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Sunil Govinnage Sunil Govinnage i(A56745 works by) (a.k.a. Sunil Kantha Govinnage)
Born: Established: 1950
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Sri Lanka,
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South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1986
Heritage: Sri Lankan
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Poet, author and translator, Sunil Govinnage has been writing poetry in Sinhala since 1965 and in English since 1989. He moved from Sri Lanka to Perth in the late 1980s and has worked as a full-time civil servant in Western Australia since December 1988. He has an MA from Murdoch University.

Govinnage has three collections of poetry in Sinhala. His third Sinhala collection of poetry, Mathaka Mawatha, (Passage of Memory), won the Best Poetry Award, 2010, presented by Godage International Publishers, Sri Lanka. His English poetry has been read in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the USA and published in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the UK and the USA. [Source: Perth: My Village Down Under]

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