Archt Sagara Jayasinghe’s new book is a historical and architectural survey of the Catholic churches of the Kalpitiya peninsula. While analysing in detail the historical evolution of art and architecture of the centre of devotion of the peninsula – St Anne’s Shrine, Talawila, he also traces the diversity of design in the other churches of the peninsula. The book also narrates the often turbulent history of the unfolding and institutional growth of Catholicism in the Kalpitiya peninsula. The author’s lucid writing style in Sinhala makes the book a pleasant read.

“Dwellings of Faith”, the author’s first publication was an exploration of the art and architecture of the Catholic churches in the Galle Diocese.