From the original work “SansaraAranyeyeDadayakkaraya” by Simon Navagattegama
Malinda Seneviratne is a journalist who is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Nation. His formal training, however, was in sociology, having completed his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, and all coursework for a PhD from Cornell University, before deciding he had had enough of school. His poetry was twice shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize (“Threads” in 2007 and “The Underside of Silence” in 2008). His first collection of poetry, Epistles: 1984-1996 was published in 1999. He has translated into English Simon Navagaththegama’s Sansaraaranyaye Dadayakkaraya and Martin Wickramasinghe’s Upan Da Sita (both to be published shortly), as well as several Sinhala short stories.