Blending thoughts into words

Sanith Santhasa Piyadigamage

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In an era, where individual pinnacles are evident, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging the ones around is my passion. I take pride in born in a land known for its inimitable history and hospitality, Sri Lanka. At the same time, It’s with gratitude, that I mention my life in the UAE has been both safe and complete within the visions of universal equality.

Thoughts of a ten-year-old, Tolerance for Happiness, An Anthology of Expressions and Lies of Omission are my publications that reveal the unuttered.

In celebrating the 23rd edition of Sharjah International Narrator Forum 2023, my latest publication, Peacefully Powerful Ghaf was launched in September 2023.

A 16-year-old, living in the world's most cosmopolitan city, and studying with over 86 nationalities, how would I not say, an awe-inspiring experience?

Image Courtesy : SIBF
  •  18/09/2023 09:00 AM - 20/09/2023 06:00 PM
  •   Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

The 23rd edition of the Sharjah International Narrator Forum from the 18th to the 20th of September. This year’s theme – ‘‘tales of plants’’ aimed to offer valuable insights to customs, traditions and popular heritage in the UAE and across the globe.

  •  01/03/2023 04:00 PM - 07/03/2023 09:20 PM
  •   Heart of Sharjah

There’s nobody around without a story. We’ve all got stories of our own. I like to say that that our “human” universe isn’t made up of atoms but stories instead. Its these stories after all that build culture and tradition. Eventually these two key points build our own identities and who we really are. I feel that a great story restores order with creativity I feel that a great story speaks of values with imagination.

  •  05/11/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

The common realm, altered significantly as a result of 10 years of turmoil, what have we learnt from it? Disagreement, regardless of scale, reiterates all colours of what it truly means to be human. A discussion forum on how the present should let go, of the scars that built it. A narrative analysis on the deadliest global conflict.

  •  21/09/2022 09:00 AM
  •   Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Tapping into imaginative minds, inviting them for their own imagery and rational. I enjoyed connecting with children of many ages, specially, the small ones throughout all three days. Conveying ideas and building up empathy via spoken words, tell me? Isn’t it the smooth transition of cultural heritage across generations?

  •  04/03/2022 08:45 AM
  •   Al Khaleej International School

Reasoning and logic are traits we humans indeed master. Many theories and vivid ideologies! A significant moment of developing respect and building alliance. Interacting with year 7&8 students during their special week dedicated for reading and meeting authors.

  •  22/12/2021 11:00 AM
  • Online Event

It's left for writers to flow words to reach humans. In discovering the madman, carpenter, architect, and finally, the judge. The importance of envisaging and creating our own piece. The Writing Process!

  •  19/12/2021 10:00 AM
  •   Al Mankhool - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Until we bring our pen to the paper, I don't think we have begun. Encountering setbacks, I myself found unavoidable. So, I learnt to tear off what isn't just right, and wrote. Again, and again..

  •  06/11/2021 04:30 PM
  •   Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

History serves as the basis for us to recollect our thoughts, analyze the past, and stay inspired for what's ahead. Emphasizing the importance of uniting for common progress, avoiding war, and eliminating ignorance. The need for change and to avoid conflict. Image courtesy: SIBF

  •  22/09/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

I was honored to be the youngest narrator and to work with performers of stupendous experience and energy, in an initiative where the symbolism of cultural values was reiterated, ” In a world where many think that we children will create - will constitute in the future, I was already aspiring!

  •  13/08/2020 10:00 AM
  • Online Event

We read through more fact and opinion during the Pandemic, the times, we were compelled to stay away from school. Discussed why it's more important to figure where we have gone wrong. We understood that its ignorance and not consciousness that makes humans intolerant.

  •  09/08/2020 11:00 AM
  • Online Event

An interactive workshop on Creative Writing in association with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. We spoke of how and why we should be ready to take the compliment or the blame for what we create. And why we should agree to disagree. Interacting with many students from UAE, Bangladesh, and Eswatini during our school closure and social isolation, how could I not make a note of?

  •  05/11/2019 10:00 AM
  •   Sharjah

In an era, where personal bank balance reigns supreme for many, could state of happiness ever matter? Building social bonds, living in packs, forming villages,and capitalizing in specialized labour - what exactly did it do to the homosapien?

  •  07/03/2019 12:00 PM
  •   Deira Private School

'' Meet the Author '' - A discussion forum on how fixed mindsets react to challenges and surrounding. We improved our ideas, then came up with completely new ones! All of them were so good and none we were able to ignore.

  •  29/11/2018 11:10 AM
  •   Wesgreen International School, Sharjah

If not for books, clueless, we would have been of vegetarians sacrificing vegetables in ancient Greece, and how the Nazis treated animals in a way better than the Jews. Looking at history for an in-depth interpretation of today's world. An invitation to read and understand before we draw our own conclusions. With astounding ten -year- olds and many others, on ''The World Book Day''

  •  08/11/2018 06:00 PM
  •   Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Humans are species of utmost complexity. Amidst the dark cluster of shrubs and fine beautiful gardens, there they were, the ten-year-olds., A discussion forum with many who joined me at the Sharjah International Book Fair in 2018. the day I began to reveal my story, my story of how, I began to blend my thoughts into words.

Her Excellency Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi - Minister of Culture and Youth

Her Excellency Hala Badri - DG of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority

His Excellency Rustam Minnikhanov - President of Tartarstan

Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Schumann - Defence Attache - UAE & Kuwait

Dr. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Almusallam- Chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage

His Excellency Dr. Zaki Nusseibeh

Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann - Chairman of the World Security Network Foundation

Mr. Chris Gardner - Author of Pursuit of Happyness

His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmad Al Shaibani - Chairman of High Committee (WTS)

Dubai Police

Mr. Michael Bird - Author/Art Historian