Chandani Seneviratne: An effervescent voyage in celebrity By Sunil Thenabadu Chandani Seneviratne is one of the most sought after deity actresses in the past three decades who has indisputably engraved a position in the souls and psyches of Sri Lankans for her impressive, incredible and gripping feats in films, theatre and television. During this period the accolades received and inestimable awards won are in abundance Thus her name is irrevocably allied with award winning television productions such as “Doo Daruwo”,”Gamperaliya” and “Giraya”. Along with these Tele dramas her name too was also etched as a household name predominantly for her possessing of immense modesty and warmness.  For Chandani it had all begun during school years at St.Paul;s Milagiriya, contemplatively after her primary education up to Grade 5 was at Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya. She had confessed that until then a career in acting had never penetrated her mind. Instead, she attributes her preface to ...

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GIHAN FERNANDO One actor, many roles – by Sunil Thenabadu Photo source; Watch Lanka ( https://watchlanka.com/name/Gihan-fernando ) Gihan Adrian Camil Fernando the award-winning acclaimed actor, playwright, comedian, and singer is acknowledged by those who are passionate about the theatre as a superlative and noble actor for his flamboyance. He portrays his characters so precisely and energetically gripping and embracing all audiences and leaves them spellbound.  Hailing from Wattala Gihan was educated at De Mazenod College, Kandana, where he had excelled in studies and shone as a soccer player. After leaving school he had been employed for a few years during which period he had studied about theatre under numerous foreign theatre directors through the British Council and other related places. Initially Gihan had got the opportunity to portray roles under a number of directors including the late Somalatha Subasinghe, K. B. Herath, Rajitha Dissanayake, Ravindra Ariyaratne and Dharmapriya Dias.  The Silver jubilee of ...

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