British Council together with CARE International Sri Lanka collaborated on the Unbound Creative Writing project as a component of the YOUth CREATE Project which was supported by the European Union (2014 – 2016). The main aim of the project was to develop creative writing skills of young people in writing short stories while addressing themes around identities, diversity, reconciliation, democratisation and conflict resolution.

All writings produced as a result of this project are published in this digital collection.

British Council and CARE International Sri Lanka would particularly like to thank the following nationally acclaimed creative writers who were mentors on this project for all their work in making this initiative a success: Sunethra Rajakarunanayake, Piyaseeli Wijemanna, Ameena Hussein, Sopa Pathmanathan, Ayathurai Santhan, Lal Madewattegedara, Nissanka Wijemanna, K S Sivakumaran and Delon Weerasinghe. We also thank the UK creative writer Julia Paul who facilitated the creative writing materials development workshop and Udhara de Silva, the creative digital media consultant who created the digital platforms for the project.

The Short Stories

English

Lost and Found by Rashmi Lekamge
Clenched Souls by T. Vanthana Mahendra
The Polkichcha by Ruvini Katugaha
The Inclusive Flowers by Rajarathnem Sivatharshan
The Bus Window by Nirmani Rajapakshe
The Student Leader by Nipuni Sulakkhana
The Marriage of Shruthi by Keshini Fernando
Second Innings by K Sharlom M Perera
The Broken Shoe by Ishara Jayasundara
Innate Sprouting by Gayathree Srikandavel
How Old Were Your Sons by Fathima Afra Irfan
Breaking Dawn by Dilaksha Sanmugarajah
Another Skin by Dilshan Senaratne

 

Sinhala

කුණාටුව by Rasika Deepani Gunasinghe
කළු ගලින් තැනූ කුඩු ගල් by W A C Sandamali
සෙල්ලාක්කාසු by Suranga Kumarasiri
වසන්තයට තව දුරයි… by Surandi Dilrukshi
හිමව් අරණේ කඳුළු බිංදුව by Gayashika Kumudumali
පිරිමි ගැටය by Prabhani Sachintha Manthreerathna
වළා කැරලි by Oakindage Thilakaratne
එක ම පැදුර by Thilini Wasana Marasinghe
බිඳුණු කැඩපත by L A Y Harshani
මනුස්සකම by Kushani Yashintha
දෙබිඞ්ඩෙන් උපන් මල by Swarna Kumara
(අ) මනුස්සකම් by Kashalya Dissanayake
වැලිකතරේ තාරුණ්‍යය by JMYH Jayalath
රස්සාව by H M S S Herath
මගේ දරුවා by H.M. Pippali Mayura Bandara Gunarathne
අලූත් කැදැල්ලක් by HMHA Bandara
පොල් ගස හා තල් ගස by Hansini Pramuditha
ආදරණීය සරස්වතී…….. by Gayani Asingsala Piyadigama
තේ – මණ්ඩි by Galagoda Danushaka
දේව සාපය by Thilini Ayanthi Ediriweera
සඳ තරු මල් by Maheshika Kalyani Dissanayake
හිමි – අහිමි by Erandi Chandrasekara
පිටගම් by Amanda Liyanage
කුල පොසිටිව් by Nirmani Herath

 

Tamil

அவன் நன்பன் அல்ல…… by Yo. Swasthika
மூன்றாம் வீதி by Vasanthaseelan
தீபம் அணைந்தது….. by V. Narmitha
அறிந்து அணுகு (சமூக நோக்கு) by T. Thevikaran
அடிமேல் அடி by S. Sivatharsi
வடபோச்சே by S. Dharmaseelan
இப்படியும் ஓர் அங்கம்! by Rumaisa Rashed
மீண்டும் உதயமாகும் உறவுகள் by Ramlar Fathima Atheeka
நிஜங்கள் கனவுகள் ஆக.. கனவுகள் நிஜங்கள் ஆக.. by N. Thujokanth
அன்பில் கோபமானவள் by Musthafa Mohamed Ashraff
ஒற்றை யானை by Mannar Amudan
விடுதி……..! by M. Padmini
திசைமாற்றம் by Devarasa Jeevaraji
தாயுமானவள் by T. Anas Kanimozhi
இவனா இப்படி…? by Abirami Yuwarajan
பாசம்…… by Suki Kavin
உறவுகள் பெரிது by Ramlar Fathima Akeela 
மீண்டும் தொலைந்த வாழ்வு….. by M. Lakshiya
சேவைகள் மிதிபடுகையில்…… by Jahitha Jalaldeen

 

Copyrights

© 2016. Copyright in individual writings belongs to their respective authors and copyright in the collection as a whole belongs to the British Council and CARE International Sri Lanka. Extracts from this collection may be reproduced by any method for research and teaching purposes, but the source and author must be acknowledged. The ideas and opinions expressed in this collection are those of the authors; they are not necessarily those of the British Council, CARE International Sri Lanka and European Union and do not commit the publishers.

Artwork © 2016 Lahiru Fernando

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