#WRITEOFF – Winners Announced…


Ladies and gentlemen, we take this opportunity to introduce you the winners of the first ever Sri Lankan blogging competition which was organised by liyamu.lk.

Congratulations and well done indeed to all the winners!!!

Note: We will contact the winners personally to arrange the distribution of prizes.

[ecko_alert color=”gray”]WINNING STORIES[/ecko_alert]

1.  රස්තියාදුකාරයා – Hiran Herath

2. හදේ පැතුමක්…. – Yashmika

3. My Generation – Phusathi Liyanaarachchi

Click here to view all the 20 shortlisted stories…

We hope that you have enjoyed writing and discovered the art of blogging as much as we enjoyed organizing it! We are delighted about the response we received for this competition and we hope to continue with a series of such competitions… We invite you to keep on blogging and join hands to create the biggest online blogging community in this little island!

We take this opportunity to sincerely thank our judges once again for the voluntary efforts they put in to make #WRITEOFF a reality. Thank you very much…

Finally we thank all of you, our sincere readers who have made liyamu a happening place for all!

[ecko_alert color=”gray”]JUDGING[/ecko_alert]

How you were judged?

We were privileged to have a judging panel which comprised 3 individuals representing 3 age groups and different interests. The 20 shortlisted articles were sent to the judges, and once we received their marks, we were able to average the marks to choose the final list of winners. It should be noted that there was an extremely tight competition among all the competing stories and since there could be only 3 winners, we had to make the tough choice of choosing the top 3!

Who were your judges?

We firmly believe that the art of “blogging” is a diversified exercise and is therefore an open sphere of thoughts which end up as a stories. Therefore, the fact that we have chosen a judging panel consisting of individuals belonging to different professions and interests would surely have ensured an unbiased playing field for all the authors. We introduce our panel of judges below:


Sybil Wettasinghe

Sybil Wettasinghe is remembered by most of us as the author and illustrator of ‘Kuda Hora’, a legendary Sri Lankan children’s story which has been read and cherished by many generations of kids. A pioneer in the field of juvenile story writing and illustrating in Sri Lanka. Wettasinghe’s stories for children and her delightful rendering of images innovatively brought into life the essence of the tales narrated.[ecko_quote source=”Sybil Wettasinghe”]The quality of some of these stories are quite amazing, coming from amateur writers, Please do keep on blogging! liyamu.lk is a wonderful initiative! [/ecko_quote]

Neranjaka Jayarathne

Neranjaka Jayarathne is a  Lecturer of Mathematics and a profound researcher at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. He holds a MSc. in Applied Electronics University of Colombo and a BSc.(Hons) Special Degree in Business, Finance and Computational Mathematics. He is also a member of IEEE.

He describes himself as a radical conventionalist and is an ardent Nationalist. [ecko_quote source=”Neranjaka Jayarathne”]It is an honour to contribute to such kind of an outstanding endeavour. In an era where the whole cyber-space is consumed by commercialized or self centred movements, It is always AWESOME to see some outstanding young guns stepping up to facilitate the development of the intellectual capacity of cyber crawlers. [/ecko_quote]

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Wordslinger. Geek. Blogger, Catalyst, Idea person.

Yudhanjaya is a jack of most trades and grammar Nazi extraordinaire, he spends most of his life immersed in the tick-tock cadence of the techscape. Occasionally found kicking over social buckets and causing mild controversy at icaruswept.com. Currently works at WSO2. [ecko_quote source=”Yudhanjaya Wijeratne”]The majority theme here seems to be love. There are some themes that showed a lot of promise.[/ecko_quote]

#WRITEOFF 2 is coming soon! Stay tuned with liyamu.lk! Keep Blogging!


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