Arts Council of Sri Lanka
Drama Advisory Board

State Drama Advisory Board is established for the purpose of advising and assisting the Arts council on the general advancement of the theatre and Drama and to support a vibrant community of Sri Lankan playwrights, directors, actors, costume and scenic designers etc, theatre groups and organizations so that the public can experience the highest standard of Theatre and Drama in Sri Lanka.

State Drama Advisory Board functions under a statutory Act for the uplift of local Dramas annually. Major annual projects organized by this Panel  they are

  • State Drama Festival  (Sinhala and Tamil)
  • State Short Drama Festival
  • State Children’s Drama Festival

At the beginning of such year applications are called for by a press advertisement. Above Drama Festivals are organized according to the received applications. Each festival is held in three rounds-first, second and third. Selections are made by a board of the eminent judges and the selected artists are appreciated by awarding.In addition to these festivals which organized annually , for the purpose of regain in the field of Dramas, workshops are held at the selected areas with the participation of eminent personnel in the field to give practical knowledge to interested apprentices.Any applicant who wishes to participate in the drama festival should obtain the application form with a copy of rules and regulations from the Drama Panel and should present it in accordance with the rules and regulations.

 

Panel Profile

Chandrasiri Bogamuwa
Chairman
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer Chandrasiri Bogamuwa has been appointed as the Chairman of Drama Advisory Board.


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Pujitha De Mel
Member
Lecturer

Mr. Pujitha De Mel is a Lecturer at Department of Performing Arts, Sri Palee Campus.


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Senevirathne Rodrigo
Member

Senevirathne Rodrigo has been appointed as a member of Drama Advisory Board.


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Dr. M. Nadeera
Member
Dr.

Dr. M. Nadeera has been appointed as a member of State Drama Advisory Board.


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L.S. Mohan Raj
Member

Mr. L.S. Mohan Raj has been appointed as a member of State Drama Advisory Board.


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Wasantha Wittachchi
Member
Actor

Wasantha Wittachchi is known for his work on Jullietge Bhoomikawa (1998), Sangawunu Mitiyawatha and Samanala Sandhawaniya (2013).


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Parakrama Ekanayake
Member
Programe Director

Parakrama Ekanayake is a Programe Director of popular programs on telecast in televison and he also direct the teledramas. His novels also popular within Sri Lankan readers.

TV programes – Art eka (Sirasa Tv), Cult eka (Hiru TV), Adisi Re 10 (Hiru TV), Ayemath Adaren (Hiru TV), Bookmark (Sirasa TV)

Tele Dramas – Jayadewage Awurudda (Siyatha TV), Sithuvili (TV Derana), Piya Vippayo (Colombo Television)

Novels – Tikiriliya Tharu Medde Giya, Hatharadenek Kumarawaru


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Rathna Lalani Jayakodi
Member
Senior Artist/Teacher

Rathna Lalani Jayakody, is an actress in Sri Lankan cinema, theatre and television. She is a teacher by profession.


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Prasannajith Abeysuriya
Member
Senior Lecturer/Artist

Mr. Prasannajith Abeysuriya is a Senior Lecturer at University of Visual & Performing Arts. He is a popular actor.


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Upali Ariyarathne Perera
Member

Upali Ariyarathne Perera has been appointed as a member of Drama Advisory Board.


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Wickrama Senevirathne
Member

Wickrama Senevirathne has been appointed as a member of Drama Advisory Board.


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Rasika Karunarathne
Member

Rasika Karunarathne has been appointed as a member of Drama Advisory Board.


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Mrs. Amitha Rabbidigala
Member

Mrs. Amitha Rabbidigala has been appointed as a member of Drama Advisory Board.


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A.M.A. Bandara
Secretary
Cultural Development Assistant

Mr. A.M.A. Bandara has been appointed as a Secretary of the Drama Advisory Board.


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I.M.A.R. Rathnayake
Assistant Secretary
Development Officer

Mr. I.M.A.R. Rathnayake has been appointed as Assistant Secretary of Drama Advisory Board.


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Amada Sandamali Abeywickrama
Assistant Secretary

Amada Sandamali Wbeywickrama has been appointed as a Assistant Secretary of the Drama Advisory Board.


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