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Lester James Peries (1919–2018)

Lester James Peries was born on April 5, 1919 in Colombo, Ceylon. He was a director and writer, known for Rekava (1956), Yagunthaya (1985) and Gamperaliya (1963). He was married to Sumitra Peries. He died on April 29, 2018 in Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka. See full bio »

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Known For

Rekava Director
Yagunthaya Director
Gamperaliya Director
Sandesaya Director


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 2006 Ammawarune
 1990 Awaragira
 1985 Yagunthaya
 1982 Kaliyugaya
 1980 Baddegama
 1979 Pinhamy
 1976 Madol Duwa
 1974 The God King
 1972 Akkaa Paha
 1972 Nidhanaya
 1971 Kandy Perahera (Documentary short)
 1970 Forty Leagues from Paradise (Documentary short)
 1969 Steel (Documentary short)
 1967 Ran salu
 1964 Forward into the Future (Documentary short)
 1963 Gamperaliya
 1962 Home from the Sea (Documentary)
 1961 Too Many Too Soon (Documentary short)
 1960 Sandesaya
 1956 Rekava
 1955 Be Safe or Be Sorry (Short)
 1954 Conquest in the Dry Zone (Documentary short)
 1950 A Sinhalese Dance (Short)
 1950 Farewell to Childhood (Short)
 1949 Soliloquy (Documentary short)
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Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992

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