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New Novel Follows Young Man's Journey From Mountain Citadel in Sri Lanka to Multicultural Toronto


Pramod Kandanarachchi and Sampath (Sam) Dissanayake announce release of ‘Heart Chakra'

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (PRWEB) July 31, 2018

Centered on the interplay between love, spirituality and violence, "Heart Chakra" (published by Lulu) by Pramod Kandanarachchi and Sampath (Sam) Dissanayake follows a teenage boy's journey to find happiness that takes him through two continents. The novel is available for purchase at:

Rohan is struggling to cope with the brutal death of his father with the help from a meditation teacher when he finds love and joy with a girl named Amanda, having a complex personality and unconventional outlook on life. To compound the disappointments he is experiencing in his personal life, Sri Lanka is undergoing a brutal war too. To escape this cycle of violence and death, Rohan works his way to Toronto. There, he meets a number of diametrically opposite characters that push him to re-evaluate his perspective on life.

"I think this book discusses serious social and psychological issues in a lighthearted way using a simple love story," says Kandanarachchi. "Hopefully (readers) will be inspired … to improve (their) compassion, understanding and tolerance toward others."

"Heart Chakra"
By Pramod Kandanarachchi and Sampath (Sam) Dissanayake
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781483485065
E-Book | 292 pages | ISBN 9781483485515
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Pramod Kandanarachchi is a graduate from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He obtained his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Illinois. He has been a teacher and a researcher while working at several academic, research and industrial institutes. "Heart Chakra" is his first foray into the world of fiction writing.

Sampath (Sam) Dissanayake obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He also upgraded his degrees from the University of Toronto. He is a unionized actor in Los Angeles and Toronto. As a writer, he has contributed to an introductory article to "Exploring Meditation" (2009) by Jeanne Mynette. He also co-edited a book titled "Remembering Godwin (A beautiful Way of Living)" (2010) with Dennis Candy.

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