Felicitation for Dr. Lester James Peries | Sunday Observer

Felicitation for Dr. Lester James Peries

A special felicitation ceremony was organized by Sri Lanka Telecom PEO TV to honour Dr. Lester James Peries, recently, at the Sri Lanka Film Corporation’s Tharangani Hall, on a grand scale.

The 99-year old renowned filmmaker joined the event via live television from his residence. Ms. Sumithra Peries said, Dr. Peiris was very pleased to see the future generation of the Sinhala cinema, and his movie fans paying tribute to him. Following the ceremony SLT PEO TV team visited Dr. Peries at his home to pay their respects and tribute. The discussion was aimed at transmitting knowledge about the significance of the Sinhala cinema to the future generation, and Ajith Galappaththi shared his views on the cinematic revolution that took place in the 1950s.

Speaking at the event Dr. Somarathna Dissanayake said, even though Dr. Peries belongs to the English-speaking elite in Sri Lanka, he never missed an opportunity to enjoy rural life in the county. Deepthi Kumara Gunarathna explained how Dr. Peries got along with the radical changes in the post World War era. SLT PEO TV, a pioneer in changing the direction of the Sri Lankan television culture was instrumental from the very beginning to appreciate the contribution made by Dr. Peries towards the uplift of the Sinhala cinema.

Chief Executive Officer, SLT PEO TV / Chief Marketing Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom Group, Ajantha Seneviratne said, it was an honour to felicitate and pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker.