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Martin Wickramasinghe

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Lama Hewage Don Martin Wickramasinghe commonly Martin Wickramasinghe, MBE (මාර්ටින් වික්‍රමසිංහ) (29 May 1890 – 23 July 1976) was a Sri Lankan novelist. [1]

46 relations: Buddhism, Buona Vista College, Colombo, Doctor of Letters, Ediriweera Sarachchandra, Elizabeth II, Ezra Pound, Fauna, Film, Flora, Galle, Gamperaliya (film), Gamperaliya (novel), Gautama Buddha, Hitopadesha, Island, Japanese literature, Kaliyugaya, Kaliyugaya (film), Koggala, Koggala Lagoon, Landscape, Lester James Peries, Madol Doova, Madol Duwa, Museum, Nihilism, Novelist, Order of the British Empire, Philosophy, Reef, Sinhalese people, Social science, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan literature, T. S. Eliot, Theravada, Tributary, UNESCO, University of Ceylon, University of Kelaniya, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Viragaya, Walt Whitman, Yuganthaya, Yuganthaya (film).


Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Buona Vista College

Buona Vista College is a school located in Rumassala, Unawatuna, Galle in Southern Sri Lanka.

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Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.

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Doctor of Letters

Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., Litt.D., D. Lit., or Lit. D.; Latin Litterarum Doctor or Doctor Litterarum) is an academic degree, a higher doctorate which, in some countries, may be considered to be beyond the Ph.D. and equal to the Doctor of Science (Sc.D. or D.Sc.). It is awarded in many countries by universities and learned bodies in recognition of achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the creative arts or scholarship and other merits.

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Ediriweera Sarachchandra

Ediriweera Sarachchandra (Sinhala: මහාචාර්ය එදිරිවීර සරච්චන්ද්‍ර) (3 June 1914 – 16 August 1996) was a Sri Lankan playwright, novelist, poet, literary critic, essayist and social commentator.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, as well as a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement.

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Fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time.

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A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Flora is the plant life occurring in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous—native plant life.

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Galle (ගාල්ල; காலி) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo.

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Gamperaliya (film)

Gamperaliya is a 1963 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Dr.

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Gamperaliya (novel)

Gamperaliya (The Transformation of a Village) is a novel written by Sri Lankan writer Martin Wickremasinghe and first published in 1944.

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Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

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Hitopadesha (Sanskrit: हितोपदेशः, IAST: Hitopadeśa, "Beneficial Advice") is an Indian text in Sanskrit language consisting of fables with animal and human characters.

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An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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Japanese literature

Early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written in Classical Chinese.

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Kaliyugaya (Sinhala, Age of Darkness) is a novel written by Sinhala writer Martin Wickremasinghe and first published in 1957.

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Kaliyugaya (film)

Kaliyugaya is a 1981 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries; it was adapted from the novel Kaliyugaya by Martin Wickramasinghe, and follows the events of the film Gamperaliya.

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Koggala is a small coastal town, situated at the edge of alagoon on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.

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Koggala Lagoon

Koggala Lagoon (කොග්ගල කලපුව)is a coastal waterbody located in Galle District,Southern Sri Lanka.

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A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.

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Lester James Peries

Sri Lankabhimanya Lester James Peries (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකාභිමාන්‍ය ලෙස්ටර් ජේම්ස් පීරිස්; 5 April 1919 – 29 April 2018) was a Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

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Madol Doova

Madol Doova (Sinhala: මඩොල් දූව is a children's novel and coming-of-age story written by Sri Lankan writer Martin Wickramasinghe and first published in 1947. The book recounts the misadventures of Upali Giniwella and his friends on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka during the 1890s. It later describes the efforts of Upali and his friend Jinna to lead their lives in a small deserted island. The novel has been translated into several languages, and was made into a film of the same name in 1976.

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Madol Duwa

Madol Duwa (Sinhala, Mangrove Island) is a 1976 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries.

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A museum (plural musea or museums) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.

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Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.

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A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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A reef is a bar of rock, sand, coral or similar material, lying beneath the surface of water.

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Sinhalese people

The Sinhalese (Sinhala: සිංහල ජාතිය Sinhala Jathiya, also known as Hela) are an Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka.

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Social science

Social science is a major category of academic disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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Sri Lankan literature

Sri Lankan literature is the literary tradition of Sri Lanka.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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Theravāda (Pali, literally "school of the elder monks") is a branch of Buddhism that uses the Buddha's teaching preserved in the Pāli Canon as its doctrinal core.

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A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.

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University of Ceylon

The University of Ceylon was the only university in Sri Lanka (earlier Ceylon) from 1942 until 1972.

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University of Kelaniya

The University of Kelaniya (කැළණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, களனி பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a state university of Sri Lanka.

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University of Sri Jayewardenepura

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura (also referred as Jayewardenepura University or USJP) (ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, ஸ்ரீ ஜயவர்தனபுர பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a university in Sri Lanka.

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Viragaya (Devoid of Passions) is a 1956 novel written by Martin Wickremasinghe.

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Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist.

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Yuganthaya (Sinhala, The end of an era) is a novel written by Sri Lankan writer Martin Wickremasinghe and first published in 1949.

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Yuganthaya (film)

Yuganthaya is a 1983 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries; it was adapted from the novel Yuganthaya by Martin Wickramasinghe, and deals with the beginning of labor unions in Sri Lanka.

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