Jan 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday honored a Sri Lankan child who set a Guinness World Record as the world's youngest author, President's Media Division said.
Five-year-old Thanuwana Serasinghe, who holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest author to ever publish a book met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Official Residence, today (05).
According to the Guinness World Records the record for the youngest published male author is 4 years and 356 days and was achieved by Thanuwana Serasinghe, who released his book 'Junk Food' on 5 January 2017.
Thanuwana Serasinghe, who is residing in Seychelles with his parents, took 3 days to finish his book, 'Junk Food'.
The President appreciating the boy's talents presented gifts for him and extended best wishes for his future education.
Tikiri Herath Gunathilake, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Seychelles and the parents of Thanuwana Serasinghe were present on this occasion.