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Author: Hasitha Adhikariarachchi

Mermaid in Love

I love rhyming words. I love mermaids. The poem is a combination of the love for both. The image is a photograph of a wall painting in the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Redeem her love her wildest dream The mermaid in love will swim upstream And will sing under creamy moon beam While sea stars dance with team sea...

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The Memory Box

Here’s my short story published in the Write To Reconcile Anthology II. I wrote the first few pages of ‘The Memory Box’ during the Write to Reconcile workshop. The story is based on the experiences I gathered throughout the workshop in Batticaloa. Sri Kanthi couldn’t tear her eyes away from the shining earrings and bracelets, the bright colours of the outfits worn by the group of young ladies who were visiting the convent. Their earrings had many dainty parts like mini chandeliers, unlike the traditional big, gold earrings her Amma used to wear for kovil. Amma had a pair of...

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What’s Your Credo?

I had to write my credo statement as a part of an assignment. Though I never had thought what my credo would be, I realized I have been working to achieve this state of my life even without knowing what I want to gain. It feels like I had a plan in my subconscious mind. My Personal Credo Statement Most people say Work – Life balance is important, but I believe Work, Life and Hobby balance is essential. Writing is my hobby, it is an art, self-taught to me. I loved reading story books and eventually I started writing...

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The Tip of an Ice Berg – technical writer’s job

10-12 December I participated in a Technical Writing workshop held in Global Towers Hotel, Wellawatta, Sri Lanka. It was quiet cheap, just 50 US Dollars. I have attended few creative writing workshops earlier, but this was the first time I attended a technical writing workshop. Because I’m involved in documentation in my workplace (a computer software company specialized in simulations for training purposes) participation was necessary. The workshop was organized by Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA). Mr. Shrawan Kumar from Tech Total Corporation, India, conducted the workshop. I met few Technical Writers, Business Analysts, SQA (Software Quality Assurance)...

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A Workshop to Think

Write to Reconcile was inaugurated in December of 2012 by the internationally renowned Sri Lankan author, Shyam Selvadurai. The project was funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the American Centre. In 2013, 23 emerging writers in collaboration published the Write to Reconcile anthology. The anthology included fiction and poetry in English on the issues of conflict, peace, reconciliation, memory and trauma, as they related to Sri Lanka’s civil war and the postwar period. I met Sonali Wanigabaduge in Commonwealth People’s Forum 2013. We were staying in the same hotel room and she gave me the Write to Reconcile...

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