Gunadasa Amarasekara

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Gunadasa Amarasekara
Born 1929 (age 88–89)
Galle District, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Mahinda College, Galle
Nalanda College Colombo
University of Ceylon
Occupation Dental Surgeon
Known for Short story writing, poetry

Gunadasa Amarasekera (born 1929) is a prominent Sinhala writer, poet, and essayist from Sri Lanka.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Gunadasa Amarasekera was born in Yattalamatta in Galle District. He was educated at Mahinda College, Galle and Nalanda College Colombo.[3][4][5]

Dr Amarasekara was presented with Nalanda Keerthi Sri award in 2010 by his alma mater Nalanda College, Colombo.[6]

Amarasekera is a graduate of University of Ceylon and is a Dental Surgeon by profession. He is one of the founding fathers of the Peradeniya school of literary tradition of modern Sri Lankan literature.[7]

Publications[edit]

A list of literary works of Amarasekara,[8]

Novels

  • Karumakkarayo (1953)
  • Yali Upannemi (1960)
  • Gandhabba Apadanaya (1969)
  • Asathya Kathawak (1981)
  • Premaye Sathya Kathawa (1983)
  • Gamanaka Mula (1988)
  • Gamdoren Eliyata (1990)
  • Vanka Giriyaka (1992)
  • Inimaga Ehalata (1992)
  • Yali Maga Wetha (1993)
  • Duru Rataka Dukata Kiriyaka (1999)

Short stories

  • Rathu Rosa Mal (1950)
  • Jeevana Suwanda (1957)
  • Ekama Kathawa (1972)
  • Katha Pahak (1975)
  • Gal Pilimaya Saha Bol Pilimaya (1989)
  • Marana Manchakaye Dutu Sihinaya (1993)

Poems

  • Bhaavageeta(1952)
  • Uyanaka Hinda Litu Kavi (1957)
  • Amal Bisso (1958)
  • Gurulu Watha (1972)
  • Avarjana (1972)
  • Asak Da Kava (2003)

Plays

  • Pavuru Padanam (1970)
  • Kavhandayaka Kathandaraya (1991)

Literary criticism

  • Vicharaya Saha Vinodaya (1951)
  • Aliya Saha Andayo (1966)
  • Abuddassa Yugayak (1976)
  • Anagarika Dharmapala Marxvaadida? (1980)
  • Ganaduru Madiyama Dakinemi Arunalu (1988)
  • Arunaluseren Arunodhyata (1991)
  • Jathika Chinthanaya saha Jaathika Aarthikaya (1993)
  • Sinhala Kawya Sampradaya (1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Wickramasinghe and modern Sinhala poetry
  2. ^ January 8th election win a revolution or a conspiracy?
  3. ^ "Henry Jayasena 'A gifted and decent human being….'". island. 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  4. ^ "In memory of Henry Jayasena". island. 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  5. ^ Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekara nominated for Nalanda Keerthi Sri 2010
  6. ^ Nalanda Keerthi Sri Archived 7 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ A novelist can’t detach from society
  8. ^ Gunawardana, C. A. (2005). Encyclopedia of Sri Lanka (revised). New Delhi: Sterlin Publishers Privet Limited. p. 13. ISBN 9781932705485. 

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