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"Sinhala Cinema Database in www.lankatruth.com"

The Lanka truth news portal has published news on www.films.lk . Lanka truth is a well known and trusted news website which offers foreign and Sri Lanka viewers latest news.

http://www.l ankatruth.com/sin/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=3085


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"Sinhala Cinema Database in Sarasaviya"

The Sarasawiya news paper has published a news article about www.films.lk website on the 09th July 2009 edition.Sarasawiya is the number one news paper published in Sri Lanka which is dedicated only to cinema industry.  

http://www.sarasaviya.lk/2009/07/09/_ art.asp?fn=sa0907094&pn=24


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"Robin: Remarkable role of action hero"

By Susitha R. Fernando
Celebrating 45 years in cinema, veteran actor Robin Fernando will be felicitated at a special event organized to pay tribute for his contribution to the country’s cinema.

Following ‘Robin Fernando Film Festival’ with three popular films featuring the veteran actor and director at Ritz cinema Borella from June 12 to 14, the felicitation ceremony will be held at the National Film Corporation, cinema hall at 4 pm onwards.

Organised by NFC Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa together with NFC Consultant T. M. Sangadasa and Deputy General Manager Nadeeka Gunasekara, all cinema artistes and technical crew members who worked with Robin are to participate this evening.

Veteran actress Malani Fonseka and Minister and actor Jeevan Kumaratunga are to deliver talks on the valuable contribution made by the veteran artiste and a film screening on Robin is to be

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"Stars Shine at Manik Farm camp"

As Sri Lanka gains freedom from terrorism the celebrations echoed through out the country, Some of our stars went to the Manik farm camp to share this joy and give their loving hand to the people who suffered from these ruthless terrorism throughout their lives.
Jeewan Kumarana thunga and Shrin Kumaranathunga gifted these people with necessities worth about 15 00000.00 rupees. The Cinestar foundation also contributed to this act of kindness.
Some of the stars who participated were, Malini Fonseka, Raveendra Randeniya , Nirosha Virajini, Cleatus Mendis, Prethi Randeniya, Shiyani Amarasena, Dilhani Ashokamala , Nithyawani
Source : www.sarasaviya.lk


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"Renowned Sri Lankan actress Shanthi Lekha passes away"

Shanthi Lekha, the oldest and renowned actress of Sri Lankan cinema passed away in France today (11th) morning. Rita Irene Queen was her real name and she was born at Kalutara on 1st July, 1929. She was educated at Holy Family Convent, Kalutara. Her nom de plume was coined from her husband’s name, Shanthi Viraj, whom she met while attending school and later married. She entered arts world too while a student from C.T. Fernando’s ‘Shantha Prabha’ stage play produced in 1942. She later acted in stage plays with Dommie Jayawardene and Nona Subheda.

She first acted in films when she took part with Domie Jayawardene in the film ‘Sujatha’ in a scene with the background song ‘pem ralla nagee – gal thalle wadhee’. Later she acted in K. Gunaratnam’s ‘Warada Kageda’, ‘Radala Piliruwa’ and ‘Doctor.’ She first acted a mother’s

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"We need your help to build the films.lk"

Sri Lanka Cinema Database (www.films.lk) is an attempt to collect and preserve information related to Sri Lankan film industry. Our sole purpose is to present this valuble information to our future generations.

We need your help to achive this goal. If you have information related to Films, Artists , Film Songs , Awards, Award Ceromonies or Photos related to any of these please email us at isandi@gmail.com

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"Sri Lankan Film Industry Loses Tissa Abeysekara"

(Colombo Lankapuvath April 19) Veteran film Director Tissa Abeysekara who was 69 years of age passed away last evening (18).

Tissa Abeysekara was admitted to the National Hospital in Colombo and was treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He entered the film industry as a dubbing artist in the movie “Gamperaliya” which was directed by Dr Lester James Peries and later rendered a great service to the Sri Lankan film industry as a director, script writer and also as an actor.

Nidanaya, Ganga Addara, Podi Malli, Delowak Atara, Welikathara Sakman Maluwa, Uthpalawanna and many more films were written by Tissa while Karumakkarayo, Mahagedra and Viragaya were movies directed by him.

Tissa Abeysekara also won the Gratian Award in 1996 for the novel “BRINGING TONY HOME” which was written by him.

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Akasa Kusum
""Akasa Kusum" wins Best Asian Film in Granada"

“Akasa Kusum (Flowers of the Sky),” has been jointly awarded the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the third Cines del Sur Festival in Granada. “Akasa Kusum” shares the award with “Before the Burial,” by Iranian director Behnam Behzadi. It beat out films from such countries as India, China, Korea, the Palestine, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Iraq at an event which took place over the weekend in Granada, Spain.

The Jury at the festival said "Akasa Kusum" was recognized 'for its strong portrayal of female characters whose lives, regrets and new beginnings are depicted in a delicate yet convincing way.' Actress Nimmi Harasgama, who attended the film's screening along with her co-star Kaushalya Fernando, accepted the award on behalf of its producers.

The film, to be released in Sri Lanka in late July 2009, won Malini Fonseka the Silver Peacock Award at the


Nimnayaka Hudakalawa
"Nimnayaka Hudakalawa completes shooting"

Vishwanath Buddhika Keerthisena (Boodie) has completed shooting his third Cinematic Creation Nimnayaka Hudakalawa (Solitude in a valley).

His previous two films Sihina Deshayen and Mille Soya won several awards including Best Film and Best Director at the Prestigious Sarasaviya, Presidential and Signis Film award ceremonies in addition to viewer accolades.

Nimnayaka Hudakalawa is expected to add another dimension to the local cinema. Boodie who paints a picture of several happenings and a chain of dreams within one nigh, tries several experiments regarding them in this film.

Boodie himself has created the story in this film and joined hands with Chinthana Dharmadasa of Guerilla Cinema Creations group to write its screenplay. Incidentally this is the first time that the Guerilla Creations group has pooled their talents with Boodie.

Nimnayaka Hudakalawa features Ravindra Randeniya, Sangeeth

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Mago Digo Dai
"Mago Digo Dai"

The scene is set for a reel of hilarious incidents when Vijaya Nandasiri (Mago), Gamini Susiriwardena (Digo) and their furry, four-footed companion, front line police dog from Balukistan (Dai) team up the result is Magodi Godai (disorder)!


This is especially significant as Dai proves to be his own master. He scurries around town sniffing here and woofing there landing his unfortunate masters (uh-oh, or shouldn’t it be the other way round?) in more and more hot water. Cheers!

That is just a glimpse of what the audience can expect from Mago Digo Dai. The movie will begin shooting in Chilaw from February 16.

Mago Digo Dai will be the maiden film production of well-known film importer and film co- producer, Janitha Marasinghe. He had co-produced Ran Kewita and Le Kiri Kandulu while importing popular Bollywood movies like Krrissh, Koi Mil Gaya, Kal Ho N


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