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Dr. Sarath Amunugama to deliver 'Lester James Peries Oration 2012'

Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation Dr. Sarath Amunugama will deliver the second annual 'Lester James Peries Oration' on Tuesday 19 June at the auditorium of the Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi Mandhiraya, Colombo 05.


Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation Dr. Sarath Amunugama

The topic of this year's oration is "Lester James Peries: In Defense of Humanistic Cinema". Guest of Honour will be National Archives of Singapore Audio Visual Archives Senior Assistant Director Prof. Phang Lai Tee who will speak on A National Archives: Importance of Audiovisual Archiving Embraces Films and Beyond.

Commercial Credit PLC has come on board this year as Platinum Sponsor of the Foundation's activities during 2012/13.

Revered as one of the Asian greats, Lester James Peries has won continuous international acclaim in several parts of the world.

With 50 productive years, 20 full length feature films, tele-serials, countless retrospectives around the world, bouquets and brickbats, national and international honours Lester James Peries takes it all in his stride, they all rest on his slight frame with ease.

The accolades poured in, ever since Sumitra Peries' directorial debut 'Gehenu Lamai' stormed the cinematic world in 1978, winning rave reviews and great international acclaim. She is renowned as a film maker with a keen aesthetic sensibility and sensitivity which portray the feminine condition.

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