shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award (FNLA) 2016, Sinhala Language
  • National Literary Festival Best Novel Award (2008)
  • Swarna Pustaka Awards (2016, 2014)

He is the author of 22 books in Sinhala, including ‘Ekamat eka Pita Rataka’, along with a collection of poems and four novels.

His work often portrays the rural working-class milieu in which he grew up. Among his novels, ‘Atawaka Putthu’ (Half Moon Sons) won the Best Novel Award at the National Literary Festival (2008), and ‘Ahambakaraka’, and ‘Kurulu Hadawatha’ won Swarna Pustaka Awards (2016, 2014).

Ahambakaraka has also been shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Awards 2016 in the Sinhala Language category.

Learn more about Prof. Liyanage Amarakeerthi at: http://arts.pdn.ac.lk/sinhala/academic/pages/WALiyanage.php

Liyanage Amarakeerthi at FGLF 2017

MeetProf. Liyanage Amarakeerthi at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017. His events will be announced in November 2016 … Please click the FOLLOW button below to receive email updates as festival news and announcements are published.