Channa Perera who has clinched the most popular actor award in both the film and tele drama versions, made his debut in Dr. Lester James Peiris’ tele drama ‘Golu Hadawatha’ and later followed it up with small screen hits Thimira Pawwa, Eka Gei Kurullo, Wassane Hiru Ewidin, Sathpura Wesiyo, Suriya Daruwo, Sawsiri Uyana, Prema Parami and several others.
As a director he proved his prowess in several tele dramas, commercials while making it big as an actor on silver screen through films like Sujatha, Dhawala Pushpaya, Theertha Yathra, Undaya, Anjalika, Hadawatha Mal Yayai and others.
He made his debut as film director with ‘Anjalika’ introducing bubbly actress Pooja Umashanker to the Sri Lankan cinema.
The reigning romantic hero of the Sinhala cinema always dares to be different, and that has indeed made Channa Perera a different brand of star – a star who can act, a star who can direct and of course a star who could sing….Proof? Mega Star on Swarnavahini.
And now Channa has started another courageous mission by accepting the challenge to direct a new adventurous love story called ‘Miringu Yathra’.
The muhurath ceremony was held at the National Film Corporation’s Tharanganee Hall last week amidst a large gathering.
The film will be produced by Sunethra Balasuriya, Pearly Wijesinghe and Harsha Gamaethige.
Channa Perera, Sanath Gunathilaka, Iranganie Serasinghe, Hemasiri Liyanage, Nihal Fernando, Shalini Tharaka, Gunadasa Madurasinghe, Saman Almeida, Sandun Wijesiri, T. M. Abeyratne, D. B. Gangodathenna and others play the key roles in ‘Miringu Yathra’.
Prabath Roshan will handle the camera, Kapila Kumara Kalinga the screenplay, Rohana Weerasinghe the music, Sameera Madhu Kindelpitiya the make up, Shan Perera the choreography, Uresha Perera and Udaya Sri Wickremaisnghe (Centigradz) will be the playback singers while Donald Jayantha will assist in the direction.
The event also coincided with the launch of Channa’s official website –