Lester James Peries and the Sri Lanka Cinema

  • 2 Mar 2007 18:51:53 GMT

    I have heard about lester but who is the chick in the pic!

  • 2 Mar 2007 19:15:44 GMT

    [who is the chick in the pic]

    She is a new found girl in teledramas. She is around 20s and her name is Sandipany or something cannot remember exactly. her mother used to be a radio announcer and an actress called Geetha Kanthi jayakody. Not sure whether you`ve heard her.

    JRJ

  • 2 Mar 2007 21:17:08 GMT

    I have forgotten many. where is sabitha perera these days.

  • 2 Mar 2007 22:40:18 GMT

    [where is sabitha perera these days.]

    You making me nervous now. I really liked her in the 80s when I was in my late teens with her cute kitty eyes (Balal es).In fact I used to collect her pocket calendars and had about 20 odd ;)

    Well, she`s got married a few years ago and has a kid. Apparently she doesn`t act now for some reason may be the hubby wants her to stay at home.

    So you`re a Sabitha fan :) thats cool bro.

    JRJ

  • 3 Mar 2007 11:00:20 GMT

    JRJ Malli

    I prefer GEETHA Kumarasinghe!...lolz

    [As a child, she showed an inborn talent for singing and dancing. She was merely 16, when she was crowned a beauty queen. The contest was organized by a local Newspaper.

    Though Geetha?s father did not approve of a career in movies, her Aunt was a friend of Dr. Lester James Peiris and it was her aunts mansion that Dr. Lester James Peiris used as the location for Ransalu. Little Geetha who spent her school vacations in her aunt?s house in Kollupitiya would imitate Punya Heendeniya.

    It was in the year 1975 that Geetha debuted in Neil Rupasinghe?s Lassana Kella. That was the beginning of her career as an actress which would span four decades and she soon became an indispensable component of the commercial cinema of the country.

    Geetha is the first Sri Lankan Actress to act in an entirely Indian film. (Mohana Punna Ge ?Charming smile)

    She has often raised eyebrows by playing roles which were considered controversial.She turned down an offer to pose topless for Play Boy Magazine way back in the 1990`s and she saw no logic in films that portrayed two people in love but avoiding physical sensuality.

    Geetha has more than 80 movies to her credit. This includes Pakistani, Hindi, Japanese and French productions.

    Wasana

    Maruwa samaga wase

    Anjana

    Jayasikuru

    Jaya Apitai

    Raja wedakarayo

    Pembara Madhu

    Podi malli

    Siribo Ayya

    Sathara Diganthaya

    Karumakkarayo

    Palama Yata

    Loku Duwa

    Ran Diya Dahara.

    1981 National Film Festival Best supporting actress

    1988 National Film Festival Best supporting actress

    1990 OCIC Merit Awards for Palama Yata

    1990 Sarasaviya Film Festival Best actress for Palama Yata

    1990 Sarasaviya Film Festival Most Popular Actress

    1990 Swarna Sanka film festival Best Actress - Palama Yata

    1996 Swarna sanka film festival Best actress - Loku Duwa

    2000 National film festival Talented Performance - Anuragaye Ananthaya

    2004 Sarasaviya film festival Best actress - Rajya Sevaya Pinisai

    2004 National Film Festival Best Actress - Rajya Sevaya Pinisai

    2005 Signis Salutation Most Out standing performance - ?Randiya dahara ?

    2005 National Film Festival Best actress - `Ran Diya Dahara`

    2005 Sarasaviya Film Festival Best actress - `Ran Diya Dahara`]

  • 3 Mar 2007 12:46:12 GMT

    Berty,

    [I prefer GEETHA Kumarasinghe!...lolz ]

    Thanks for the info buddy. Well, I cannot disagree with you, she`s a very talented and beautiful woman with a greater command of English too unlike other Sinhalese actresses. I think in the film circles she has been under rated for some reason and I haven`t a clue for that.

    Btw, do you know her present boyfriend? He`s Dr Sarath Amunugama, one of the ministers in Mahinda`s cabinet ;)

    JRJ

  • 4 Mar 2007 10:44:18 GMT

    JRJ

    [Btw, do you know her present boyfriend? He`s Dr Sarath Amunugama, one of the ministers in Mahinda`s cabinet ;]

    I do not know her present BF but those days machchan she was living down Park road and we were too and all we did when we pass the house peep to get a look at her..she was just gorgeous..Pembara Madhu was the first film when she acted topless...I was there first show (Majectic)..life was great in the late 70`s and early 80`s! i was a Havies supporter!.but also a great Fan of Charles Wijeyawardena..Police place kicker! I know he was killed..i was so sad to read about his family etc..

  • 5 Mar 2007 02:03:42 GMT

    Berty,

    [I do not know her present BF but those days machchan she was living down Park road and we were too and all we did when we pass the house peep to get a look at her..she was just gorgeous..Pembara Madhu was the first film when she acted topless...I was there first show (Majectic]

    Buddy, the world is a small place isn`t it? I used to go that area especially to watch drama in the Lumbini theatre. Was just outside wasn`t it? We might have seen each other too.

    Yes, in Pembara Madhu she was young, intimacyy and hot cannot say anything or else I`ll get kicked out buddy :)

    Did you remember the guy who was riding the bike while singing to lure her (Geetha). I think she was born in the late 50s, so she`s still not that old, probably late 40s. No wonder Amunugama is scre**ng her.

    JRJ