Roshan Pilapitiya a revelation of a dignified superlative actor, over three decades in an effervescent voyage  – By Sunil Thenabadu   Roshan Pilapitiya was born as the youngest in a family of four siblings to affluent parents in Hangurnketha close to Kandy.His father Ariya Abhayasinghe, a proprietary tea planter while his mother Mallika Pilapitiya had been the lead actress in the our first outdoor movie Rekawa directed by Lester James Peiris After his primary education in native Hanguranketha , Roshan was admitted to Dharmarajah College Kandy to pursue his higher education. Although he was good in studies had excelled in dramas and was adjudicated as the best actor in drama in year 1988.   Although Roshan possessed innate aptitude for acting with his mother’s influence he had never thought then of creating a career for himself as an actor as music was his obsession then His passion for music continued after leaving school having joined the Red Heart band as a vocalist cum as a guitarist and key board player. He had recorded a number of his own songs. He ...

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Roshan Pilapitiya- Dignified Superlative Actor – By Sunil Thenabadu Roshan Pilapitiya was born as the youngest in a family of four siblings to affluent parents in Hangurnketha close to Kandy.His father Ariya Abhayasinghe, a proprietary tea planter while his mother Mallika Pilapitiya had been the lead actress in the our first outdoor movie Rekawa directed by Lester James Peiris After his primary education in native Hanguranketha , Roshan was admitted to Dharmarajah College Kandy to pursue his higher education. Although he was good in studies had excelled in dramas and was adjudicated as the best actor in drama in year 1988. Roshan was born on 21st March 1975 had dated with actress Chthurika from year 2001 to 2013 thereafter married Ridma Perera in year 2017 is now a proud father of a son still a toddler. Although Roshan possessed innate aptitude for acting with his mother’s influence he had never thought then of creating a career for himself as an actor as music was his obsession then His passion for music continued after leaving ...

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Lester James Peries the Emancipator of Sinhala Cinema-By D. B. S. Jeyaraj Source:Dailymirror Renowned Sri Lankan Film Maker Lester James Peries passed away three years ago at the age of 99. Among the many who paid homage to the Maestro at that time was Asoka Handagama who is one of the two brightest directorial stars in the Sinhala film firmament of today. (The other is Prasanna Vithanage). Asoka used a reference by Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky to highlight an interesting comparison between Gogol and Peries.    Asoka Handagama was quoted then in a news story on Lester James Peries in “The Hindu” written by its Colombo correspondent Meera Srinivasan: “They say that Dostoevsky once said ‘we all come out of Gogol’s Overcoat’. The same way, we all came out of Peiris’s ‘Rekava,’” Handagama told The Hindu.  The impact and influence of Nikolai Gogol on the “golden age” generation of Russian writers was ...

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Film Director Mrs.Sumitra Peries (wife of late Lester James Peries) celebrates her 87th birthday – Kumar de Silva (of ‘Bonsoir’ fame) and his daughter dedicates a cover version of the song ‘Ganga Addara’ to her on her birthday – sent to eLanka by Neranjan de Silva Film Director Mrs.Sumitra Peries (wife of late Lester James Peries) celebrated her 87th birthday on 24th March 2021. Kumar de Silva (of ‘Bonsoir’ fame) and his daughter who have known the Peries family for around 35 years, decided to dedicate a cover version of the song ‘Ganga Addara’ to her on her birthday. Mrs. Sumitra Peries was the director of the film of the same name. Ganga Addara – Anarkali and Kumar Sumitra Peries – Birthday presentation On the morning of the 24th (on her birthday) Kumar and I visited Mrs. Peries, sang Happy Birthday and she cut her birthday cake. The video of ...

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