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Author: Hasitha Adhikariarachchi

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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Women’s Personality Defined by Their Zodiacal Sign

Click here to view the full size infographic Zodiac sign of a person is the sign of the zodiac that included the sun when the person was born. The zodiac signs are believed to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes of expression. Vedic and Western zodiacs differ in the method of measurement. Vedic astrology determines the zodiacal sign of a person according to the date and time of his/her birth. The Western zodiacs are determined according to approximate dates of sun signs, so basically the birth date is taken into consideration. This infographic is based on Western...

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Commonwealth People’s Forum 2013

I was selected by the Commonwealth Writer Foundation to take part in Commonwealth People’s Forum 2013 followed by Creative expression workshop that was held in Chaya Tranz, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. The opening ceremony was held in Galle on 10th of November where HE Mahinda Rajapaksa (President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka), HE Kamalesh Sharma (Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat), Sir Anand Satyanand (Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation) were the speakers. 11th November – Exploring the Post-2015 Development Agenda It was a pleasure to take part in this plenary discussion where the delegates were able to...

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The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë Sisters Click here to view the full size infographic Born to  Patrick Brontë, an Irish Anglican clergyman and Maria were six children. They were Maria Brontë, Elizabeth Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Branwell Brontë, Anne Brontë. The mother died of what is believed to have been uterine cancer. Two elder daughters Maria and Elizabeth died later of tuberculosis. The children lacked formal education. They hardly went to school to avoid epidemic deceases. But they accessed their father’s well-stocked library. The three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne had piano lessons and art lessons. Their aunt tried to...

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