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Sunday, 31 January 2016





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The Dictator at the Wendt

The humorous satire 'The Dictator' directed by Namel Weeramuni is set to make a return to the boards to delight theatergoers on 7th February at the Lionel Wendt. Written by the late H.C.N de Lanerolle, this vintage Ceylonese play is a classic set in the days of British colonial rule over Sri Lanka. A side splitting comedy it has veteran actor of the stage and screen Wijeratne Warakagoda playing the lead role together with acting talents of well known faces from the stage and screen such as Malini Weeramuni and Daya Tennekoon.

'Balloth ekka bae' in Dehiwala

Two special shows of 'Balloth Ekka bae', the hilarious comedy, written and directed by Ravindra Ariyaratne will be staged at 3.30 p.m. and 6.45 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 at the Dehiwala S de S Jayasinghe Theatre

The popular cast comprise Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya, Gihan Fernando, and Ferny Roshini. Music composition and background creation is by Shantha Peiris and Luvoline Vandawall , while stage management is by Sumedha Prasanna. Jude Srimal is the main organiser of the drama. Tickets available at Sarasavi Book Shops, Maharagama, Nugegoda and Dehiwala, and at the Theatre Gate.

'Kema Lasthi' at Mahanuwara

'Kema Lasthi' the newest political comedy, written and directed by Ajith Mendis, will be staged at the Mahanuwara Hindu Cultural Centre, at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. today, January 31.

The cast include Sriyantha Mendis, Madini Malwattege, Janaka Kumbukage, Wasantha Wittachchi, Saman Hemarathne, Keerthi K. Ratnayake, Pradeep Arugama and Samantha Paranaliyanage. Music composition, sound management, set design and stage management will be expertly executed by Sarath Kulanga, Chandana Nishantha Pieris, Luvoline Wandawall and Sameera Hettiarachchi. Costume design is by Kamalkanthi Bogoda and make up is by Wasantha Wittachchi. Lighting effects are being handled by Mihidu Madhushanka. 'Kema Lasthi' is produced and organised by Jude Srimal.

Siriwardena Powla at New Town Hall

The Colombo Chapter of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya will stage Rajitha Dissanyake's celebrated play 'Siriwardena Powla at the New Town hall, Green Path, Colombo 7 on February 6. Commencing at 6.30 p.m., the play is being . staged for raise funds for the Association's social service activities. The cast inclused Dayadeva Edirisinghe, Jayani Senanayake and Nadeeshani Peliarachchi Tickets are available at Sarasavi Nugegoda, Sadeepa Borella and at the gate on the day of play.


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