Candace Bushnell, the critically-acclaimed international best-selling author from New York, was joined by award winning American writer Jay Mclnerney and his wife on a SriLankan Airlines’ Air Taxi ride from Colombo to Koggala to participate in the Galle Literary Festival, held from 26-30 January.
The trio was among some of the first celebrities to embark on a scenic ride since the recent re-launch of the air taxi service which has scheduled as well as special domestic air services to several parts of the island. The writers attended the GLF following the Rajasthan Literary Festival in Jaipur, India.
Candace and Jay were among several authors and writers in conversation over topics relating to published books which have won awards and made movies and TV series.
“The air taxi ride over the coastal belt of the western and southern Sri Lanka afforded a breathtaking view of the country and after an extended stay at the Taprobane Island in Weligama,” she said.
“Sri Lanka is beautiful and I loved my visit here. I intend to come back sometime to see what I have missed, like the tea plantations, Elephant Orphanage and Kandy.” She also commented that “the people are nice” and that she had a “great experience in Sri Lanka”.