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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2366

Daya Dissanayake to launch two of his novels

Colombo, 06 September, (Asiantribune.com): Two novels in English and Sinhala versions relating to the same subjects , are to be launched simultaneously.Chandraratnage Bhavantara Charikava and Moonstone' written by Daya Dissanayake, will be launched on September 8th (Friday)

The launching ceremony is to take place at the National Sports Academy, No 100/7, Independence Lane, Colombo 7, with Prof. D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke as Chief Guest, and Prof. unanda Mahendra and Dr. Lakshmi De Silva speaking on the two novels.

Daya Dissanayake won the State Literary Award for the Best English Novel 1998 (katbitha), published the First e-novel from Asia (The Saadhu Testament), and the First Sinhala e-novel (Vessan Novu Vedun). The Department of Cultural Affairs has selected daya's *Eavesdropper' for publishing, from the entries submitted for the Manuscript competition 2006.

According to Daya Dissanayake, the Writer, Eavesdropper will be launched in Anuradhapura on September 18th.

'Moonstone' has an approach that emphasizes action over style with a plot that has enough twists and turns to give the reader a mental whipping. Here is a book with the sharpness of an ice axe, to quote Kafka, capable of breaking the sea frozen within us.

- Asian Tribune -

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