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Wasantha Obeysekara
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NATIONAL AWARDS

1 Best Director

2nd Presidential Award 1980
Palagatiyo

2 Best Script Writer

2nd Presidential Award 1980
Palagatiyo

3 Best Director

6th Presidential Award 1984
Dadayama

4 Best Director

12th Sarasaviya Awards - 1984
Dadayama

5 Best Script

6th Presidential Award 1984
Dadayama

6 Best Script Writer

18th Sarasaviya Awards - 1990
Kedapathaka Chaya

7 Best Director

17th OCIC Award Ceremony 1990
Kedapathaka Chaya

8 Best Script Writer

17th OCIC Award Ceremony 1990
Kedapathaka Chaya

9 Best Director

3rd Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1991 - 1
Kedapathaka Chaya

10 Best Script Writer

3rd Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1991 - 1
Kedapathaka Chaya

11 Best Director

22nd OCIC Award Ceremony 1996
Maruthaya

12 Best Director

7th Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1996 - 2
Maruthaya

13 Best Director

12th Presidential Award 2000 - 2
Dorakada Marawa

14 Best Script Writer

12th Presidential Award 2000 - 2
Dorakada Marawa

15 Best Director

13th Presidential Award 2000
Theertha Yathra

16 Best Script Writer

13th Presidential Award 2000
Theertha Yathra

17 Best Director

28th Sarasaviya Awards - 2003
Salelu Warama

18 Best Script Writer

28th Sarasaviya Awards - 2003
Salelu Warama

19 Derana Lifetime Award

3rd Derana Film Awards 2015
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Wes Gaththo
Actor
1970

AS CREW MEMBER

1Sath Samudura
Script / Assistant Director
1967
2Wes Gaththo
Director
1970
3Walmath Vuvoo
Director
1976
4Diyamanthi
Director / Producer
1976
5Palagatiyo
Director / Producer / Script
1979
6Dadayama
Director
1983
7Kedapathaka Chaya
Director / Script
1989
8Maruthaya
Director
1995
9Dorakada Marawa
Director / Script
1998
10Theertha Yathra
Director / Script
1999
11Salelu Warama
Director / Script
2002
12Asani Warsha
Director
2005
13Sewwandi
Director
2006
14Aganthukaya
Director / Story / Script
2007
BIOGRAPHY

Early life and career
Obeysekera graduated from the University of Ceylon in 1962. He served on the Editorial Staff of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited from 1964 to 1970. In addition to his editorial work, Obeysekera wrote several short stories during this period.

Obeysekera entered the film industry with Sath Samudura in 1967 which he co-wrote and worked on as assistant director; it was Sri Lanka's entry at the Moscow International Film Festival. In 1971 he was awarded a certificate in Cinematography by the Comité de libération du cinéma français.

1970s
In the 1970s Obeyskera wrote and directed Ves Gaththo ("Masked Men") (1970), Valmathuwo ("Lost Ones") (1976), Diyamanthi ("Diamond") (1977) and Palangetiyo ("Grasshoppers") (1979). Palangetiyo won the Presidential Film Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film.

1980s
1983's Dadayama ("The Hunt") also won the Presidential awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film. It was a commercial success as well. Obeyskera made Kedapathaka Chaya ("Reflections on the Mirror") in 1989 after a five year break.[1]

1990s and 2000s
In the late-'90s, Obeysekera made Maruthaya ("The Storm") (1995), Dorakada Marawa ("Death at the Doorstep") (1998) and Theertha Yathra ("Pilgrimage") (1999). These also secured several OCIC and Presidential Awards.

Salelu Warama ("Web of Love"), Agni Warsha, Aganthukaya, and Sewwandhi were made in the 2000s.

 
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