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Veteran author Jayakody Seneviratne passes away

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Veteran author Jayakody Seneviratne, who left an indelible mark in the annals of Sri Lankan literature, has passed away at the age of 86.

He started his writing career as a short story writer and made a great contribution to the literary field of Sri Lanka by authoring 68 novels and compiling many other works. 

His first novel "Adara Ganga Galana Desa" was published in 1968.

'Siththarekuta Pem Benda', 'Demassino', 'Mihindum Salu', 'Rana Thisaru', 'Pini Palasa', 'Swarana Varna' and 'Urachakramalaya' are some of his works.

His book 'Kumari Hami' won the State Literary Award in 1984 and this novel was also the basis for the teledrama by the same name. His novels Nomarena Minissu, Kasthirasa, Nikini Wessa, Dahasgawdura (Sahodarayek) were made into teledramas. 

He was born on March 20, 1936 and received his education at the Government School, Kalutara, Bombuwala Buddhist Mixed School and then Tissa Central College, Kalutara after passing his grade 5 scholarship examination.

Mr. Seneviratne's remains will be placed at his residence at Kirindiwela, Gampaha and the last rites are to be held at the Kirindiwela Public Cemetery on Saturday (24).

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