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Sinhala Cinema celebrates 67th anniversary

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Sinhala Cinema celebrates 67th anniversary

Rekava Kadaunu

Today is the 67th anniversary of the Sinhala Cinema.

 

It was on a day like today on 21st January 1947 the screening of the film Kadawunu Poronduwa which was Sri Lanka's first Sinhala Film with sounds took place..

 

The then Minister of Agriculture in the State Council D.S.Senanayake was the Chief Guest for the screening of this film at the Kingsley Theatre in Kotahena.

 

Today is also the 42nd anniversary of the State Film Corporation. A special function will be held at the State Film Corporation today in connection with the 67th anniversary of the Sinhala Cinema under the patronage of Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella.

 

Honouring the yeomen service done for the Sinhala Cinema by B.A.W.Jayamanne, his films "Kapati Arakshakaya", "Sengavunu Pilithura" and "Hadisi Vivahaya" will be screened free of charge today at the Tharangani theatre of the film corporation.

 

At today's special function 15 film artistes and film technicians who are in their twilight age at present will also be presented with pension payments.(niz)

 

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