Newton Gunasekera's Sinhala novel Maru Katharaka Upan Puthe will be
launched at Dayawansa Jayakody Book Exhibition Hall, Colombo 10 on June
30 at 10 a.m.
Newton Gunasekera is the author of several other books such as Maha
Bedde Suduvedda, Sudu Gona, Tarsange Veera Putha, Muthuvarusa, Sakura
Malak, Charulatha, Ruvan Maliga, Sandagira Arana, Rankenden Benda and
Ape Kalaye Veerayo.
The latest edition of Maru Katharaka Upan Puthe is a Dayawansa
Darshana Ashoka Kumara
Two books on media authored by journalist Darshana Ashoka Kumara will
be launched on July 2 at the National Library and Documentation Centre,
Auditorium at 3.30 pm under the patronage of Media Minister Lakshman
The books are Vathaman Madya Adyana, Pravanatha (Trends in
contemporary media studies) and Nawa Kalamanakarana Sankalpa saha
Pravurthi Kamaraya (New management concepts and the Newsroom). SLBC
Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe, Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe, Mohan Samaranayake,
Karunarathna Wijewardhana will deliver speeches.
The book on trends in contemporary media studies explores various
trends such as genre studies, narratology, media ownership, public
service broadcasting, marketing and advertising, newsroom management
concepts and motivation techniques.
Ashoka Kumara is a journalist at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting
Corporation. He is a computer science graduate of the Sri
Jayawardhanapura University and obtained his MA degree from the
Kelaniya University in Mass Communication.