President congratulates Shehan Karunatilaka on winning Booker Prize

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated Shehan Karunatilaka on becoming the second Sri Lanka-born author to receive the prestigious Booker Prize for his second novel. “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”.

The novel Karunatilaka’s second, is a satire based in war-torn Sri Lanka, surrounding the life of a war photographer who goes on a journalistic mission in his afterlife. Karunatilaka will receive $50,000 as prize money.

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