27 Jan Sinhalese Literary and Cultural Aesthetics: Martin Wickramasinghe’s Novels Gamperaliya and Viragaya. Article (PDF Available) · January Sri Lankan Merchandise; Viragaya. Viragaya. Novel – Viragaya. Viragaya. Book Title: Viragaya. Author: Martin Wikramasinghe. Publisher: Sarasa. No Of Pages. Thursday, May 4, at PM UTC+ More than a year ago. pin. National Library and Documentation Services Board, Sri Lanka. No 14, Independence.

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Aravinda Jayasena and Siddhartha are on an eternal voyage to seek solace outside the social norms. One of the defining features of humanity is our ability to create, and to turn flashes of inspiration and new ideas into solid creative constructions: Vehicle carrying Gota, wife in accident at Hakmana The vehicle in which Way shown by the lotus: When Bathee comes of age, Aravinda arranges her marriage with a person whom Bathee is in love and creates a job for him as a driver by buying him a car.

Ailing imbalance between the rich and the poor. He adopts a girl named Bathie just out of sense of charity and he cares for her like a father.

He decides to move to a small village. Foolproof blueprint leaves villagers jaded. Aravinda dies an untimely death at the end of the story Chamara Sumanapala rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Firagaya rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Viragaya is considered as the first Sinhala novel which was completely translated and published in the French language.

Without reservations, Viragaya of Martin Wickremasinghe has been rated as the best Sinhalese fiction by critics. No trivia or quizzes yet.

First published in in Sinhala, the novel was translated into English language in by Professor Ashley Halpe, under the title The Way of the Lotus.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I found that some of the scholars disliked the title as it perhaps tends to disarray the central theme of vifagaya original creative work. In Sri Lanka, and in most other parts of the world, when massive development projects fail and lead to disaster, it is women who are most vulnerable to the resulting impacts.

The fact that Nidhanaya was a minute segment which made up a larger part of a series in a book made in to a film running for over a one and a half hours duration made Peries’ effort even more eminent. They are viraaya helped by the encouragement on the part of Dr Ranga Wickramasinghe, the president of Wickramasinghe Virataya.

Wickramasinghe does not use the psychological narrative technique all the time. A news is born. The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka.

Viragaya Film

He does not have a single tinge of passion for studying medicine. So these are the methods that stylists work within. That is proven to be the hallmark of many a Sri Lankan director caught up in the classical tide of things. Over the past few years, language has been thrown into much debate and revolution with the rapid use of emojis. On 25th October, at an event held at Temple Trees, the State honoured several cast and crew members of the first two landmark artistic productions, both of which complete 60 years this year.

As such perhaps Viragaya could be pointed as the novel that uses the pioneer narrative technique of the psychological mode of narration via the stream of consciousness. But taken unawares of what they were doing, other than trying to attract the largest viewing audience for their individual channel the fact that surfaced is interesting notions of compare and contrast. Return to Book Page. In the wake of travel advisories issued Wickramasinghe takes a leisurely walk in the literary terrain with Hermann Hesse creating the perennial characters out of Aravinda Jayasena and Siddhartha.


Work together for an open global economy. Comment cannot be empty. He said te name of the of the protagonist in Viragaya is Aravinda and the same is used purposely by the writer to denote the certain way of living.

Retrieved 18 September At times he discusses quite seriously about matters related to metaphysic and anthropology.

Viragaya: The Way of the Lotus by Martin Wickramasinghe

Ganga rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Participating in a radio show some years ago, Wickremasinghe traced the history of his work said, he visited a friend in Panadura in the yearwho spoke of a young man who lived in the opposite house. Skip to main content. Cutting toads and corpses is not his cup of tea. Ad Rates Subscribe Now. It is a total departure from the destructive course taken by most men with a craving to possess; a sacred journey towards tranquility and peace, detaching of all obsession.

Sixtieth anniversary of two national epic productions were celebrated with deserving pomp and pageantry under the patronage of the Prime Minister. President Maithripala Sirisena said toda The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.