There was also a plan to appoint him as an advisor to the Media Ministry.
A renowned film director he his first film Hansa Vilak was screened in 1980. Later he directed Suddilage Kathawa, Bhawa Karma, Bhawa Duka, Thunweni Yamaya and many other films. He has also received many awards for his films.
Bandaranayake is also a social activist and convener of the Citizen’s power organization.