The gala launch of the Audio Book of Kumar de Silva’s Bonsoir Diaries was a glittering affair at the Harold Peries Gallery recently with Foreign Minister Hon. Mangala Samaraweera gracing the occassion as Chief Guest and Guests of Honour – State Minister for Defence Hon Ruwan Wijewardene and French Ambassador HE Jean-Marin Schuh in attendance.
Launched as part of the current French Spring Festival presented by the Embassy of France and the network of the Alliance Francaise in Sri Lanka, the App is produced by Lisn, Sri Lanka’s first-ever audiobook company (http://lisn.audio/)
Tracing Franco-Lankan relations which go as far back as 1672, Minister Samaraweera paid a glowing tribute to author Kumar de Silva, Yasmin Rajapakse and the Bonsoir Team for their pioneering efforts in those early days of television. He recalled how Bonsoir had a captive audience and took the French language and culture to the remotest parts of Sri Lanka.
The book is read by its author and is available on all android and iOS devices.
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