Saturday, April 25, 2015

EN 2204 Sri Lankan Literature


Kamala Wijerathne - Soldier’s Wife Weep / Monument / Musical

DayaDisanayake - Kite / Interview

Richard de Soyza - Lepidoptera/Gajagawannema.

Patrick Fernando - Fisherman mourned by his wife

Anne Ranasinghe - Sati

LakdasaWickramasinghe -Folk Poet Ysinno

YasmineGunarathne - This Language This Woman

Jean Arsanayagam - Mother-in-law

Short Story

Golden Oriole by SuwimaleeKarunaratne

Misunderstanding by J.S Tissanayagam


Rasanayagam’s Last Riot by Ernest Macintyre

Intruder by ThayagarajaArasanayagam

EN 2105 - Common Wealth Literature - 2108

WoleSoynka - ‘Telephone conversation’

A.K. Ramanujan - ‘River’, ‘Obituary’

N. Ezekial - ‘Back Ground Casually’

Kamala Das - ‘My Grand Mother’s House’

Dereckwalkot - ‘Far Cry from Africa’

Thargore - Unworthy Gift

J. P Clerk - Night Rain

Short story

‘Post Master’ by Tagore

Divorcee by Ken SaroWiwa

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

‘Waiting Earth’ by P. Wijenayeka

Friday, January 2, 2015



This short story is the first of the two short stories by Maureen Seneviratne. Both her stories deal with the racial conflict, or the ethnic war in our country. But what will strike you as different is the way she tells her stories or her narrative technique.

Second Year 2nd Semi

·         Recommended text

English and American Poetry

-   John Donne: 1572-1630, Song; Sweetest Love I do not go
-   William Wordsworth: 1770-1850, Upon Westminster Bridge
-   Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose
-   John Keats: 1795-1821, La Belle Dame Sans Mercy, A thing of Beauty
-   W. B. Yeats: 1865-1919, Wild Swans at The Coole
-   Walter De La Mare: 1873-1956, Estranged
-   Rupert Brooke: 1887-1915, The Soldier

Sri Lankan and Post-colonial Poetry

-   Jean Arasanayegam In the Month of July, Ruined Gopuram
-   Anne Raqnasinghe, Secretariat: Cecil Rajendra, Song of Hope
-   Wole Soyinka, Telephone Conversation

Short stories
·         Recommended text
-   Maurreen Seneviratne, Mirage,
-   Jhumpa Lahiri: Mrs. Sen’s
-   O’Henry, The Purple Dress  
·         Recommended text
-   George Orwell: Animal Farm
-   Charles Dickens: The Tale of Two Cities
·         Recommended text
-  William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
-  Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

EN: 1205

EN: 1205 American & British Literature - 1208


Sylvia Plath Mirror, Morning Song
T.S Eliot Morning at the Window
Robert Frost Mending Wall / Stopping by Woods in a snowy Evening
H.W. Longfellow Slave’s Dream
Shakespeare My Mistress’ Eyes
William Blake Chimney Sweepers 1 / 2
John Keats Ode to Grecian Urn
Wilfred Owen DulceEt Decorum Est
Rupert Brooke Soldier

Short story

Ernest Hemmingway The old man at the Bridge
James Joyce The Dead


Shakespeare King Lear or Tempest

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Romantic Era

The Romantic Era
Taken from

By the late 18th century in France and Germany, literary taste began to turn from classical and neoclassical

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rainbow / My heart leaps up when I behold

Rainbow or My heart leaps up when I behold

In this very short poem consisting of only 9 lines, the speaker begins by declaring that he is moved by nature, and especially by nature's beauty: "My heart leaps up when I behold / A Rainbow in the sky." He goes on to