Chandrarathna Bandara


Chandrarathna Bandara is a prominent novelist in Sri Lanka who won the prestigious National Literary award for his work, in 1991. His passion during his earlier work was to investigate the social, cultural and political dimensions of Sri Lanka. He was educated at Dharmaraja College, Kandy. He won the National Literary award for his novel Meru in the State Literary Festival in Sri Lanka in 1991. His most discussed work so far Wanasapumala (Hostage City) came out in 1993. It dealt with the complicated issues faced by a politically motivated young man in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka in 1980s. The narrative method of his work can be characterized as a re-creation of the style introduced in the 60's by such stalwarts as Gunadasa Amarasekara and Siri Gunasinghe. Wanasapumala won the D. R. Wijewardena Award for the Best novel in 1993. This book has already been translated to English (Hostage City) by Vijitha Fernando and to Tamil (Udayagal Pukkal) by S.Sivagurunathan, under the patronage of "Canada-Sri Lanka Education Foundation". Vijitha Fernando is one of the most senior translators in Sri Lanka and won the Best Translator National Award for her works in 2004 and 2005 years. A  ( Wikipedia article )


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Dharmaraja College, Kandy

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