Assistant director turned director Sandun Rajakaruna entered cinema through television and stage. In 1995 and 1996 he started studying under playwright Gamini Haththotuwagama and produced his own plays for State Drama Festival and Youth Drama Festivals. He also excelled as a script writer and technician on the stage.
Having joined the miniscreen he worked for teledramas like ‘Deepashika’, ‘Punaragamanaya’, ‘Diriya Dhoni’, ‘Rathriya Manaram’, ‘Uduwiyan’ and ‘Manawika’. He had worked under more than 20 teledrama directors and filmmakers including Thusitha de Silva, Dee Gee Somapala, Janaka Siriwardena and Jayalath Manoratne.
Sandun’s maiden teledrama direction was ‘Ithin Mata Avasarai and he directed ‘Adaraniya Chanchala’ and scripted the first 150 episodes of ‘Ithin Ita Passe’ which is now being telecast.
Rajakaruna who entered the cinema scene with Eranga Senaratne’s ‘Dipashika’ extended his gratitude to Vajira Rajapaksa who came forward to play the producer in his maiden film and many others who helped him on his journey.
Courtesy: Times Online