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To commemorate the 16th death anniversary of Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra a discussion on contemporary performance arts will be held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on the 15th of this month.
The commemoration of Professor Ediriweera Sarathchandra falls on the 15th of this month. In this connection a discussion under the theme of “usage of performance arts by Sri Lanka’s leading performance artiste Ediriweera Sarathchandra and the contemporary performance arts culture” has been organized to be held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on this day.
The main objective of this discussion is to strengthen the debate for the progress of the Performance Art. At this function two books authored by Professor Ariyaratne Atugala and dedicated to Professor Ediriweera Sarathchandra, namely “Vesmuhunu haa Vishpaurushayanaya” (Masks & Depersonalization) and “Mahasamaya haa Etic Naatyavedaya” (Mahasamayama and Etic Drama) will be released. The launch of the website of the “Mahasamaya” stage drama will also take place at this occasion.
The discussion will be held under the leadership of Professor Tissa Kariyawasam, Professor Sunanda Mahendra, and Professor Michael Fernando.
At this function under the contribution of Mrs. Lalitha Sarathchandra, several special items of Ediriweera Sarathchandra’s dramas will also be staged.
The main commemoration lecture of Professor Ediriweera Sarathchandra will be delivered by the veteran artiste Jayalath Manoratne.
At the function Lectures will be delivered by Senior Lecturer Attanayake M. Herath on "Literature and Drama", Senior Lecturer Damma Dissanayake on "Contemporary Stage and the Society", and veteran artiste Jackson Anthony on "Stage Dramas and its history".
Meanwhile during the ten day period from 18th to 27th of this month the Sarathchandra Foundation has made arrangements to stage Sarathchandra's dramas. Accordingly Maname on the 18th & 27th , Hasthi Kaantha Manthare on the 19th & 25th, Mahasaara on the 20th, Sinhabahu on the 21st & 26th, Rathnaawali on the 22nd, Kapuwa Kapothi on the 23rd, Elowa gihin melowa aawa and Kadaa Walalu on the 24th, Hasthi Kaantha Manthare on the 25th, will be staged. (niz).