The 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival is delighted to welcome Thiagaraja Arasanayagam.

Thiagaraja Arasanayagam is the winner of the Gratiaen award 2015, awarded this year.

He was also awarded the State Literary Prize for Drama in 2016 and won the State Literary Prize for his play ‘The Intruder’ in 1986.

His collection of short stories ‘Singing of the Angels’ was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize in 2009.

He is a writer and an artist. His paintings have been exhibited abroad. He was the founder member of the Young Artists Group. He is, at present, a teacher of English.