Punyakante Wijenaike was born in Colombo. She writes novels, novellas, short stories, and poems.
Overview of Coming to Terms via The Island:
Coming to Terms, the latest book containing a novella, short stories and poems by the celebrated author Punyakante Wijenaike…
Coming to Terms is a story about two childhood friends who came from different backgrounds. The boy is from the mahagedara with an aristocratic background, waited hand and foot by servants, while the girl is from the gurugedara, the daughter of a school teacher. The woman must make a vital decision. To live in one’s own country despite all problems or escape and fly abroad and try to fit into a life one was not born into. The story explores the theme that happiness depends on what one is seeking from life.
Thisuri Wanniarachchi was born in Colombo in 1993. She published her first novel at the age of 14.
Try this: Colombo Streets by Thisuri Wanniarachchi
Overview of Colombo Streets via Vijitha Yapa:
Sarah is sixteen, born to a rich and famous family in Sri Lanka. She is a good swimmer and works very hard… to reach her dream: to be a world top ranked swimmer. Indeevari, Sarah’s adopted sister, has a nightmare of a past. She is from a ‘war affected area in the north of Sri Lanka.’
Roma Tearne was born in 1954 to a Tamil father and a Sinhalese mother. Along with being a writer, she is also an artist.
Try this: Mosquito by Roma Tearne
Overview of Mosquito via barnesandnoble.com:
Set adrift by the recent death of his wife, Theo Samarajeeva abandons his comfortable writer’s life in London and returns to Sri Lanka, his war- torn homeland. There he meets Nulani, a talented and enigmatic young artist. An unorthodox and tenuous love blossoms between this unlikely pair. Nulani finally feels love, and Theo sees hope in his future. But when the insurgency explodes, their precarious world is torn apart. Theo is held captive and stripped of everything he once held dear. Nulani is forced into exile. As the years pass, and the poison of war spreads across this paradise, will their love be lost forever? By turns heartbreaking and uplifting, Mosquito is a first novel of remarkable beauty and compelling power.