The Editors take great pleasure in presenting the first five issues of New Ceylon Writing.
We view this move as a crucial step towards preserving what we feel is a valuable period of
the Sri Lankan English literary memory reel.
Interested readers will find within the pages of the Quintet the early work of many writers
whose names are well-known today, nationally and internationally. Among them are four outstanding poets –
Patrick Fernando, Lakdasa Wikkramasinha, Anne Ranasinghe and Jean Arasanayagam.
You will also find here the complete text of Lakshmi de Silva’s translation of the Sarachchandra play 'Sinhabahu',
a selection of short plays by Ernest Macintyre, and an account of the Dramsoc’s beginnings by E.F.C. Ludowyk.
It is our hope and wish that New Ceylon Writing will continue to provide a connection to that significant past,
inspiring a new generation of writers to continue the tradition and add to
the burgeoning, rich landscape of English literature in Sri Lanka.
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