Veteran children’s author Sybil Wettasinghe no more

2020-07-01 at 09:48

Veteran children’s book writer and illustrator, Sybil Wettasinghe, has passed away.

She passed away at the age of 92 while receiving treatment for an illness at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital last night.

During her career, Wettasinghe gained international recognition with her children’s stories securing awards both in Europe and Asia.

Among her most famous books are මගුල් ගෙදර බත් නැතො, කුඩ හොරා, උඩ ගිය බබා, පුදුම පලිගුව and අච්චාරු මුට්ටිය.

Her final rites have not been decided yet.

She also achieved a new Guinness World Record for the most alternative endings for a book.