Jan 12, 2018

Sunanda’s ‘Palpasa Cafe’ launched (Video)

The sinhala translation of Nepali author Narayan Wagle’s ‘Palpasa Cafe’ was launched at 3.30pm today (11) at the National Library Auditorium yesterday (11).

A discussion on guerilla war, romance and human rights was moderated by S.G. Punchihewa and joined by Chulananda Samaranayake, Sandhya Ekneligoda and Jayatillaka Bandara.

The book, originally written in Nepalese, was translated to Sinhala by senior journalist Sunanda Deshapriya. This is also the first Nepalese book translated to Sinhala.

The book is a ‘Nelumyaya’ publication.

Palpasa Cafe tells the story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil War. It is a story of war, love and human rights.

The book, which is the maiden publication of Wagle, became a best-seller in Nepal, creating a sales record for a Nepali book of 25,000 copies in the first year.

During the launch, Mr. Deshapriya briefly spoke on his publication as follows :

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