Martin Wickramasinghe | Sunday Observer

Martin Wickramasinghe

11 April, 2021

Martin Wickramasinghe was a great Sri Lankan writer of the 20th century. He was born in 1890 at Koggala, in the Southern Province, close to Galle.

He published 14 novels and 104 stories. His first novels which were made into films are Gamperaliya, Viragaya, Madolduwa, Kaliyugaya and Yuganthaya. Many of his books have been translated into English, Tamil, Chinese, Russian and many other European languages. He won many local and foreign prizes and awards. He died on January 23,1976. His ashes are interred in a grassy area to the right of the house called Samadhi.


Dananji Bandara

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Lyceum International School