Sybil Wettasinghe

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Kala Keerthi Sybil Wettasinghe (Sinhala: සිබිල් වෙත්තසිංහ) (31 October 1927 – 1 July 2020) was a Sri Lankan children's book writer and an illustrator.[1] Wettasinghe wrote more than 200 children's books which have been translated into several languages. Two of her best known works are "Child In Me" and "Eternally Yours".[2][3] She was born in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Wettasinghe died at a hospital in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka on 1 July 2020 from heart failure, aged 92.[4]

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  1. "Sybil Wettasinghe (Author of The Umbrella Thief)". 22 July 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. "Sybil Wettasinghe passes away". Ada Derana. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  3. "'සිබිල් නැන්දා' සදහටම සමු ගනී". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  4. "Veteran children's author, Kala Keerthi Sybil Wettasinghe passed away at the age of 93". News First. Retrieved 1 July 2020.