Janaka Malwatta was born in Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka, grew up in London, and moved to Brisbane in 2010.
He writes predominantly narrative poetry, often based in Sri Lankan culture.
He has performed poetry in Brisbane, including at the Queensland Poetry Festival. He has been published in a collection of Hint Fiction stories entitled “Short and Sweet”, in the QPF anthology, and in Peril Magazine. He was the Sri Lankan voice on the ESPNCricinfo.com blog The Cordon. He is one half of the poetry and tabla collective Dubla.
More details about his writing can be found at www.janakamalwatta.com