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Veteran author Jayakody Seneviratne no more

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Veteran author Jayakody Seneviratne, who left an indelible mark in the annals of Sri Lankan literature, has passed away at the age of 86.

He started his writing career as a short story writer and made a great contribution to the literary field of Sri Lanka by authoring 68 novels and compiling many other works. 

His first novel “Adara Ganga Galana Desa” was published in 1968.

‘Siththarekuta Pem Benda’, ‘Demassino’, ‘Mihindum Salu’, ‘Rana Thisaru’, ‘Pini Palasa’, ‘Swarana Varna’ and ‘Urachakramalaya’ are some of his works.

His book ‘Kumari Hami’ won the State Literary Award in 1984 and this novel was also the basis for the teledrama by the same name. His novels Nomarena Minissu, Kasthirasa, Nikini Wessa, Dahasgawdura (Sahodarayek) were made into teledramas. 

He was born on March 20, 1936 and received his education at the Government School, Kalutara, Bombuwala Buddhist Mixed School and then Tissa Central College, Kalutara after passing his grade 5 scholarship examination.

Mr. Seneviratne’s remains will be placed at his residence at Kirindiwela, Gampaha and the last rites are to be held at the Kirindiwela Public Cemetery on Saturday (24).

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“Ambiguous: A Painfully Honest Depiction of the Story of Our Lives”

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“Ambiguous: A Painfully Honest Depiction of the Story of Our Lives” is an exhibition by Rajitha Rupasinghe in collaboration with the Colombo Think Tank, it will be held on the 28th of April 2024  from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm in front of the National Art Gallery, combo 07.

The exhibition will discuss the spatial aspect of artworks, the affordability of space, and the unspoken background stories and drives behind artworks.

Rajitha Rupasinghe was trained as an architect from the University of Moratuwa and holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. His enthusiasm for art history and cultural theory was restrengthened by the postgraduate Institute of Archeology, the University of Kelaniya, and the Colombo Think Tank. His work is closely related to historical and cultural criticism of art and architecture.    

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Nelum Pokuna to be decked with ‘Colours of Love’ 

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‘Navage Gee : Colours of Love’, a musical extravaganza featuring beloved tunes of prominent music director and composer Navarathna Gamage, will be held this weekend at the Nelum Pokuna auditorium, Colombo.

The show, organized by the Old Boys’ Association of Nalanda College, will be held on both April 20 and April 21 at 6.30pm.

The musical evening will feature the work of Navarathna Gamage spanning across 03 decades and 42 well known singers in the country.

Tickets : Sumudu : 071 798 9189 / Kasun 071 968 765

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Court restrains Senaka Batagoda from singing 7 songs

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The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday issued an Enjoining Order restraining popular singer Senaka Batagoda from singing seven popular songs including “Api Kavuruda” and “Api Senasille”.

The order was issued by Colombo Commercial High Court Judge Priyantha Fernando after considering a complaint filed under the Intellectual Property Act by musician Janath Kulathilake who was the combined lyrics, melody and music compositor of those seven songs sung by Senaka Batagoda.

The Colombo High Court Judge also censured the giving of those songs to other parties without written permission of the plaintiff.

The seven songs which was restrained under the enjoining order are “Api Kavuruda”, “Api Senasille”, “Alu Yata Gini”, “Rastha”, “Heena Walata Panak Thiyenawa”, “Senasuma” and “Hodama de”.

The plaintiff informed court that the intellectual property right related to these songs is a right that cannot be violated by anyone and singer Senaka Batagoda had violated the intellectual property rights of the plaintiff.

Considering these facts, an Enjoining Order was issued against singer Senaka Batagoda restraining him from singing seven songs by the Colombo Commercial High Court.

The case was filed by musician Janath Kulathilake alleging that singer Senaka Batagoda has violated his intellectual property right and copyright by not giving the economic benefits due to him. The plaintiff also seeks Rs.100 Mn compensation for the damage committed by the accused.Attorneys Thilini Hewawitharana and Sandun Senadhipathi appeared for the plaintiff.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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