Saturday, May 26, 2018 03:58:48 AM

Farewell for Catholic filmmaker Lester James Peries, ‘father’ of Sinhala cinema

By - Wed May 02, 11:02 am

Peries died at the age of 99 in a Colombo hospital. As a young man he left school to study cinema in London, where he lived for six years with his brother, a painter. His films have left indelible marks on Sri Lanka’s cinema. His first feature-length film was also the first Sri Lankan movie shot outdoors. He was also the first Sri Lankan to be nominated for an Academy Award.

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