Event - Literature
Anton Chekhov celebrated
Russian Centre in Colombo and the Russian Literary Circle will
commemorate the 125th anniversary of the arrival of renowned playwright
and author, Anton Chekhov, to Sri Lanka, at a ceremony at the Russian
Centre, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, at 4.00 p.m. on November 23
A felicitation volume on Chekov titled Chekov Nataka Ananyakaranaya
by veteran cinematic writer Ariyaratne Vithana will also be launched.
The event will be chaired by Dr W. A. Abeysinghe and the introduction to
the book will be made by Ranjana Senasinghe. The main lecture on Anton
Chekov's literary contribution will be made by Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya,
Senior Lecturer, Sinhala Department, and University of Colombo.
The event named the 2015 Russian Literary Ceremony will also
commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Russian Literary Circle and will
include a photography exhibition and Russian Book Fair, the presentation
of the 'Leo Tolstoy Award' by Alexander A. Karchava, Russian Ambassador
to Sri Lanka. The Award will be presented to Gunasena Vithana, writer
and critic, Ranjith Dharmakirthi, writer and dramatist, Ananda Amarasiri
and Chulananda Samaranayake, both translators and writers.