Asitha I. Jayawardena
Published writing 1993-2007

Welcome...

You're most welcome to enjoy some of my writing - prose and poetry - published during 1993-2007.

This is only a cross-section of my work in this period - 141 articles, 39 instalments of a light-reading column ('Mind Mirror') and 105 poems.

I'm sure, you'll find something interesting in this website because my work spans many areas. These write-ups embrace a multitude of topics from science and technology to sustainability, from golf to flying kisses, and from research to chocolate. Examples include http://www.island.lk/2005/09/14/features5.html and http://www.dailynews.lk/2001/09/21/fea02.html.

Enjoy....

PROSE

Science & technology articles

An integrated approach for buildings against natural disasters (The Island of 11 March 2005)
Brickwork buildings with earthquake resistance (The Island of 25 February 2005)
Post-tsunami housing strategies (The Island of 29 January 2005)

Sustainability articles

Understanding waste – the first step in solving waste crisis (The Island of 12, 19 & 26 June 2007 – three parts)
Buildings for sustainability: Materials and construction (The Island of 17 July 2007)
An economical and environment-friendly building material (The Island of 11 February 2005)
Pushing rail infrastructure underground for new urban districts: Lessons from Germany (The Island, 16 November 2006)

Humorous articles

Golf: A good walk spoiled? (The Island of 1 September 2005)
From flying kisses to heart trouble (The Island of 9 August 2003)
The best gift for your sweetheart (The Daily News of 13 February 2002)

‘Mind Mirror’ column

Research: Blindfolded archery? (The Evening Observer of 31 May 2001)
Home, sweet house (The Evening Observer of 8 September 2000)

General articles

Chocolate: food of gods and love (The Island of 22 October 2004)
Read both books and life (The Island of 14 September 2005)

POETRY

Humorous poetry

Advice with warning (The Sunday Island of 2 July 1995)

General poetry

Like your love for me (http://www.poetry.com, 2001)
Wonderful and awful (The Sunday Island of 9 November 1997)

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Flowers in Sri Lanka in August 2010

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena