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Shirani Rajapakse

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in Colombo , Sri Lanka



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August 2012


Shirani Rajapakse is a Sri Lankan poet and author. She won the "Cha 'Betrayal' Poetry Contest" 2013 and was a finalist in the "Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards" 2013.

She is the author of two collections of short stories, "Breaking News" (2011, 2018) -shortlisted for the 2010 "Gratiaen Award" and "I Exist. Therefore I Am" (2018) – winner of the 2019 "State Literary Award" and shortlisted for the 2019 "Rubery Book Awards".

Her debut poetry collection "Chant of a Million Women" (2017) won the 2018 "Kindle Book Awards", was chosen as an 'Official Selection' in the 2018 "New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing" and received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 "Readers’ Favorite Awards".

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Basso Profundo, March 22, 2020.

The first review of Fallen Leaves, is by Luke Sherwood and is at Basso Profundo. Go here for the link or read it below.

March 22, 2020

“Fallen Leaves” by Shirani Rajapakse

By Luke Sherwood

In Shirani Rajapakse, the small and long-suffering island of Sri Lanka has its voice of reason, its staunch advocate for the local people shredded in the maw of bloody insurrection. Rajapakse, award-winning

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