Jean Arasanayagam: A Wanderer Through the Landscapes of Time
Academics / Poets / The Sunday Times / Writers

Jean Arasanayagam: A Wanderer Through the Landscapes of Time

To anyone who knows her, it is clear Jean Arasanayagam is her own most penetrating, most persistent interrogator. In a dance that her readers are familiar with, Jean asks the questions and then finds the answers in her poetry and prose, in fact and fiction. This is nowhere more evident than in latest collection of … Continue reading

Laki Senanayake: Laki’s owls all flock together
Artists / Gardeners / Painters / Poets / Sculptors / The Sunday Times

Laki Senanayake: Laki’s owls all flock together

Pic courtesy Dominic Sansoni–three blindmen photography Laki and his owls: he’s lost track of how many he’s sketched, sculpted and painted into life but the closest you’ll ever come to seeing them in the same place is in a book launched last week. ‘Laki’s Book of Owls’ delivers exactly what the title promises and catalogues … Continue reading

D’Lo: Laughing it Off
Actors / Comedians / Playwrights / Poets / The Sunday Times

D’Lo: Laughing it Off

Growing up Sri Lankan, Hindu and transgender in Lancaster, U.S.A would give D’Lo all the material he ever needed to be a comedian. His stories about a little boy “trapped” in the body of a girl born to conservative, immigrant Tamil parents are as hilarious as they’re heart wrenching; and they’re what he brought to … Continue reading

Activists / Inspirational Speakers / Poets / Teachers / Writers

Chandima and Anoja Rajapatirana: On Providing E.A.S.E to Sri Lankans with Autism

A single sentence on the back of Chandima Rajapatirana’s t-shirt reads ‘nothing is impossible’. As far as personal mottos go, this one suits its wearer to a tee. Diagnosed with autism and apraxia as a four- year- old, Chandima has defied the prediction of specialists. The man who they recommended should be institutionalised is today … Continue reading