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"Visions of an Island"
Thank you Patricia De Alwis for sending me this amazing video on Sri Lanka
"Visions of an Island" is an autobiographical account of Sir Christopher Ondaatje' romance with Sri Lanka drawing on several of his books.
Sir Christopher is writer in residence from 28 March till 14 April 2011, he was born in Ceylon, educated in London and immigrated to Canada in 1956. He has worked at several magazines and newspapers, and in 1967 founded the Pagurian Press, which eventually became the enormously successful Pagurian Corporation. In 1988 he sold all his business interests and returned to the literary world.
He is the author of seven books including the best-selling Burton biographies "Sindh Revisited" and "Journey to the Source of the Nile". He was a member of Canada's 1964 Olympic bobsled team, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. He lives in London, England.
You can’t get any better…….classic Sri Lankan at it’s best
The following on You Tube is an excellent film (45min), based on the book (“The Man-Eater of Punani”) written by Canadian,
Sri Lankan ,Sir Christopher Ondaatje the philanthropist, businessman and brother of Michael Ondaatje.
The film is entitled “Visions of an Island”. It relates a visit he made back to Ceylon, where he was born, after some 43years of having been
For many of us, it will bring back many happy memories of the island many of us were born in.!