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Fear torn down

Fear and Tears is the fourth book by Dharanee Upeka Weerasekara. She is a lawyer who graduated from Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. She completed her Master of Arts degree from the University of Colombo. She gained her Masters in Law with a Merit Pass from the University of West London.

She joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 2017 and she is currently serving as the Assistant Commissioner of Elections (Legal) in Election Commission.

Her first book is Bermudawen Wishwayata, an adventure fiction which won third place at the National Youth Awards festival. This book also won the Wayamba Literary Award for the Best Children's Fiction of the Year. Her second book is Mandaram Andura Medin, a short story collection. Her third book Mage Pem Wehilihini was a poetry collection published in 2015.

Fear and Tears is her debut English novel which has a different storyline connecting two countries.

Prabash is a talented, young law student. But the hardest pain in his life is the sudden murder of his father, who was the former Minister of Foreign Affairs. His tragic death happened when Prabash was a small kid. Prabash is determined to find the murderers of his father after years of silence. Fear and Tears is woven around the unexpected experiences encountered by him.

Dharanee’s achievements

National Art & Essay Competition 2005 All Island Third Place English Essay Competition

Situwili Bendi Wilangu Binda Arts Festival 2004 conducted by Open University Sri Lanka All Island Third place English Medium Poetry

National Literary and Arts Festival 2009 All Island Senior English Poetry Second Place

National Literary and Arts Festival 2009 All Island English Prose Second Place

CWW Kannangara Memorial Sinhala Poetry Competition All Island Third Place

Mage Deshaya Awadi Karanu Mena Students Literary Festival 2007 Senior Level English Short Stories All-Island First Place

Mage Deshaya Awadi Karanu Mena Students Literary Festival 2007 Senior level English Poetry All-Island First Place

National Literary and Arts Festival 2007 All Island Senior English Lyrics First Place

National Literary and Arts Festival 2007 All Island Senior English Short Stories First Place

Shishya Sahithya Ulela 2006 English Prose (Senior) All island Second Place

National Literary and Arts Festival 2008 All Island Senior English Prose Second Place

English Day Competition 2007 Creative Writing All-Island First Place

Sinhala Day Competition 2004 Language Usage and Comprehension North Western Province Second Place

Sinhala Day Competition 2006 Essay Writing North Western Province Third Place

Dialog Sama Sithum Essay Competition English North Western Province Third Place

Atlas Sithru All Island Essay Competition 2007 North Western Province Second Place

 


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