ABOUT THE BOOK
Shreya was the happy-go-lucky daughter of the prestigious Shenan family. Fascinated by the pro-democracy protests of her country, the State of Tarusti, she roamed the streets to see the student leaders she admired in action. Only to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. That day, the police attacked the student leader Thevin Gayanath on the pretext of sexually assaulting Shreya. And Gayanath family had to flee the country to save Thevin who lost sight in his left eye.
Ever since then, Shreya has been a liar to some, and a victim to others. Every side spun the story for their benefit. Never letting Shreya speak a word. So she decides to find the evidence to prove her truth because she knows that her words are never going to be enough.
Eight years later, Shreya is a bitter and ambitious woman, studying law and training to become a police officer. She is disillusioned by the system, and skeptical of justice. Until she meets Natharie, the baby-faced lecturer who irritates her with wordplay and provokes her with ideals. Natharie is part of the group preparing to challenge Tarusti’s president at the upcoming election.
As Thevin returns to join his old friends to run for the election, time is upon Shreya to reveal the truth. With the clock ticking, Shreya is desperate for the power to speak the truth. Tell her story on her own terms.
Will she succeed? At what cost? What will be the price of speaking the truth?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Binendri Perera is a Sri Lankan author who has published six novels in Sinhala. She won the Godage Award for the Best Novel Contribution of the year in 2009 for her novel Nuwanakkari. Her most recent novel Maya Pura Devi Kumariya was published in 2020 by Surasa Publishers. She is a lawyer and an academic by profession. She teaches public law subjects at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. She read for her LL.M. at the Harvard Law School and LL.B. at the University of Colombo. She is currently on study leave to read for her D.Phil. in Law at the University of Oxford. The research for her academic publications on pro-democracy movements inspired her to write ‘Her Truth.’