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Sriyani Amarasena
ශ්‍රියානි අමරසේන
1944
60.040837161817
60% |   1959  Vote(s)
1 2 3 4 5
 
SUMMARY

 
NATIONAL AWARDS

1 Favourite Co Actress44,198

3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972

2 Best Actress

6th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1973
Aparadaya saha Daduwama

3 Merit Award

1st Presidential Award 1979
Hitha Mithura

4 Merit Award

2nd Presidential Award 1980
Sarungalaya

5 Merit Award

5th Presidential Award 1983
Maha Gedara

6 Best Performance Award

11th Sarasaviya Awards - 1983
Maha Gedara

7 Best Performance Award

14th Sarasaviya Awards - 1986
Obata Divura Kiyannam

8 Best Actress

15th OCIC Award Ceremony 1988
Viragaya

9 Best Actress

1st Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1988
Viragaya

10 Best Supporting Actress

17th Sarasaviya Awards - 1989
Satana

11 Best Actress

21st Sarasaviya Awards - 1993
Kulageya

12 Best Actress

1st Vicharaka Sammana Ulela - FIPRESCT 1994
Tharanaya

13 Rana Thisara Award

34th Sarasaviya Awards - 2018 - 2
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Golu Hadawatha
Actress
1968
2Penawa Neda
Actress
1970
3Priyanga
Actress
1970
4Hathara Denama Surayo
Actress
1971
5Seeye Nottuwa
Actress
1971
6Aparadaya saha Daduwama
Main Actress
1973
7Sihasuna
Main Actress
1974
8Kalyani Ganga
Main Actress
1974
9Shanthi
Actress
1974
10Sagarika
Main Actress
1974
11Obai Mamai
Actress
1975
12Raththaran Amma
Main Actress
1975
13Tharanga
Actress
1975
14Lassana Kella
Actress
1975
15Lassana Dawasak
Actress
1975
16Desa Nisa
Main Actress
1975
17Mangala
Actress
1976
18Ran Thilaka
Actress
1976
19Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai
Actress
1977
20Yali Ipade
Main Actress
1977
21Sikuru Dasawa
Main Actress
1977
22Nivena Ginna
Main Actress
1977
23Asha Daasin
Main Actress
1978
24Hitha Mithura
Main Actress
1978
25Selinage Walawwa
Actress
1978
26Veera Puran Appu
Actress
1978
27Kumara Kumariyo
Main Actress
1978
28Sanda Vata Rantharu
Actress
1978
29Ahasin Polovata
Main Actress
1978
30Sarungalaya
Main Actress
1979
31Raja Kollo
Main Actress
1979
32Eka Hitha
Main Actress
1979
33Rosa Mal Thunak
Main Actress
1979
34Akke Mata Awasara
Main Actress
1979
35Mal Kekulu
Actress
1980
36Kanchana
Main Actress
1980
37Parithyaga
Main Actress
1980
38Bambara Pahasa
Main Actress
1980
39Muwan Palassa II
Actress
1980
40Mage Amma
Main Actress
1980
41Ranga
Actress
1981
42Sathara Peranimithi
Actress
1981
43Suriyakantha
Actress
1981
44Ridee Thella
Main Actress
1981
45Maha Gedara
Main Actress
1982
46Pethi Gomara
Actress
1982
47Rahasak Nathi Rahasak
Main Actress
1982
48Jeevithayen Jeevithayak
Actress
1982
49Hallo Shyama
Actress
1982
50Situ Diyaniya
Actress
1982
51Paramitha
Main Actress
1982
52Yahalu Yeheli
Actress
1982
53Ran Mini Muthu
Main Actress
1983
54Chandira
Main Actress
1983
55Niliyakata Pem Kalemi
Main Actress
1983
56Subodha
Main Actress
1983
57Manik Maliga
Actress
1983
58Sister Mary
Actress
1983
59Madduma Bandara
Actress
1984
60Binaree Saha Sudu Banda
Main Actress
1984
61Rana Derana
Main Actress
1984
62Wathsala Akka
Actress
1985
63Obata Divura Kiyannam
Actress
1985
64Du Daruwo
Main Actress
1985
65Yali Hamuvennai
Main Actress
1986
66Prarthana
Actress
1986
67Raja Wedakarayoo
Main Actress
1987
68Viragaya
Main Actress
1987
69Ahinsa
Actress
1987
70Amme Oba Nisa
Actress
1988
71Angulimala
Actress
1988
72Satana
Actress
1988
73Dese Mal Pipila
Main Actress
1990
74Madhu Sihina
Actress
1990
75Golu Muhude Kunatuva
Main Actress
1991
76Bambara Kalape
Actress
1991
77Kulageya
Main Actress
1992
78Sagara Thilina
Actress
1993
79Lassanai Balanna
Actress
1993
80Sudu Piruvata
Actress
1994
81Vijaya Geetha
Actress
1994
82Edath Chandiya Adath Chandiya
Actress
1995
83Sabe Mithura
Actress
1996
84Duwata Mawaka Misa
Actress
1997
85Tharanaya
Main Actress
1997
86Vijayagrahanaya
Actress
1997
87Chakraayudha
Actress
2000
88Indrakeelaya
Actress
2000
89Le Kiri Kandulu
Actress
2003
90Bomba saha Rosa
Actress
2013
91Raja Horu
Actress
2013
92Nilanjana
Actress
2017
93Dedunu Akase
Actress
2017
94Dr. Nawariyan
Actress
2017

