Many poets have published their works as professionals. Chitrananda’s first collection
of Sinhala Kavi (Sinhala verses) saw the light of the day when he was a student at
Nalanda College, Colombo with the “Sarasavi Gitaya”, Schoolboy’s book of Poems. Chitrananda
came to fame as a poet with his mentor Mr. U. A. S. Perera, the Nalanda Teacher and
the poet, later who became an Attorney-at- Law (Advocate), guiding his students.
U. A. S. Perera, popularly called Siri Aiya, his teacher, was a predecessor In office
as President of the Aganuvara Taruna Kavi Samajaya. He was also a member of the Literary
Advisory Council of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Film Script Evaluation Panel
of State Film Corporation as well.
Chitrananda has eleven (11) Poetry Books, one (1) Poetry Compilation, three (3) Short
Story Books and one (1) Novel to his credit.
Chitrananda’s leadership in ATHAKASA paved the way for State patronage for Sinhala poets and their poems. His literary talents are multi-faceted. Saraswathi, the Goddess of literature and Arts was a benign benefactress to him. Rarely indeed, a broadcaster illumines himself as a writer, poet, author, film scriptwriter, lyricist and composer. In Chitrananda all these aspects rolled into one to make him a literary Super Man.