‘Celeb Chat’ explores childhood dreams with Sybil Wettasinghe

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Sybil Wettasinghe, celebrated writer of children’s books brings her many tales to Prime TV CSN’s “Celeb Chat” at 09.30 pm on Monday 27 June 2011 in a tete-a-tete with host Kumar de Silva.  

She grew up in the cozy village environment of Gintota, down South with its happy childhood memories.

Her work provided her with an extensive canvas where she recaptured the nostalgic reminiscences of its blissful moments. The refreshing rural background to all her stories and illustrations are recollections of her early childhood days which never seem to have diminish in her mind over the passing years.  

Sybil Wettasinghe is remembered as the author and illustrator of ‘Kuda Hora’, a legendary Sri Lankan children’s story which has been read and cherished by generations of children. A pioneer in the field of juvenile story writing and illustrating in Sri Lanka, her stories for children and her delightful rendering of images have innovatively brought to life the essence of the tales narrated.

A grandmother of five, Sybil says that all the world’s children are like her very own. She loves them all. Children are the spice of her life. Sybil’s creations have amused and entertained children for over five decades, with over two hundred books in both languages, local and international, to her credit.  Sybil has also received recognition in the way of many awards for art and literature.

 REPEAT : Tuesday 28 June at 8.00 AM. You can catch Celeb Chat on CSN on UHF 22, Channel 75 on Dialog TV and also on PEO TV. You can also catch the live streaming on www.primetv.lk