Sybil Wettasinghe no more

Veteran artiste and author Sybil Wettasinghe has passed away at the age of 92.

One of the most popular authors among children, her books have been translated into several languages.

She produced a narrative called Kuda Hora for the children's page of the Janatha newspaper. This story eventually developed into a book that won critical acclaim both locally and internationally.

Inspired by the success of Kuda Hora, Wettasighe applied herself to writing as well as illustrating and proceeded to produce over 200 children's books over the course of her career.

In 1955,she married Don Dharmapala Wettasinghe, the Chief Editor of all the Lakehouse Newspapers. She was a grandmother of five.

© 2019 Asian Mirror (pvt) Ltd