Bringing the best of the tele scene
Other significant awards
Supporting Actor: Prasannajith Abeysuriya (Hendawa)
Best Supporting Actress: Veena Jayakody (Sudu Kapuru
Best Up and Coming Actor: Saranga Dissasekara (Sasara
Best Up and coming Actress: Upeksha Swarnamali (Samanalunta
Best Television Presenter: Chethana Liyanage
Best Television Host: Dinusha Rajapathirana
Best Cameraman: Donald Karunaratne (Kampithawila)
Best Scriptwriter: Tissa Abeysekara (Karuwala Gedara)
Best Make up Artist: Narada Dhananji Thotagamuwa(Karuwala
Best Music Director: Navaratne Gamage (Sudu Kapuru Pethi)
Best Singer: Amal Perera (Samanalunta Wedi Thiyanna)
Best Single Episode Tele Drama: Minissu (Ananda
One of the most looked forward to annual events in the entertainment
calendar, the Sumathi Awards concluded amidst glitz and glamour at the
Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on October 24.
First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa was the chief guest for the event
which was graced by many noteworthy faces in the local celebrity scene.
This year Jayantha Chandrasiri topped the list of award winners when
he clinched the awards of Best Director and Best Tele drama for Sathara
Denek Senpathiyo. Sriyantha Mendis was named the Best Actor for
Sadkunakaraya while Vasanthi Chathurani walked away with the award for
Best Actress in the same teledrama.
The cheerful Chandika Nanayakkara and petite Nehara Peries continued
their winning streak by clinching the awards in the Most Popular
category. Paba emerged as the most Popular Tele drama.
Clarice de Silva and Jeewarani Kurukulasuriya were handed the
prestigious U.W. Sumathipala Lifetime Achievement Awards. Anuruddhika
Padukkage, Avanthi Aponso, Sunil Costa, Niroshi Abeysinghe and Shirley
P. Delankawela were presented Merit Awards.
Sriyantha and Vasanthi
Saranga and Upeksha. Pictures by Tennyson Edirisinghe
Chandika and Nehara
Clarice and Jeewarani