Jan 26, 2022

Pathi absent as Sinhala cinema marks 75 yrs. Featured

A set of five commemorative stamps have been issued as the Sinhala cinema marks 75 years.

Dr. D.B. Nihalsinghe, Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne, Tony Ranasinghe and Ravindra Randeniya as well as a scene from the film 'Rekhawa' have been featured in the stamps.

However, the fact that the late Dharmasena Pathiraja, (widely recognized as the pioneer of Sri Lankan cinema’s 'second revolution'), has been completely ignored,  has raised eyebrows.

A globally renowned artiste who never bowed to politics or political pressure, he is considered one of the most stellar figures in the history of Sinhala cinema.