English Panel

Vihanga Perera

Vihanga is a write of fiction and poetry, and a lecturer in Literature. He is the author of 15 works and has previously been awarded the State Literary Award and the Gratiaen Prize.

Manikya Kodithuwakku

Manikya Kodithuwakku is a Senior Lecturer of English Literature at the Open University of Sri Lanka and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. She is also a Consulting Editor at Himal Southasian, a regional magazine. She has a BA (Hons) in English and an LL.B (Monash), as well as an MA in English (Peradeniya) and LL.M (Colombo).

Kanchanakesi Warnapala

Kanchanakesi Warnapala graduated with honours from the Department of English, University of Peradeniya, and subsequently obtained her Master’s Degree in English and Doctorate in English from Michigan State University, USA. She is at present a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and has published her academic research in journals such as Interventions, Early Popular Visual Culture and Postcolonial Text.

Sinhala Panel

Sulochana Wickremesinghe

Sulochana is a senior journalist and literary critic. He has served as a jury member of several literary awards such as the Godage Literary Awards, Swarnapusthaka Awards and the State Literary Awards as well as a panel member of several drama competitions. He obtained his MA from the University of Kelaniya and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Academy of Media and Arts.