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A.V. Suraweera, 1930-


Image of  A.V. Suraweera (photo credit: Milton Seneviratne Bandara)

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  1. Sada melesa pura derane.
    Colombo: S. Godage & Brothers, 2000
  2. Pedidiyata boradiya.
    Colombo: S. Godage & Brothers, 1997
  3. Atta bindeyi paya burulen.
    Colombo: S. Godage & Brothers, 1997

Alankarage Victor Suraweera, born on October 29, 1930, is a prolific Sinhalese literary scholar and creative writer who has published four collections of short stories, five novels and a range of scholarly works. His academic training and broad knowledge of classical literature are evident in his writings that display a command of Sinhalese idom. His first collection of short stories met with acclaim with critics saying, "a new star has been born in the firmament of Sinhalese literature." Honoring his contribution to Sri Lanka scholarship, Suraweera has been conferred the honorific title of Kalakeerthi.

Suraweera is a scholar writer turned politician. He presently serves as the Director General of the Central Cultural Fund and was earlier Deputy Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs.

The Library of Congress has thirty-three works by him.

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