Shirani Rajapakse is a Sri Lankan poet and author. She earned a degree in English Literature from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and a MA in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University India. Her published short stories, Breaking News (Vijitha Yapa 2011) was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize. Her work has appeared in magazines including About Place Journal, Skylight 47,The Smoking Poet, New Verse News, and The Occupy Poetry Project. Anthologies featuring her work include Voices Israel Poetry Anthology 2012, Song of Sahel, Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, World Healing World Peace and Every Child Is Entitled to Innocence. Her poetry has also been featured on the radio program Verses in Motion.
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