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Saman Tilakasiri (11 August 1928 – 5 January 2000) was a Sri Lankan poet, journalist and an award-winning author. He was a Senior Editor with "Lankadeepa" at Times of Ceylon and the Chief Editor of "Rasavahini" magazine. His published work include research on Sinhala literature, Sinhala grammar lessons, and a number of popular Sinhala books for children and youngsters, several of which won national awards, presidential award and UNICEF Book Competition for "Year of the Children 1979". Children's books by Saman Tilakasiri have become classic contributions to the Sri Lankan and Sinhala literature due to their unique story-telling style that combines conversational and lyrical poetic expression to tell a story which is also enjoyed by adults.

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  • Saman Tilakasiri (11 August 1928 – 5 January 2000) was a Sri Lankan poet, journalist and an award-winning author. He was a Senior Editor with "Lankadeepa" at Times of Ceylon and the Chief Editor of "Rasavahini" magazine. His published work include research on Sinhala literature, Sinhala grammar lessons, and a number of popular Sinhala books for children and youngsters, several of which won national awards, presidential award and UNICEF Book Competition for "Year of the Children 1979". Children's books by Saman Tilakasiri have become classic contributions to the Sri Lankan and Sinhala literature due to their unique story-telling style that combines conversational and lyrical poetic expression to tell a story which is also enjoyed by adults. Saman Tilakasiri was also a lyricist with a rare catalogue of signature songs sung by prominent Sri Lankan musicians Sisira Senaratne, and children's songs by Nanda Malini. He also assisted budding artists in their early career such as prominent musician Visharad W. D. Amaradeva. (en)
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  • 1928-08-11 (xsd:date)
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  • 1928-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
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  • 2000-01-05 (xsd:date)
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  • 2000-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
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  • Buddhist School Nawagamuwa, Kegalle Maha Vidyalaya (en)
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  • Saman Tilakasiri - Sinhala writer and poet laureate of Sri Lanka (en)
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  • National Book Award for Best Book for Children, 1969. Presidential Award in Book Competition for the Year of the Children, 1979. (en)
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  • 1928-08-11 (xsd:date)
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  • Nawagamuwa, Devalegama, Kegalle, Sri Lanka (en)
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  • Dulani, Punsara, Sajitha. (en)
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  • 2000-01-05 (xsd:date)
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  • Times of Ceylon (en)
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  • National Honours for Literary Contribution (en)
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  • Books on Sinhala poetry, Sinhala literature and grammar. Number of Sinhala books for children and youngsters. Won national awards including Presidential Award and UNICEF Book Competition for "Year of the Child 1979". Children's books by Saman Tilakasiri have become classic contributions to the Sri Lankan and Sinhala literature due to their unique story-telling style that combines conversational and lyrical poetic expression to tell a story which is also enjoyed by adults. (en)
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  • Still unpublished work complete with text and illustrations are available for publishing houses and agencies to be reviewed. (en)
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  • Saman Tilakasiri (en)
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  • Sri Lanka (en)
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  • සමන් තිලකසිරි (en)
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  • Sinhala (en)
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  • Writer, Poet, Journalist. Worked as a teacher in Kegalle Buddhist School in 1951. Joined "Lankadeepa" national newspaper from Times of Ceylon in 1952 and continued his services there as a journalist for 33 years. (en)
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  • Henaka Arachchilage Appuhamy Senanayake and Bamunu Arachchillage Tikiri Menike (en)
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  • Chitra Tilakasiri, née Ambeypitiya of Matara (en)
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  • Saman Tilakasiri (11 August 1928 – 5 January 2000) was a Sri Lankan poet, journalist and an award-winning author. He was a Senior Editor with "Lankadeepa" at Times of Ceylon and the Chief Editor of "Rasavahini" magazine. His published work include research on Sinhala literature, Sinhala grammar lessons, and a number of popular Sinhala books for children and youngsters, several of which won national awards, presidential award and UNICEF Book Competition for "Year of the Children 1979". Children's books by Saman Tilakasiri have become classic contributions to the Sri Lankan and Sinhala literature due to their unique story-telling style that combines conversational and lyrical poetic expression to tell a story which is also enjoyed by adults. (en)
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