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Sinhala film release in Jaffna after 30 years

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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.




 
 

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-39+92 # kiribath 2012-07-16 06:18
who wants to see sinhala films in jaffna, they can not even pull a crowd in colombo.
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-25+44 # Jayantha Jayamanne 2012-07-16 09:14
Gentleman, don't say so. This experiment will work well in Jaffna rather than Colombo.
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-13+43 # idiot 2012-07-16 11:41
Yes there are lots of army men who have not heard any Sinhala words from the locals.
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-17+31 # Amarathunga Chandika 2012-07-16 09:17
Well begun is half done. Very good move, no-one whould object this move.
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-8+19 # Imran Hussein 2012-07-16 09:53
Its a good move alright. But its going be a flop big time, trust me. For the soldiers yes, why not.
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-26+68 # Yohan Perera 2012-07-16 06:25
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...
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-10+26 # raj 2012-07-16 14:45
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.
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-6+60 # Sapumal Bandara 2012-07-16 06:30
The late Joe Abeywickrama had once said that Velupillai Prabakaran was one of his ardent fans.
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-19+22 # Mahinda 2012-07-16 07:20
good news....
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-26+48 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-07-16 07:49
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.
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-18+26 # achtung 2012-07-16 09:13
agreed - a step in the right direction
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-9+5 # raj 2012-07-16 14:53
Did anyone object?
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-18+21 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2012-07-16 09:10
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.
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-30+28 # Hana 2012-07-16 09:12
Not to be cynical, but it seems a bit cruel to add to the torture of the populace in Jaffna ;)
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-18+21 # Godagampala Rohana 2012-07-16 09:12
Very good news for the day. To build the close unity Cinema can play a major role.
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-16+18 # Nodrog 2012-07-16 09:59
Good start to try and bind both cultures together.
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-11+22 # Yohan Perera 2012-07-16 10:18
After reading all the comments I think this effort should contribute to ethnic harmony if it was executed right.
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-25+38 # Yuri 2012-07-16 10:28
Now Gov have to ask EPDP to send people to watch movie
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-10+15 # shantha madawela 2012-07-16 12:53
Cheating for world...
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-9+17 # Fusion 2012-07-16 13:15
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.
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-7+11 # Sirimal Dunuwilasiri 2012-07-16 14:03
Fusion is right. People do not go to a cinema to read.
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-11+19 # Vignaish sunderalin 2012-07-16 14:03
Last thing people in jaffna whant's
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-0+0 # citizen1 2012-07-17 06:01
Why not? Arts always thrive in times of distress.
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-1+7 # Za 2012-07-16 17:30
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!
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-4+1 # Meran 2012-07-16 19:45
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
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