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Literature

The ‘noble savage’ in literature refers to the concept of uncivilized man, not exposed to the corrupting influences of civilization. Most interesting and stark parallels are drawn in Shakespeare’s much celebrated play, Tempest. Prospero is the play’s equivalent of the colonial master and Caliban, an anagram for ‘cannibal’, is the primitive subject.
Full Article Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00
It was morning in Dali.  She was still in bed lying on her stomach and still feeling the effects.  On the second floor of a white building in the heart of Old Town, a mist streaming through her open window dampened her outlook.  The empty space on the bed to her left was pockmarked with his absence. She worried. Was...
Full Article Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00
Publishing industry has a vital impact on any society. It is an investment for the future. Even in Sri Lanka, there is a considerable amount of people who make their livelihood out of this industry. The publisher, writer, salesman and the reader are all part of the book publishing industry. Ideally, the benefits of the industry should reach all stakeholders.
Full Article Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00
Liyanage Amarakeerthi left an indelible impression on the Sri Lankan literati with the publication of his acclaimed debut novel Atawaka Putthu. Atawaka Putthu has come to enjoy cult status amongst the University undergraduates. In fact Atawaka Putthu transcends the Sinhala readership in its appeal. In certain bilingual circles, “have you read Atawaka Putthu?” is something of a pickup line!  For...
Full Article Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00
As noted in the TIME magazine of June 03 by Annie Murphy Paul, recent research in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience has demonstrated that deep reading — slow, immersive, rich in sensory detail and emotional and moral complexity — is a distinctive experience, different in kind from the mere decoding of words. No doubt, this kind of reading, as opposed…
Full Article Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:00
That vs Which, hyphens and dashes, commas and semicolons, plurals, possessives and contractions are all dissected, disrobed and laid out naked with clarity: for the novice and experienced copyeditors to savor and (hopefully) relearn. And there are much more: Dangling participles, misplaced modifiers, and unclear pronouns! Then, what about the principles of parallelism, minimalism, footnotes, endnotes
Full Article Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:00
“Veda Gedera Viplavaya” (Revolution in the physician’s abode) is the biography of the Late Deshamanya Alhaj M.A. Bakeer Markar, written by Jinasena Welaratna, a result of one and a half years of research.This book is lucid in expression, having the flow of day to day conversational Sinhala, which can be easily assimilated by the average Sinhala reader. We see the
Full Article Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:00
At an event held at the National Science Foundation recently, Pradeep Gammampila the author introduced “Pariganakaya Saha Obe Lamaya”(Computer and your child) with a focus on educating them on how to guide children in the use of computers. Prof Daya Rohana Athukorala, Inspector of Police S K Senaratna of the Criminal Investigations Department and Pradeep Gammampila were panelists at
Full Article Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:00
a tinny sound in my ear,i close my eyes andoverlapping circles of blue and purple make me smilea tinny sound in my ear,i pound on the ceiling
Full Article Sunday, 20 October 2013 00:00
A childhood memory remained in my conscience.A vivid series of images in a time of darkness.A lost string of hope when there was no light,Smoke emerging from a fire and into the night.
Full Article Sunday, 06 October 2013 00:00
They were eating jerk chicken. One big family, subdivided into little entities that melded together every so often to carry the pride of the patriarch and matriarch. A pebble in the vast shoreline of their bloodlines and hierarchy, she felt herself drowning with each new wave, always wanting to be carried away by the open sea. Always waiting for the
Full Article Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00
She has waited for months and years for him to returnWith no rays of hope she stares at the empty skyWith a baby on her lap she sits at the gate of the temple
Full Article Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00
He stands in the middle of a paddy fieldWearing ragged clothes and a torn old hatArms wide open, his broad mouth sealed
Full Article Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00
I got lostAmong the pagesOf the album of memory.Time: An unforgiving forceArresting me and releasing
Full Article Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00
Opening the mouth, showing your teethWe call it a smile. Or is it a grin?For even the apes could do the same
Full Article Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00
In the very ‘first week of campus life, When ‘Honorable Seniors’ of Herculean size,Approached us and blocked our way,
Full Article Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00
The unforgettable old girlWho did a yeoman serviceIn blending and bondingThe people of the South and the North
Full Article Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00
“Ma…”It was Raththi’s call. Pemasiri listened.“Ma…” It was a long wail. It was Raththi, no doubt. As he opened the window to look outside, a sudden gush of the cold wind flowed through. The rain that has poured the whole afternoon has ceased. Yet, thick clouds still covered the sky. There was no moon; not even a...
Full Article Sunday, 08 September 2013 00:00
From the beginning of creation Mankind has been in turmoil. Animals living within jungles, fish swimming in waters and birds flying through open skies and nesting on tree­tops have existed in better harmony than mankind. True, killings happen when hunger for food arises, but not otherwise. Does turmoil happen because mankind has been blessed or cursed with...
Full Article Sunday, 08 September 2013 00:00
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Full Article Sunday, 08 September 2013 00:00

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