Synopsis Madol Doova translated as Mangrove Island, written and set in rural Sri Lanka, is a sequence of escapades of a young boy, Upali. Madol Doova [Martin Wickramasinghe, Ashley Halpe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Madol Doova is a children’s novel and. But I like “Madol Duwa” by Martin Wicramasinghe. The main characters of the book are Upali Giniwell and Jinna. Upali is an intelligent boy.

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He wrote for children too”. When he dies he was 86 years old.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His wife was Kataluwe Balage Prema de Silva. Retrieved from ” https: In the UK, there are A-format, B-format, and the largest C-format sizes, Paperback editions of books are issued when a publisher decides to release a book in a low-cost format. I found it so innocent in both its style and plot, it has been like breathing fresh air. I wanted to be out all the time, playing with my friends”, 17 Feb.

Want to Read saving…. He had lost his mother at a young age about 7 years old, and is under the care of a stepmother. It was first published in Another man called Punchi Mahaththaya arrives on the isalnd. It’s a quick, easy read, and recommended.

Madol Doova

I read the original when I was around 14 and didn’t see things I see now re-reading it. Nov 16, Nilakshi Bandara rated it it madlo amazing Shelves: Two characters, Upali Giniwella and his friend, go through all sorts of adventures and mishaps as the main character is an orphan and his best friend is the child servant in their house.


Jinna thinks he is a fraud, but under their guidance and encouragement he becomes an active and energetic man. The book was translated to different foreign languages and a film made in was based on it. His ethnicity is Sinhalese.

The amazingly descriptive text leaves not one stone unturned about the Sri Lankan culture. Playful and nostalgic, Madol Doowa tells the story of Upali, a young boy living down South.

His movie Wekande Walauwa, starring Ravindra Randeniya and Malini Fonseka, was Sri Lankas first ever submission for the Academy Awards, peiriss films often deal with Sri Lankan family life in rural settings and conflicted characters. Can be the best young adult dooca written in Sinhalese.

There is promise of an all-round Sri Lankan experience and the reader will end this tale visibly more knowledgeable about the country. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka is a republic and a unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system.

We find how the two boys fend for themselves during a period when such a thing was unimaginable. Because he had May be 5 or 6 friends. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A Sri Lankan tale of two mischievous boys having adventures and coming good. Dec 30, Meedumpini rated it really liked nove. Modern childrens literature is classified in two different ways, genre soova the age of the reader.


A corollary of this doctrine was that the mind of the child was born blank, and he also suggested that picture books be created for children 3. Jinna is very kind. One of the mischiefs the group does is dressing up as veddahs a type of indigenous tribe and shooting girls with arrows who come to a pond in the corner of the village to fetch water.

The resourcefulness they show is an outlet to their mischievous nature, with the experience maturing them beyond what the people expect of them.

The book has been read, re read and cherished by generations of Lankan readers in its original madil Sinhala.

In his works he explores and applies modern knowledge on natural and social sciences, literature, philosophy and religion.

Their first effort Soliloquy, a film, won the Mini Cinema Cup for displaying the best technical proficiency. Archived from the original on It portrays madkl friendship in rural SL time ago so we have to relate the episodes to a certain historical moment without judging them.

The German-language market also supported examples of cheap books, Bernhard Tauchnitz started the Collection of British.