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Shamil Wanigaratne was born in Sri Lanka and attended St. Anthony's College Kandy. He studied psychology at the University of Nottingham and City University London. Following his post-graduate training, he started his career in clinical psychology in 1987 and worked in the National Health Service. With the help of Manjusri's son Kushan Manjusri, he has been working on this monograph for over a decade.

L.T.P. Manjusri was born in 1902 in Aluthgama, a small fishing village near Galle in Southern Sri Lanka, and died a national hero in 1982, having had an extraordinary life. His story is a commentary on the cultural history of 20th Century Sri Lanka. His contribution to art and the history of art spans the previous century to the birth and development of modern art in the country. 

Manjusri's works are found in many galleries, including the Sapumal Foundation and the National Art Gallery in Colombo, Horniman Museum in London, Kunst Historiches Museum in Vienna, New York Public Library, Columbia University Library, Metropolitan Museum in New York and in numerous private collections.

After giving up robes in 1949, he worked as a journalist at Lake House Newspapers until his retirement in 1968. He wrote more than 200 articles pertaining to temple paintings, Asian art and culture. Recognised both in Sri Lanka and internationally, his many accolades include the Ramon Magsasay Award. He died a national hero.

ISBN 978-955-1723-52-1
Author Shamil Wanigaratne
RS. 7,500
191 In Stock
Published by: Bay Owl Press

The life and times of Jeronis Pieris, as seen through his letters

ISBN 978-955-1723-49-1
Author Michael Roberts
RS. 6,500
15 In Stock
Pages: 208
Published by: Bay Owl Press

historicaldialogue.lk is a digital platform created to serve the critical discourse on historical dialogue in Sri Lanka. This digital space hopes to bring together researchers, organizations, journalists, students and anyone with an open and questioning mind interested in issues relating to memorialization and the post-war situation in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka marked 70 years of independence on February 4th 2018. While there is much to celebrate in our overthrowing a 500-year yoke of colonial rule and embracing democratic politics, it is undeniable that Sri Lanka's post-independence trajectory has also been rather turbulent and bloody. Communal riots, youth insurrections, natural disasters and a protracted civil war have cast a long, brooding shadow across recent decades. Any reflection on our past must therefore acknowledge the positive advances we have made as a nation as well as question and learn from our less positive experiences.

The Archive of Memory is a collection of 70 narrative fragments that offer compelling, personalized perspectives on these past 70 years. They recall significant moments in our post-independence history through mundane, everday objects as well as unique artefacts and souvenirs. 

ISBN 978-624-5313-00-6
Author Malathi De Alwis and Hasini Haputhanthri
RS. 1,900
5 In Stock
Pages: 156
Published by: historicaldialogue.lk

Historicaldialogue.lk is a digital platform created to serve the critical discourse on historical dialogue in Sri Lanka. This digital space hopes to bring together researchers, organizations, journalists, students and anyone with an open and questioning mind interested in issues relating to memorialization and the post-war situation in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka marked 70 years of independence on February 4th 2018. While there is much to celebrate in our overthrowing a 500-year yoke of colonial rule and embracing democratic politics, it is undeniable that Sri Lanka's post-independence trajectory has also been rather turbulent and bloody. Communal riots, youth insurrections, natural disasters and a protracted civil war have cast a long, brooding shadow across recent decades. Any reflection on our past must therefore acknowledge the positive advances we have made as a nation as well as question and learn from our less positive experiences.

The Archive of Memory is a collection of 70 narrative fragments that offer compelling, personalized perspectives on these past 70 years. They recall significant moments in our post-independence history through mundane, everday objects as well as unique artefacts and souvenirs. 

ISBN 978-624-5313-00-6
Author Malathi De Alwis and Hasini Haputhanthri
RS. 1,900
30 In Stock
Pages: 156
Published by: historicaldialogue.lk

Indira Kithsiri is the founder of SAHANA Sri Lanka, a non-profit organization aiming to improve the living conditions and educational opportunities of underprivileged youth and women in Sri Lanka.  Her professional career has spanned more than ten years working in project development, relationship management, and communications.

Hashendra Wijesinha is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and currently manages Job Smart, an employability skills building program for high potential international students at the University of Sydney Business School. He has a diverse skill set built across areas such as risk and management consulting, project management, communications, and research

Inspiring Sri Lanka's current and future generations of youth through the stories of successful and innovative leaders, entrepreneurs and drivers of change.

Driven by their passion for social entrepreneurship, unbridled love for Sri Lanka, and aspiration for a thriving future for their country, Indira and Hashendra have collaborated to write I Am Inspired, a consolidation of anecdotes, insights and reflections of inspirational leader with Sri Lankan roots based in the country and around the world. The book is a ground-breaking literary creation produced to inspire and encourage youth to shed their inhibitions and take a leap of faith in pursuing their passions. Spanning across eight chapters, the consolidated biographical portraits envelop areas most critical to Sri Lanka's development. 

100% of book proceeds will be donated to the Sparklers Foundation, for the purpose of:

1) Designing a textbook version of I Am Inspired in Sinhala and Tamil for distribution in high schools. The sale of one copy of I Am Inspired will fund the production and distribution of 10 textbooks.

2) Running capacity-building programs for young Sri Lankans exhibiting exceptional entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

For more information, please visit www.sparklers-foundation.org

ISBN 978-624-5281-00-8
Author Indira Kithsiri, Hashendra Wijesinha
RS. 6,000
8 In Stock
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