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Artiste with many talents

Bagatha Sonduriya (Downloaded Beauty), a collection of poetry in Sinhala by Ranga Samarawickrama, was launched recently. This is the second published collection of poetry by Ranga Samarawickrama who is employed as a Project Implementation Assistant of the Mass Media Ministry.

The book has been selected to the final round of the Godage Poetry Manuscript Competition 2017. Poet Samarawickrama published his first poetry collection Athuru Premaya in 2016.

Ranga Samarawickrama is a Mass Communications Honours Graduate from the University of Kelaniya. He holds the post Graduate Diploma from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura on Writership and Communication. He is a Diploma holder in Digital Photography and Computer Graphic Designing as well.

Ranga was commended as a first-class Artist as well and holds certificates to that effect from National Museum, NAITA Sri Lanka and Traditional Artists Association. He is a student of SP Charles. Ranga. He is also an Art Teacher of Bentota Cultural Centre.

Samarawickrama is a student of Bentota Gonagala Maha Vidyalaya and Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda. He is a son of renowned astrologer late SH Nandadasa Samarawickrama.

He has won several all island poetic competitions. The illustrations and the cover designs of both his books were designed by him.

Ranga Samarawickrama handed over his second collection of poetry to Finance Ministry Director General and Chairperson of the Independent Television Network Ltd JM Thilaka Jayasundara at the book launching ceremony held recently. 

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