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World Water Day 2021 with Storytellers for Peace

World Water Day is a yearly observance created by the United Nations. It is held on 22 March to highlight the importance of fresh water. This year’s theme is Valuing Water . We want to support this fundamental message with our voice. Water is life, water is all of us, water is everything. The storytellers from all over the world in order of appearance : Barry Stewart Mann (USA) Beatriz Montero (Spain) Joerg Baesecke (Germany) Jozé Sabugo (Portugal) Lisi Amondarain (Argentine) Hamid Barole Abdu (Eritrea) Cecilia Moreschi (Italy) Katharina Ritter (Germany) D.M.S. Ariyrathne (Sri Lanka) Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher (Italy) Suzanne Sandow (Australia)   Storytellers for Peace was born in June 2016. It is an international network of artists, storytellers, authors, actors and musicians who create collective stories through videos. Artists come from all over the world and tell stories about peace, justice, equality and human rights. All participants tell their stories in their first language.

D.M.S. Ariyrathne

Sunil Danapala, aka D.M.S. Ariyrathne, is an actor and storyteller from Sri Lanka.
To get an easy idea of the man, you can just read what he says about himself on his Facebook page: I like to live happily with what I have and to make others happy.
He is also member of the International Storytelling Network and from the website you may read that he is a translator from English to Sinhala.
Sunil have worked on several books and he also published an anthology of his own poems.
He was awarded as the best translator in 2006 at the State Literary Festival for the translation of Chinese authoress Jung Chang's "Wild Swans - Three Daughters of China".
Other works are Italian author Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" and Japanese author Yukio Mishima's "The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea".

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