Daya Dissanayake is a bilingual Sri Lankan novelist, poet, and blogger. he has penned a critical study of king Ashoka, nine novels in English, six novels in Sinhala and a collection of poems, and numerous articles in newspapers, journals, and magazines. He is the author of the first e-novel in Asia, ‘The Saadhu Testament’ published in 1998, and the first e-novel in Sinhala, ‘Vessan Novu Wedun’ published in 2003. His first nonfiction work is “Who is Ashoka?” He is the only Sri Lankan writer to receive the Sri Lankan State Literary Award for the best English novel three times and was awarded the SAARC Literary Award in 2013. He is the first Sri Lankan to release his work online and for free access, he is often seen as one of Sri Lanka’s earliest and most vocal advocates for the ebook format, copyleft, and Creative Commons.