Akkara Paha
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Akkara Paha
Drama / Black & White / 35mm
Released Date :  1970-05-09
Main Actor : Milton Jayawardhana
Main Actress : Malani Fonseka
Director : Dr. Lester James Peries
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Sena (Milton Jayawardena) plays a weak character who is sent to a boarding school at a well-to-do city university by his family. They mortgage everything they own to pay for his education. Their future happiness is thus in the hands of Sena. Sena however succumbs to the temptations of the city life and fails in becoming a success.

The impoverished family takes on the titular scheme offered by the Government to settle in the Nort Central province.


Akkara Paha (Sinhala, Five Acres of Land) is a 1969 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries. The film stars Milton Jayawardena as Sena, a young man from the rural society who travels to the city to pursue higher education.

Tissa Abeysekera adapted Madawela S. Ratnayake's book as a follow-up to Golu Hadawatha. The film received a lukewarm response in Sri Lanka, but was well received in New York at the Museum of Modern Art's festival.

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Film Cast
Basil De SeramBasil De Seram
Gamini WijesuriyaGamini Wijesuriya
Ruby De MelRuby De Mel
Shirani KurukulasooriyaShirani Kurukulasooriya
Lal HewapathiranaLal Hewapathirana
Shanthi LekhaShanthi Lekha
Douglas RanasingheDouglas Ranasinghe
Anoma WattaldeniyaAnoma Wattaldeniya
Malani FonsekaMalani Fonseka
Milton JayawardhanaMilton Jayawardhana
Janaki Kurukulasuriya Janaki Kurukulasuriya
Sriyani PereraSriyani Perera
Amarasiri KalansuriyaAmarasiri Kalansuriya
Wijerathna WarakagodaWijerathna Warakagoda
Lionel DaraniyagalaLionel Daraniyagala
Mapa GunarathnaMapa Gunarathna
Upali SenanayakeUpali Senanayake
Sitha KumariSitha Kumari
Stanley PereraStanley Perera
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Dr. Lester James Peries
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