Lester James Peries

Filmography

Director

1956 - Rekava

1960 - Sandeshaya

1963 - Gamperaliya

1966 - Delovak Athara

1967 - Ransalu

1968 - Golu Hadawatha

1970 - Akkara Paha

1972 - Nidhanaya

1975 - Desa Nisa

1975 - The God King(English)

1976 - Madol Doova

1978 - Ahasin Polovata

1978 - Veera Puran Appu

1981 Beddegama

1981 - Pinhami(Documentary)

1983 - Kaliyugaya

1985 - Yuganthaya

1995 - Avaragira

2003 - Wekanda Walawwa

2006 - Ammavarune

Producer

1956 - Rekava

1978 - Gehanu Lamai

1984 - Maya

Screen Play Writer

1956 - Rekava

1988 - Sagara Jalaya Madi Handuwa Oba Handa

Editor

1972 - Nidhanaya

Artist Details

Born

05-04-1919

Occupation

Producer
Director
Screen Play Writer

Active Year

1949-

Awards And Honors

International Awards

Amateur Cine World Silver Plaque for the experimental film "Farewell to Childhood" - ten best films of the year - Great Britain 1950

The Mini Cinema Cup for the short film "Soliloquy" for displaying the best technical proficiency by the Institute of Amateur and Experimental Film Makers Festival - Great Britain 1951

Diploma of Honour Venice Film Festival for the film "Conquest In the Dry Zone" 1954

Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st International Film Festival of India 2000

Commandeur (commander) in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) from the French government - 1997

Presidential Awards

Best Director - Yuganthaya - 1985

Sarasaviya Awards

Best Director - Gamperaliya 1964

Best Director - Delovak Athara 1967

Best Script Writer - Sagara Jalaya Madi Handuwa Oba Handa - 1989

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