'Unstill' story of a still photographer:
For, today the Legend whose life story you may
think you know from the opening reel to this very moment, will
reveal a totally different set of snapshots which have hitherto been
kept under lock and key. Without preamble he focuses straight onto
what he calls the "other" side of his life. January 5, 1948 - the
day he was fired from his post at Donald's Maradana, thanks to a
His dream, my nightmare
laughs Malini Weeramuni:
She then laughs and rephrases the sentence "His
dream and my nightmare", for maintaining the Punchi Theatre with the
increasing costs of electricity etc. is no easy task. The collection
thus begun, was transformed, upon their return to Sri Lanka, into a
special theatre with its doors always open to artistes veterans and
amateurs alike, to stage their shows for a smaller audience instead
of paying tremendous amounts for big theatre halls.
Equal rights or due place?
Nowadays women are fighting or rather standing
up to get equal rights as men. This is where the story begins. A
story which has two sides to it. The question occurs right at the
beginning. Let me put it this way, is it right for women to ask for
equal rights? or should it be in place? In a stereotypical society
like that of Sri Lanka what's the due place.