Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s Speech at the Lecture and Q&A on Media and Terrorism following the Boston bombings of April 2013. (Hampshire College, Amherst 02 May 2013)

  I want to start off by thanking the Professors and students of Amherst College, Hampshire College, University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College, for giving me this opportunity and your time to share my thoughts on racial profiling and media following the Boston bombings of April 2013. I believe that two tragedies happened on April 15th. One happened in Boston. And the … Continue reading Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s Speech at the Lecture and Q&A on Media and Terrorism following the Boston bombings of April 2013. (Hampshire College, Amherst 02 May 2013)

News Article about Thisuri Wanniarachchi, The Sunday Times, November 2010

Honing her craft The Mirror Magazine which featured young writer Thisuri Wanniarachchi following her stint in the US, catches up with her on her recent success at the State Literary Awards The State Literary Awards are a celebration of local literature, appreciating and recognizing the past year’s most riveting and powerfully written works. However this year’s awards were especially memorable, for amongst the ranks of … Continue reading News Article about Thisuri Wanniarachchi, The Sunday Times, November 2010

Thisuri Wanniarachchi ‘s interview to The Sunday Times, August 2010

For the love of writing David Stephens speaks to young writer Thisuri Wanniarachchi on her recent stint overseas to hone her skills As a burgeoning writer striving for perfection, Thisuri Wanniarachchi sought an avenue which would take her someplace where she could hone her literary ability. After running a google search she eventually located her chosen destination, a workshop for aspiring teenage writers, all the … Continue reading Thisuri Wanniarachchi ‘s interview to The Sunday Times, August 2010

A Book review of Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s novel, Colombo streets, by Professor Sunanda Mahendra, Daily News 2009

Portrait of a grief stricken young girl Professor Sunanda Mahendra colombo streets, a short novel by Thisuri Wanniarachchi, Vijitha Yapa publications May 2009, 103 pages. Rs. 300This maiden creative effort by a 14-year old Sri Lankan writer revolves round the character of a upper middle class young girl called Sarah. She has been gifted with quite a lot of skills inclusive of sports and studies. … Continue reading A Book review of Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s novel, Colombo streets, by Professor Sunanda Mahendra, Daily News 2009

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka praises Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s work in her July 4th speech

Remarks made by the Ambassador Butenis at the Independence Day 2010 celebrations July 2, 1010 Good Evening.  Mr. Minister, friends of the US Embassy, welcome to our annual July 4th celebration.  I’m honored to be hosting you at our reception, my first as Ambassador here in Colombo.  I would like to give a special welcome to the Honorable Minister of Petroleum Industries, Susil Premajayanth who … Continue reading The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka praises Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s work in her July 4th speech

News article on Thisuri Wanniarachchi, The Island 2010

Thisuri wins State Literary Award Thisuri Wanniarachchi, a scholar of the Bri sh School in Colombo, where she is currently studying for her A Levels, was awarded the State Literary award earlier this month at a ceremony held at Temple Trees. The award was presented to Thisuri by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It is given to the writer of the best novel wri en in English … Continue reading News article on Thisuri Wanniarachchi, The Island 2010

Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s Cover and follow up interview to the Daily Mirror, 2010

A budding novelist MONDAY, 08 NOVEMBER 2010 18:12 By Nabeela Hussain Just fourteen when she started to write her novel, Thisuri Wanniarachchi is a young novelist in the making.  With an ambition to make films in the future Thisuri has taken the first steps to make a change in the world. “The experiences in life and knowing how the people I know react made it … Continue reading Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s Cover and follow up interview to the Daily Mirror, 2010

News article of Thisuri Wanniarachchi on the Daily News, November 2010

Thisuri grabs top honours with the pen Prabuddha Athukorala Being awarded as the best novelist in the country is every author’s ultimate recognition at national level. And there was no surprise as many of the household hogged the limelight in the recently concluded State Literary Festival for 2009 at Temple Trees. Thisuri receives her award from President Mahinda Rajapaksa and National Heritage and Cultural Affairs … Continue reading News article of Thisuri Wanniarachchi on the Daily News, November 2010

Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s Speech at the Lecture and Q&A on Media and Terrorism following the Boston bombings of April 2013. (Hampshire College, Amherst 02 May 2013)

I want to start off by thanking the Professors and students of Amherst College, Hampshire College, University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College, for giving me this opportunity and your time to share my thoughts on racial profiling and media following the Boston bombings of April 2013. I believe that two tragedies happened on April 15th. One happened in Boston. And the other … Continue reading Thisuri Wanniarachchi’s Speech at the Lecture and Q&A on Media and Terrorism following the Boston bombings of April 2013. (Hampshire College, Amherst 02 May 2013)