Colombo Art Biennale 2012 – Photo Essay by Gary Paramanathan

Colombo Art Biennale 2012 – Photo Essay from iSrilankan on Vimeo.

Gary Paramanathan strolled through The Colombo Art Biennale to find the good, the bad and the ugly. He apologises in advance for the limited number of photos as his usual photography collaborator was too busy studying for exams.

Gary’s Callout: Colourfest Australia to screen short Sri Lankan films – Submission deadline is end May !



Colourfest: Australia’s multicultural film festival is looking for filmmakers from Sri Lanka and around the world to submit short films about Sri Lankans, in Sri Lanka or as part of the global diaspora. [Read more…]

My First Visit


by Gary Paramanathan


I was born in Jaffna, raised in Colombo, and reached adolescence in Sydney. In 2010 I returned to Jaffna after being away for 20 years. These are thoughts I put into words as I was waiting the hours and days to return to more familiar ground, i.e Colombo and Sydney.



My First Visit by Gary Paramanathan from iSrilankan on Vimeo.
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Were you at the Galle Literary Festival 2012?

A photoessay by Gary Paramanathan
A walk through the 2012 Galle Literary Festival from the perspective of a middle-of-the-road reader, and a bit of gossiper. [Read more…]