'Matha'- A film on the Sri Lankan conflict
'Matha' a film by the Sri Lankan renowned film
Director Boodee Keerthisena based on the island's 30 year conflict is on
the making. The film is scheduled to hit the Sri Lankan wide-screen in
January, 2010. The introduction ceremony of film 'Matha' was held today
(Oct 09), at the Sri Lankan Rupavahini Corporation auditorium.
Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Chief
Guest at the occasion.
"This film is what we Sri Lankas were waiting for many
years. Many film makers had made considerable efforts but lacked
intensity, excitement and by-an-large failed to catch the reality of the
exiting ground situation", said a technical crew member of the film
speaking with our correspondent.
This is not just a war film, but a celluloid journey
through the history of Asia's long fought conflict, a close insight of
the lives affected and how a nation unified against all odds in the time
of need. The script was written by Prof. Ariyarathne Athugala, Chairman
of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.
Popular Sri Lankan actors will cast in the film
including Ravindra Randeniya, Sangeetha Weeraratna and Sawmya liyanage.
The technical crew will also include some of Hollywood's professional
said Director Boodee Keerthisena.
Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and information
Mr. W B Ganegala, Director General of the Media Center for National
Security Mr. Laxman Hulugalle, Chairmen of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting
Cooperation Mr Hudson Samarasinghe, Chairmen of the Independent
Television Network Mr Anura Siriwardana ,Chairmen of the Associated
newspapers of Ceylon Ltd Bandula Padmakumara, Chairmen of the National
lotteries Board Upali Leyanage, Senior Officials of the Rupavahini
cooperation, Professionals from the Sri Lankan film industry and many
other invitees were also present at the occasion.