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Kalasuri Gunadasa Liyanage

Guli Guna Suvanda on March 12

A commemorative ceremony to mark the 15th death anniversary of well-known journalist and author Kalasuri Gunadasa Liyanage will be held at the National Library and Documentation Services Board Auditorium, Colombo 7 on March 12 at 4 p.m.

Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekara and Dr. Deel Gunasekara will participate.

Gunadasa Liyanage was the editor of Riviresa, Davasa, Lankadeepa, Sathdina, Sinha Kodiya, Dasatha, Kalpana and Sivdesa. He also wrote more than 45 books including Dona Kamalawathie, Mulu Hadin Mama Ayata Pem Kota, Asaranaya, Sith Santhosin Guvanedi Bandi Hada, Theveni Silpadaya Nokadami, D.B. Dhanapalage Viplavaya, Amme Mama Gihin Ennam, Gini Walalla, Golu Novu Hadawatha, Baeddata Mal Varusa, Delgahayata Viplavaya and Ginnen Naegunu Dum.

Umathusanvarusava goes to Katunayake

A scene from the play.

Jayasri Chandrajith's Umathusanvarusava will be staged at the Cinestra Hall, Sri Lanka Air Force Camp, Katunayake on March 14 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.

The cast includes Chandrasoma Binduhewa, Nilanthi Heendeniya, Nalin Pradeep Uduwela, Fernie Roshini, Sudarshana Bandara, Thushari Gunaratne, Ishara Wickramasinghe, Niluka Sajeevani, Seneviratne Rodrigo, Ranjith Naotunna, Nimal Jayasinghe, Madhava Wijesinghe, Wilmon Sirimanne, Geeth Dissanayake, Thilan Wijesinghe and Sujith Wijesinghe.



Anithya on the big screen from March 15

Nalaka Withanage's latest Sinhala film Anithya will be released on March 15. The cast includes Menik Wijewardane, Vishva Lanka, Kishani Alanki Perera and Udith Abeyratne. The guest artistes are Sangeetha Weeraratne, Roger Seneviratne and Bandula Vithange.

Nihanda Sankalpana :

Nilu to hold solo art exhibition

Nilu Wijesingha

Nihanda Sankalpana, a solo art exhibition by Nilu Wijesingha will be opened on March 14 at 5.30 pm by Higher Education Ministry Secretary Sunil Jayantha Nawarathne at Alliance Française de Colombo.

Born in Hingurakgoda, Nilu has inherited much of her artistic talents from her father. She remembers with gratitude how her artistic talents were sharpened by the inspiration drawn from Raja Segar, the veteran artist.

Sri Lankan rural life and the Indian cultural traits adorn her Nihanda Sankalpana. Her creations are done in oil, water colour and other materials. The exhibition will be open from March 15 to 17.



Some of Nilu’s creations

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Sri Lankan movie to premier in Hollywood

Chandran Rutnam

The premier of the much talked about movie, A Common Man, Starring the Academy award winner Sir Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross, which was shot entirely in Sri Lanka, will have it’s premiere at the prestigious Laemmle Music Hall Cinema in Beverly Hills, California on March 15.

Among the invitees for the premiere are a galaxy of movie personalities in Hollywood.  This is a tremendous honour for the cinema industry of Sri Lanka. It is hoped that this “first” will be followed by other Sri Lankan films in the future.  Chandran Rutnam, the writer, director and Mano Nanayakkara, the producer must be commended for this singular achievement. 

The movie co stars Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire and Far Pavillions), Patrick Rutnam, James Koch (son of popular singer Alston Koch), Numaya Siriwardena, Wilson Guneratne, Ashan Dias, Sando Harris, Wilman Sirimanne, Jerome de Silva, Dushyanth Weeraman, Veena Jayakody, Mohammed Adamally, Kian O Grady and Teddy Vidyalanakara. A Common Man is distributed worldwide by Myriad Pictures of Hollywood.



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