April 21, 2021

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Sri Lanka: Await a local-flavoured literary feast

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What Sri Lankan does not know the tart, succulent sweetness of pineapple; or the buttery nut flavour of steaming chick peas, bought fresh off the pavement, tossed in mysterious seasonings that you cannot seem to replicate at home?

Vendors appear, as if out of thin air, at every street corner where Sri Lankans gather in any respectable number. Indeed, “annasi” and “kadala gotu” are as familiar to us as blaring horns, resplendent sunsets or salty sea breezes. So what better name for a literary festival that aims to showcase homegrown writing than…“Annasi and Kadala Gotu”?

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