PublishAmerica Presents Train #50 by Pradeep Gunawardana and Bhadraji Mahinda Jayatilaka

Frederick, MD, March 20, 2007 --( PublishAmerica is proud to present Train #50: Tsunami Disaster by Los Angeles, California based authors Pradeep Gunawardana and Bhadraji Mahinda Jayatilaka. Train #50 is based on true incidents that happened on the day of the great Tsunami disaster in 2004. The train started from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, southbound with 2,000 passengers on board; unforeseen events led to a disaster where most passengers perished. While the guard on the train saved many lives, the controller in Colombo saved five other passenger trains that day. There were people of different races and faiths on board, and as their destinies collided, prayers of many faiths intermingled. The aftermath and the survivors’ struggles are vividly explained.

Pradeep Gunawardana had been the Consul General of Sri Lanka in California. This book is based on his strong background of social and political carrier. His influence towards social enhancement has been rewarded on many occasions. Currently, he is the President of Center for Democracy, Sri Lanka.

Author of over eighty books, Bhadraji Mahinda Jayatilaka is a prolific writer, artist and composer. Winner of the D.R. Wijewardena Award for best Novel, he also won the State Literary Award in Sri Lanka in 2005 for best translation.

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Shawn Street