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
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
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.
Commercial distribution in the United States:
Sri Lankan movie to premier in Hollywood
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.