Sinhala film release in Jaffna after 30 years

15 July 2012 07:31 pm - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


For the first time after 30 years, a Tamil sub-titled version of a new Sinhala film will be released at Raja Cinema, Jaffna on Friday July 20. Chandraratne Mapitigama’s latest Sinhala movie ‘Sihinaya Dige Enna’ will be screened in the Jaffna cinema bringing new hope for peace through the arts.

The film produced by Samantha Ranasinghe, features Sanath Gunathilaka, Veena Jayakody, Udari Warnakulasuriya, Amila Abeysekara, Nayana Kumari and others in the lead roles.

Talented Dinesh Subasinghe has directed the music, Buddhika Mangala has handled the camera, Bandula Weerasekara the art direction, Supun Steinwall the make up, Anusha Jayawardana the editing, Brian Spittle the publicity and Dilan Lekamge the still photography while Uresha Ravihari, Dumal Warnakulasuriya and Kasun Primal have contributed as playback singers.

The other cast members include Manel Wanaguru, Bandula Wijeweera, Ravindra Mapitigama, Anura Srinath, Jayasiri Weeratunga, Chanchala Warnasuriya, Saman Almeida, Milinda Perera, Himali Kapuge, Rithika Kodituwakku, Rajitha Hiran Chamikara, Ajitha Dharmapriya, Subodhi Priyadarshani and Gihani Amarasena.

  Comments - 25

  • shantha madawela Monday, 16 July 2012 07:23 AM

    Cheating for world...

    kiribath Monday, 16 July 2012 12:48 AM

    who wants to see sinhala films in jaffna, they can not even pull a crowd in colombo.

    Sapumal Bandara Monday, 16 July 2012 01:00 AM

    The late Joe Abeywickrama had once said that Velupillai Prabakaran was one of his ardent fans.

    Fusion Monday, 16 July 2012 07:45 AM

    Having Tamil subtitles is ok, but maybe they could have dubbed in Tamil? That would have made it much more effective than constantly glancing at subtitles.

    Yohan Perera Monday, 16 July 2012 12:55 AM

    I am sinhalese and I don't mean to be negative... But still is this the right time to release a Sinhala movie in Jaffna where the majority is formed of Tamil speaking Sri Lankans who are seeking recovery from past trauma...

    Mahinda Monday, 16 July 2012 01:50 AM

    good news....

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 16 July 2012 02:19 AM

    When there are many Tamil movies being screened in Colombo and other parts of the country, why not screen a Sinhala film in Jaffna - and that too with Tamil subtitles. A very good move.

    Vignaish sunderalin Monday, 16 July 2012 08:33 AM

    Last thing people in jaffna whant's

    Sirimal Dunuwilasiri Monday, 16 July 2012 08:33 AM

    Fusion is right. People do not go to a cinema to read.

    raj Monday, 16 July 2012 09:15 AM

    Thank you. A true Sri Lankan. But if Tamil Teledramas are shown with subtitles for Sinhalese people to see, why not Sinhala films with Tamil subtitles shown in Jaffna. If they want watch, they can.

    raj Monday, 16 July 2012 09:23 AM

    Did anyone object?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 16 July 2012 03:40 AM

    Very very good move, we all will welcome. Even in the future every Sinhala Film (new releases) should be screened in Jaffna with the Tamil titles.

    Godagampala Rohana Monday, 16 July 2012 03:42 AM

    Very good news for the day. To build the close unity Cinema can play a major role.

    Jayantha Jayamanne Monday, 16 July 2012 03:44 AM

    Gentleman, don't say so. This experiment will work well in Jaffna rather than Colombo.

    Amarathunga Chandika Monday, 16 July 2012 03:47 AM

    Well begun is half done. Very good move, no-one whould object this move.

    achtung Monday, 16 July 2012 03:43 AM

    agreed - a step in the right direction

    Hana Monday, 16 July 2012 03:42 AM

    Not to be cynical, but it seems a bit cruel to add to the torture of the populace in Jaffna ;)

    citizen1 Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:31 AM

    Why not? Arts always thrive in times of distress.

    Nodrog Monday, 16 July 2012 04:29 AM

    Good start to try and bind both cultures together.

    Imran Hussein Monday, 16 July 2012 04:23 AM

    Its a good move alright. But its going be a flop big time, trust me. For the soldiers yes, why not.

    Yohan Perera Monday, 16 July 2012 04:48 AM

    After reading all the comments I think this effort should contribute to ethnic harmony if it was executed right.

    Za Monday, 16 July 2012 12:00 PM

    Its a good thing, but better if the local producers can direct a Tamil movie using local actors and release it in Jafna. Then it would be more effective!

    Yuri Monday, 16 July 2012 04:58 AM

    Now Gov have to ask EPDP to send people to watch movie

    Meran Monday, 16 July 2012 02:15 PM

    Wow great news!!! that is good move coz it will help to heal the past, hope not by movie alone by other needs of our brothers and sisters in Jaffna

    idiot Monday, 16 July 2012 06:11 AM

    Yes there are lots of army men who have not heard any Sinhala words from the locals.

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