Le Grand by Asia Leisure hosts Sir Donald McCullin for Fairway Galle Literature Festival Literary Salon

The Le Grand Hotel in Galle was selected as the venue of choice to host legendary photographer Sir Donald McCullin at a literary salon titled ‘Landscapes at Sunset,’ on 19 January 2019. The intimate event was attended by invitees, members of the press, and guests with a special...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019

The Crow flies high with Kakiyan

Captain Elmo Jaywardena’s latest novel Kakiyan: The story of a Crow launched recently at the M D Gunasena Auditorium, amidst a large gathering of friends and well-wishers. Kakiyan is Captain Jayawardena’s fourth novel following Sam’s Story, winner of the Gratiaen Prize (2001),...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018

The Fairway National Literary Awards for 2018 Announced!

The fourth Fairway National Literary Awards were announced on 3rd December at the Galle Face Hotel, which brought to the limelight the best out of the best local novels under the three language categories; Sinhala, Tamil and English. The occasion was graced by Emeritus Professor...
Posted On 04 Dec 2018

DFCC Bank partners Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019 as Official Banking Partner for second consecutive year

DFCC Bank will partner the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019 as the Official Banking Partner for the second consecutive year. Officials from DFCC Bank and the festival committee gathered at a press conference on 25th October 2018, where the Deputy CEO of DFCC Bank, Thimal...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018

Tharindu Ameresekere Launches TOFSYM – A Book on Public Speaking without Preparation

Toastmasters public speaking champion Tharindu Ameresekere launched his first publication TOFSYM – Think on Feet & Speak Your Mind dedicated to Impromptu Speaking on the 2nd of November 2018. The event was held at the Mango Tree Lounge amidst a selected group of...
Posted On 10 Nov 2018

Encouraging creative writing among the young and talented – The Fairway English Creative Writing Workshop 2018

One of the main creative writing workshops that take place annually, the Fairway Creative Writing Workshop successfully concluded another 2 day workshop on the 27th and 28th of October at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute.   A distinguished resource panel comprising of...
Posted On 03 Nov 2018

Annasi and Kadalagotu: Savour Local Literature in all its Simple Glory

Continuing to expand the borders of literature, the A&K (Annasi & Kadalagotu) Literary Festival will be back on 21st October 2018 at the iconic Mount Lavinia Hotel for the fourth consecutive year. Entrance for the full day festival is priced at only Rs. 100/- in keeping...
Posted On 29 Sep 2018

‘Swarna Pusthaka’ – Sri Lanka’s richest literary prize to be presented on Sept. 15

Five Sinhala novels shortlisted from record 125 published in 2017 in the running for prize purse of Rs 1.25 million The race for the ‘Swarna Pusthaka’ award, Sri Lanka’s richest literary prize, has entered the final stretch with five Sinhala novelists vying for a purse of Rs 1.25...
Posted On 08 Sep 2018

Fairway National Literary Awards 2018– Shortlist announced!

The eagerly anticipated Shortlist for the fourth Fairway National Literary Awards was announced on 30th August 2018 at the Kingsbury Hotel. Each shortlisted novelist in each language category will receive a valuable cash prize of Rs. 100,000/- while the ultimate winning novelist...
Posted On 08 Sep 2018

Ministry of Education is proud to support the return of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

Sri Lankans’ hunger for knowledge drives them to the 24-hoursale at all hours of the day for books at 60%-80% off The Ministry of Education proudly supports the return of the world’s biggest book sale to Sri Lanka. The Minister of Education, Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam’s vision...
Posted On 08 Jul 2018

The Big Bad Wolf Sale 2018 says “Ayubowan”

Enjoy 24 hours of non-stop book browsing and get your hands on discounted books   The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2018 was officially inaugurated by Chief Guest, Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education of Sri Lanka, alongside Founders and Managing Directors of Big Bad Wolf...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018

Mobitel promotes joy of reading as Official Telecom Partner of a bigger and better ‘Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’ for the second consecutive year

Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, has stepped forward as the Official Telecommunications Partner for the world’s biggest book sale, the ‘Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’ to be held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) from 28th June until 8th July...
Posted On 23 Jun 2018