Udaya R. Tennakoon

Udaya R. Tennakoon Biography

As a Diaspora Poet, he lives in Zürich, Switzerland, but his home country is Sri Lanka, where he was born in 1970. Being a political refugee, he sees the world in many perspectives and engages with writing, theater, and research. Tennakoon graduated from University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. At the University of Basel, Switzerland, and also at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, He has studied ‘History' in his bachelor, ‘Drama and Theater' and ‘Peace and Conflict Transformation' for my master Studies. As a writer, he has published several books in Sinhala and has done some theater works. He contributes articles to many websites and also as a social activist, he has been engaging with many voluntary works inside Switzerland and Europe as well as outside in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Udaya R. Tennakoon

The Best Poem Of Udaya R. Tennakoon

Evening Walk

Aimless mind slap bang
Coated out to spring
Dressed up, bear body hiding
Set out the old road along

The bus or the tram
Unless may be the train
To right or the left no plan
Time and space came

The side where I belonged to
The tram was on way from left to
Undecided space came think to
Opened the door just get into

Passengers were on seats
Passersby were in streets
Seemed to be direct targets
Looking at their end points

Planned and minded among
Blank and aimless I am
Getting down one by one
One and only in I am

Reverse way to the direction
Same as the tram to go again
Waiting for till times come
End or the beginning no aim

Passengers were on seats
Passersby were in streets
Driver is on the seat
I am also on my seat

All they know their aim
I don't have a plan
Left or the right same
Just for the pass time

Udaya R. Tennakoon Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 04 October 2018

waiting for an unpublished poem of yours for our next Anthology - 'SPACE OF THE MIND'... ;)

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Fabrizio Frosini 07 October 2016

_______________________________________ sent you a copy.. got it? _______________________________________ Our ebook is also online at Amazon.com ?? _______________________________________

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Usha Punathil 23 September 2012

good poems! ! ! CONTEMPORARY AND SENSIBLE congrtas

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Usha Punathil 23 September 2012

good poems..contemporary and sensible..congrtas

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Udaya R. Tennakoon Quotes

Without minority called it is motherland Without symbolic father called it is fatherland Way of rhythm seems to be a grave land War of victory celebrates in barren land

In a house they live Two wars done in their worlds Calmness, deepness sit in hearts Where the peace lives

War Crime: A punishment to the past In that criminals were enthroned A prediction to the future In that humanity to be Civilized and dignified

Meaningless is the meaning of life

The dream that I dream will never dream at the bed

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