Sunday, April 29, 2018

Veteran Sri Lankan Film Maker Dr.Lester James Pieris Has Passed Away

Veteran Sri Lankan film maker Dr.Lester James Pieris who celebrated his 99 th birthday recently has passed away today(29)it has been announced.

Was born in 05 th of April 1919 , Dr.Pieris had began his cinema career in 1949  and had direted over 28 films including short films and docuementeries during his long standing career.

He has directed a triology of Veteran novelist Martin Wikramsinghe "Gamperaliya", "Kaliyugaya"and "Yuganthaya" in to films which made him an outstanding film maker in Asia.

He survives his wife veteran film maker Sumithra Pieris.

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