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And I am a Teacher of Drama and Theatre at Shasthrananda Vidyalaya, Dehiwala.
I am Master of Arts in Drama and Theatre, University of Kelaniya, 2007 and also Bachelor of Arts, Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2004.
Who Am I
I am a Teacher of Drama and Theatre at Shasthrananda Vidyalaya, Dehiwala
What Iam Doing
My Participation in International Theater and Cinema Festivals

–6th BHARATH RANGA MAHOTHSAWA Theatre Festival, New Delhi in 2004 (“HAYNA” stage production)
–8th BHARATH RANGA MAHOTHSAWA Theatre Festival, New Delhi in 2006 (“SIHINA HORU ARAN” Stage production)

–21st International Theatre Festival for Experimental Drama , Cairo in 2009 (“A WONDERULDAY” Stage production)

–22nd International Theatre Festival for Experimental Drama , Cairo in 2010 (“NO RETURN” Stage production)

–Kathmandu International Theatre Festival, Kathmandu in 2010 (“ A WONDERFUL DAY” Stage Production)

– 72nd Venice Film Festival, Venice in 2008 (“MACHAN” movie)

–4th Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai, in 2009 (“MACHAN” movie)

–10th Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, in 2009 (“MACHAN” movie)

–39th Molodist International Film Festival, Ukraine in 2009 (“MACHAN “ movie)

 

 

 

Contribution to Cinema and Theatre in the capacity of an Actor and a Director

I have done leading roles in many stage plays produced in Sri Lanka. Some of these have been acclaimed as Best Production of the year at the State Drama Festivals. And I have directed the following stage plays.

– “ LYSISTRATA” (Sinhala Version of the Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, in 2006) This production won several awards at the State Drama Festival 2007.

– “BINDUWA”, in 1996. This play represented the final round of the Inaugural State Short Drama Festival in 1996.

– “POPAR MAMA SAHA PINTHURAYA”, in 1997. This play represented the State Short Drama Festival in 1997

And also I did the leading role in the film “MACHAN” directed by Uberto Pasolini in 2008. This movie was a Sri Lankan- Italian - German Co-production, which was screened at several International Cinema Festival including Venice International Film Festival. Machang which represented the “Venice Day” category of this prestigious film festival won the award for Best Film under that category. This was one of the several International awards this Movie has won so far.
What I Did

Hari Apuru Dawasak

Julius Caesar

Machan

Other

Dias

And I got the Merit Award for Acting at the State Short Drama Festival in 1997 for the performance in “POPAR MAMA SAHA PINTHURAYA” and also for Acting at the State Drama Festival in 2001 for the performance in ASINAMALI (Sinhala Translation of the African Play ASINAMALI by Bogeni Ngema)

I was the Best Choreographer at the State Drama Festival in 2006 (LYSISTRATA stage production)
I got Best Actor award at Sarasavi Cinema Awards in 2008 for the performance in the movie “MACHAN” and at the State Drama Festival in 2003 for the performance as Clay in the play “HAYNA” (Sinhala translation of the American play “Dutchman” by Leroi Jones). And Best Supporting Actor at the National Youth Drama Festival in 1996 for the performance in the stage play “SAJEANT”.

I am the Best Set Designer at the State Drama Festival in 2004 (The Sinhala translation of the South Indian play script, “Sakharam Binder” by Wijaya Thendulka) and also at the All Island Drama Festival organized by Sri Lanka Red Cross in 2007

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