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Winners of Gratiaen Prize 1996

1996 Winner

Bringing Tony Home
Tissa Abeysekara

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Bringing Tony Home
Tissa Abeysekara

The late Tissa Abeysekera was bi-lingual, articulate and intellectually curious, a script writer and a film-maker with a bohemian aura. He is well-known for the film scripts he wrote for Lester James Peiris, as well as his own films and teledramas, which have won acclaim.

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Bringing Tony Home / Tissa Abeysekara

And then came the bark; the sharp clipped aristocratic bark, and with it came Tony, crashing through Mrs. Jayasingha with the custard pudding in the dessert cup held delicately in one hand and the dessert spoon suspended somewhere between my mouth and her ample bosom, and Uncle Ronald opening and closing the folds of the accordion in an arc just below his chin. Tony came out of nowhere, charging and barking, leaping-turning-twisting-rolling-jumping-licking-whinning-moaning in a delirium.