The greatness of Lester James Peries however cannot be measured by the quantity of his output. It is the qualitative nature of his films that elevated him to commendable heights. Lester James Peries is acknowledged as the pioneer of authentic Sinhala cinema. It was he who created in every sense of the term an indigenous cinema in both substance and style. It was also Lester who first gained worldwide recognition for Sinhala cinema. Lester James Peries became a national icon identified with the sphere of Sri Lankan cinema over the years.‘Rekava’ (Line of Destiny), ‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village) and ‘Nidhanaya’ (Treasure) are widely accepted as the three finest films made by Lester James Peries. In 1997 the golden jubilee year of Sinhala cinema the Sri Lankan Govt identified ten films as among the best films made in the 50 year history of Sinhala cinema. Lester’s rekava,Gamperaliya and Nidhanaya were included in that list.
Above article extracted from DBS Jeyaraj
It's with a great sadness we at Sri lankan records giving farewell to the legendary film director.
I've never been lucky enough to personally met him. But I've enjoyed his music passed down to him from legendary C.T Fernando. He never modified it to destroy the original tune. He gave the music from his dad a modern touch and it was so brilliant. I have so much respect him for that and we lost you and the music and the songs you sang will be in our hearts forever.
Your voice will be in our hearts forever. You will be forever in our hearts and it's sad to say farewell!!
"දවස ගෙවී දැන් ටික ටික අඳුර වැටෙන්නා හිරු දෙවියෝ සිදු දෙවගන මුහුණ සිබින්න වෙහෙස වෙලා ගේ හිමියෙක් ගෙදර එන්නා එබැව දුටු ඔහු පිලිගන්නාඔහු දරු දෙන්න ගත දවටෙන්නා ආදරේ පෙන්නා සිබ සනසන්නා"
Extremely rare record from the film Vanaliya (1958). Music done by R.A Chandrasena. The gramophone records of this movie is so rare and only two known collectors are known to have the full set. We are so thankful to be one of them. Thanks so much Mr. T.G Ranjan Silva.
We have started our regular site updates. It took a while to setup our new sound studio for digitizing in the USA. We also started some record give away program for expacts. Please tune into the site and check out more frequent updates coming up soon. Also Parani Gee radio included some extremely rare songs. Happy listening.
Wishing everyone a very happy new year 2018. We are working hard to establish our sound studio here in Washington, USA. Some may experience delay in updating the site. Please be patient during this time and our every growing collection require more digitizing equipment's.
Especially we are focusing more gramophone records next few months and rotating the updates through LP & EP section.
It's very satisfying to look back at the journey we came across so far. During this journey all our viewers continued to be without and keeps on visiting us. Thank you so much for the continued support. Also I've seen many copy cats starts posting videos in Facebook and other social media sites.
Wishing all of our listeners a Merry Christmas!!. We are working on new site updates and SSL certificates. During this period the site updates will be slow.
Please be patient and visit us regularly.
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