Janaki Sooriyarachchi





Janaki Sooriyarachchi


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Sri Lanka
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Janaki Sooriyarachchi is a very versatile author-illustrator in Sri Lanka, who started writing in her early childhood. She wrote her first book, a ballad, when she was 8 years old and her first book was published at the age of 14. Since then, she has authored over 175 story books for children.

Though she started her career as a banker in a private bank, she continued her hobbies in art and literature.


She received the following awards, among others:
State Literary Awards-2007 (Children's Literature-English)
Bunka Awards -2005 Japan - Sri Lanka Cultural Foundation
State Literary Awards-2004 (Children's Literature-Sinhala)
State Literary Awards-2004 (Children's Literature-English)

Average rating: 3.65 · 105 ratings · 42 reviews · 23 distinct works
Finbo

3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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The Giant Mushroom

3.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2003
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Twinklinka

4.89 avg rating — 9 ratings
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It's Amma's Birthday Tomorrow

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2008
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The Flying Train

3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2003
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Buhuki

3.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2004
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Emirosy

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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The Ugly Princess

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings
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The Witch's Daughter

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2005
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චන්දු තමී

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2009
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“But the people only talked about how ugly her face looked. No one even bothered to mention what a sweet, kindhearted girl she was. Now, don’t be amazed! That is just the nature of humans, to notice the one flaw among a person’s ten good qualities.”
Janaki Sooriyarachchi, The Ugly Princess

“We need no language to laugh”
Janaki Sooriyarachchi, චන්දු තමී

“Only sweet people with good virtues can go to fairyland. Those who treat others meanly and without respect can never go there.”
Janaki Sooriyarachchi, Emirosy

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