We are delighted to welcome Shyam Dissanayake to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

Shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award (FNLA) 2016, Sinhala Language

Shyam Dissanayake is a native of the coastal town of Negombo, and the son of a Medical Doctor, sandwiched between two elder brothers and two younger sisters.

A free spirit who muddled his way through his early years of education while also dabbling in the local film industry, Shyam graduated from Sri Jayewardenepura University with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and, after many years of experience, especially in the hotel industry, obtained an MBA from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Shyam has now switched to the field of Management Education and works part-time. He is married and has two sons.