Padma Edirisinghe no more | Sunday Observer

Padma Edirisinghe no more

Padma Beatrice Edirisinghe, a long time bilingual contributor to Lake House newspapers, including the Daily News, Sunday Observer and Silumina, passed away on Monday, at the age of 82 following a heart attack.

Edirisinghe was the recipient of an award for best English writer and awarded the Divaman Prasada by Godage International for her prolific translations and writings in 2015. A longstanding member of the English panel of the Arts Council, in 2007, she won the award for the best translation, named, Clarity amidst chaos authored by Prof A V Suraweera.