AS CREW MEMBER

1Dese Mal Pipila
Producer
1990
2Kulageya
Producer
1992
3Tharanaya
Producer
1997

UPCOMING

1Veerya
Actress
2Akarsha
Actress
3Paada Yathraa
Actress
BIOGRAPHY

Sriyani Amarasena is a Sri Lankan actress and producer. Sriyani has appeared in several Lester James Peries' movies including Golu Hadawatha, Desa Nisa and Ahasin Polawata.

CAREER


Her first production was Dath Kekulu Pala. She has since helmed three television serials made partly in London for Sri Lankan audiences. The first two, Ira Bata Taruwa and Hemanthaye Wasanthayak, were telecasted on Rupavahini to high ratings. Sriyani is married to journalist Arthur U. Amarasena and credits him for providing the support to become an actress.

PERSONAL LIFE


She was born on 14 June 1944 in Meethotamulla. Her father worked at Colombo Municipal Council. She had her education from three schools, primary education from Meetotamulla College, and then from Musaeus College and Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo. She is married to former journalist Arthur U. Amarasena. The couple has one daughter, Inoka Amarasena. Inoka also acted in few films such as Kristhu Charithaya and Gehenu Lamai.

ACTING CAREER


During school time, she acted few dramas like Hathara Beeri Kathawa and Koheda Yanne Rukmani. Then, she met Siri Perera and entered to Lama Mandapaya program in the SLBC. Amarasena first appeared on stage drama with P.D.L Perera's Thammanna, and then gain popularity with the role daughter of Dayananda Gunawardena's stage drama Naribana. Some of her other stage dramas include Hitha Honda Ammandi and Ves Muhunu. Her maiden cinematic appearance came through a feature film Wings Over Ceylon directed by Pagngnasoma Hettiarachchi. Then she acted in a minifilm Keti Kathawa directed by D.B. Nihalsinghe. This film is recorded as the first cinemascope film produced in Sri Lanka.

After the marriage, Amarasena entered mainstream cinema, where her maiden acting came through in the blockbuster film Golu Hadawatha in 1968. This in turn opened door to enter popular cinema industry. Some of her notable dramatic roles came through the film such as Desa Nisa, Ahasin Polawata, Viragaya and Mahagedara. Apart from dramatic roles, Amarasena also acted many commercial films of many genre, such as Kalyani Ganga and Raththaran Amma, which earned her positive critical responses. In 1993, she was awarded the Sarasaviya award for the film Kulageya. Her maiden teledrama production came through Dath Kekulu Pala. Then she produced three television serials, Ira Bata Taruwa, Hemanthaye Wasanthayak and Hangi Muttham where they made partly in London for England-based Sri Lankan audiences. In 2003, she directed and produced the tele series Peraliya, which was shot in Australia. In 2005, she directed the serial Thusharaye Chaya which was shot in USA. In 2011, she directed the serial Mayura Asapuwa.

 
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