Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a Molecular Biologist by Training, who completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at University of Melbourne. Dilantha received the prestigious Sir John and Lady Higgins Scholarship for his Ph.D. studies, which he completed in 2007.
Dilantha yet identifies himself, as a Wordsmith, Papadum Thief, “Best Laksa” Seeker, Poet of Accident and Fluke, Hoop-addict, a Late Bloomer in all fronts, Ex-Quiz-Druggy, and perennial Humor-Artist, who is still learning the craft of poetry, while finding some homes for his poems. Basically, Dilantha lives in a chimerical universe of science and poems. Dilantha’s poems have been accepted for publication /published in Kingdoms in the Wild, HeartWood Literary Magazine, Canary Literary Magazine, Boston Accent, Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry, Zingara Poetry Review, The Wagon, The Peacock Journal and Ravens Perch, among others.
Dilantha too has two anthologies of poetry, ‘Kite Dreams’ (2016) and ‘Driftwood’ (2017), both brought to the readership by Sarasavi Publishers, and is working on his third poetry collection (Rewiring Destiny) and a book of Haiku poems (Haiku Kites on Galle Face). Dilantha too won the emerging writer for the year 2016 in the Godage National Literary Awards, Sri Lanka, for his poetry book “Kite Dreams”, while being shortlisted for the poetry prize.
Dilantha blogs at – https://kite-dreams.com/