Kalaivaathy Kaleel has written and published in Tamil in a weekly newspaper called Vidivelli. He hails from the Northern area of Sri Lanka, in Mannar. He is a senior writer, poet, painter and critic in Tamil literary circles in Sri Lanka. He is a presenter of Muslim programs over the SLBC (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation). His story, “Rizana” published in Words without Borders, is best described as creative nonfiction; it is an imaginative rendition of the actual case of a Sri Lankan Muslim girl, Rizana, who was executed for an alleged crime in Saudi Arabia, a case which caught the attention of the world though, in the end, with little effect on her fate. Kallel is a senior writer at the Tamil newspaper, Navamani.
K.S. Sivakumaran is a translator with the government, a radio announcer in both Tamil and English, an English teacher in Sri Lanka and abroad, a copy editor, and author of thirty books in Tamil and two in English. He was honored as the best English columnist by the Press Institute of Colombo and the College of Journalism in 2007. Having held staff positions at the foremost English- (The Island, The Daily News) and Tamil-language (Virakesari and Navamani), newspapers, he now writes literary columns in English- and Tamil-language newspapers as a freelancer.