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* Internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan film director turns 91
Mon, Apr 5, 2010, 09:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's internationally acclaimed legendary movie director Dr. Lester James Peiris turns 91 today.

The prolific filmmaker who was born on April 5th 1919 in Dehiwela was active as a director, screenwriter, and a producer since 1949 and received critical acclaim for his movies.

Dr. Peiris entered the Sri Lankan cinema with the critically acclaimed 'Rekawa' in 1956 and went on to produce 28 such award-wining movies as Sandesaya, Gamperaliya, Delovak Atara, Golu Hadawatha, Nidhanaya, Madol Duwa, Weera Puran Appu, Kaliyugaya, Yuganthaya, Baddegama, Wekanda Wallauwa and Avaragira.

He is married to the equally renowned directress Sumithra Peiris.

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