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Patriots of Paradise Weeraabhimani

a tribute to War Heroes of the Army

by jagath
May 19, 2024 1:08 am 0 comment 1.8K views

The latest production by Mario Ananda is “Patriots of Paradise – Weeraabhimani” is a documentary produced, to tell the story about the brave patriots of the Sri Lankan army, and remember them parallel to the National War Heroes day.

Mario Ananda

Mario Ananda

Dulanjali Ananda

Dulanjali Ananda

Mario’s vision is to tell this story especially to the young children who are not aware of the hardships of the battlefield and also to encourage and motivate the Sri Lankan Children to have gratitude and honour towards war heroes and thereby inspire them to grow up to be stronger in life with purpose and passion for the motherland.

He genuinely does these productions as a social cause, without any profit oriented motive, as these are the aspects that must be given attention by us as Sri Lankans to bring up a generation with true bravery and purpose for a better Sri Lanka.

Mario Ananda is the son of the late veteran playback singer and music director Gration Ananda.

Mario is a professional singer, music director, creative director and innovative activist. He is the creative director of many music video productions, short films and documentaries produced under his production house namely, Mario Ananda Productions, for over a decade.

Mario Ananda Productions produces creative content in national and international level, such as theme songs, music videos and documentaries of significant personalities, topics, historical events and stories that are worth being told to the future generations.

As a majority is well aware Mario’s vision is to inspire and enlighten specifically the children, and providethem guidance for a better way of life and turn them away from becoming addicted to drugs, alcohol, smoking and unsafe social media.

The Director of Photography is Nevinda Jayasena of Mario Ananda Productions. There are five theme songs in the documentary which are penned by Mario Ananda, Dr. Asanaga Withanage, Mrs. Sudeshi.

Background score and music of the songsare directed and sung by Mario. A song music directed and sung by veteran singer late Gration Ananda and penned by Mario’s mother Mrs. Srima Perera, in 1999 titled “HelabimaIpaduna Puthunapi”, is reproduced by Mario. The music productions are mixed and mastered by recording Engineer Gayan C. Bentharage of at C- Age studio.

The launch of the documentary parallel to the war heroes’ day celebrations was held at the BMICH recently, with the participation of army personnel, to honour them parallel to the national war heroes’ day celebration.

Mario extends his heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Asanga Withanage and Major General Channa Weerasuriya (retired), who initiated the process of the production of his concept. He is also grateful to the officials of the Ministry of Defence, Colonel Nalin Herath, Director Media, Ministry of Defence, Major Rajith Chandanayake, Captain Chamara Rathnayake of Panagda, Brigadier Balasooriya of Mihindu Seth Madura and all army personnel of the Ministry of Defence, Panagoda, War heroes Memorial premises, and Mihindu Seth Madura and everyone who collaborated in this endeavour.

Mario believes that people and children must be reminded of the significance and the sacrifices Sri Lankan warriors have made for our sake, to provide us the freedom to live without fear.

He trusts that the documentary will serve this purpose through a strong emotion and that it must be watched by the entire population.

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