Bhubaneswar:22/9/20:IITTM Bhubaneswar & Bodh Gaya is jointly organizing a cultural and tourism web talk on 23 rd September 2020 at 5 PM. Daya Dissanayake an eminent author and poet from Sri Lanka will be speaking on the topic: ” Ashoka Dharma – Antidote to the Pandemic”
Daya Dissanayake is a bilingual Sri Lankan novelist, poet, and blogger. His work spans a critical study of king Ashoka, nine novels in English, six novels in Sinhala and a collection of poems, and numerous articles in newspapers, journals, and magazines. He is the author of the first e-novel in Asia, ‘The Saadhu Testament’ (1998), and the first e-novel in Sinhala, ‘Vessan Novu Wedun’ (2003). His first nonfiction work is “Who is Ashoka?”He is the only Sri Lankan writer to receive the Sri Lankan State Literary Award for the best English novel three times and was awarded the SAARC Literary Award in 2013. Being the first Sri Lankan to release his work online and for free access.
All are requested to join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81901416616,Meeting ID:81901416616