Perhaps you may be already aware, that the writer Chandraratne Bandara was a contemporary of ours at Dharmaraja College in late seventies/early eighties. He was one of the pioneers of "Sineru Kala Sansadaya" and did a tremendous service to promote an awareness of literature, arts, drama, cinema, etc. at our school. He continues to be involved in helping such endeavors at Dharmaraja College. Recently he published a collection of short stories based on his studies, discussions, experiences and recollections while living in Toronto during the years 2005 and 2006, “LEN DORA PIPUNA PREMAYA”
Chandrarathna is one of the most discussed novelists during the nineties in Sri Lanka. His passion during his earlier work was to investigate the social, cultural and political dimensions of Sri Lanka, especially the changing dynamics of our society during the last 50 years.
He won the National Literary award for his novel “Meru” in the State Literary Festival in Sri Lanka in 1991. His most discussed work so far “Wanasapumala” (The Hostage City) came out in 1993. It dealt with the complicated issues faced by a politically motivated young man in the Northern Province of our country in 1980s. This book is going for the third publication soon.