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K.A.W. Perera
කේ. ඒ. ඩබ්. පෙරේරා
1926 - 2006
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K.A.W. Perera කේ. ඒ. ඩබ්. පෙරේරා
Koddul Arachchige Wilson Perera
  • Birthday : 1926 April 26
  • Died : 2006 August 20
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    NATIONAL AWARDS

    1 Best Writer

    3rd Sarasaviya Awards - 1966
    Saaravita

    2 Best Script Writer

    1st Swarna Sanka Award Ceremony 1966
    Saaravita

    3 Best Director

    2nd Swarna Sanka Award Ceremony 1968
    Senasuma Kothanada

    4 Best Director

    1st Gunwan Viduli Sammana Ulela 1970
    Bicycle Hora

    5 Best Script Writer

    1st Gunwan Viduli Sammana Ulela 1970
    Bicycle Hora

    6 Special Award37,329

    3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972

    7 Best Director

    3rd OCIC Award Ceremony 1975
    Lasanda

    8 Best Director

    1st Sarasaviya-Janatha Award Ceremony 1976
    Lasanda

    9 Swarna Sinha Award

    6th Presidential Award 1984

    10 "Ranathisara" Award

    17th Sarasaviya Awards - 1989

    11 "Swarna Jayanthi" Award

    11th Presidential Award 1997
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Suhada Sohoyuro
    Actor
    1963

    AS CREW MEMBER

    1Sri 296
    Dialogs
    1959
    2Sandeshaya
    Story / Script / Dialogs
    1960
    3Pirimiyek Nisa
    Director / Story / Dialogs
    1960
    4Ranmuthu Duwa
    Dialogs
    1962
    5Suhada Sohoyuro
    Director / Dialogs
    1963
    6Heta Pramada Vadi
    Dialogs
    1964
    7Gatavarayo
    Dialogs
    1964
    8Kala Kala De Pala Pala De
    Dialogs
    1964
    9Yatagiya Dawasa
    Script / Dialogs
    1965
    10Saaravita
    Story / Script / Dialogs
    1965
    11Senasuma Kothanada
    Director / Story / Dialogs
    1966
    12Kapatikama
    Director
    1966
    13Bicycle Hora
    Director / Story / Dialogs
    1968
    14Kathuru Muwath
    Director
    1971
    15Seeye Nottuwa
    Director / Story / Script / Dialogs
    1971
    16Lokuma Hinawa
    Director
    1972
    17Ihatha Athmaya
    Director
    1972
    18Aparadaya saha Daduwama
    Director
    1973
    19Duleeka
    Director
    1974
    20Lasanda
    Director
    1974
    21Wasana
    Director
    1976
    22Nedeyo
    Director
    1976
    23Janaka Saha Manju
    Director / Producer
    1978
    24Sasara
    Director
    1978
    25Higana Kolla
    Director
    1979
    26Aadara Rathne
    Director
    1980
    27Bangali Valalu
    Director / Producer
    1981
    28Wathura Karaththaya
    Director / Producer
    1982
    29Rail Para
    Director
    1982
    30Durga
    Director / Producer
    1988
    31Dhawala Pushpaya
    Director / Story / Script
    1994
    32Maduree
    Director
    1996
    33Undaya
    Director / Producer
    2000
    34Sumedha
    Director / Script
    2004

    AS SONG CREW

    1Suhada Sohoyuro
    • Lyrics - So Gini Hade Naga E
    • Lyrics - Hadena Wadena Du Daruwange
    1963
    BIOGRAPHY

    Kala Suri Koddul Arachchige Wilson Perera (born 26 April 1926 – died 20 August 2006 as කොන්දුල් ආරච්චිගේ විල්සන් පෙරේරා) [Sinhala]), popularly known as K.A.W. Perera, was an award-winning director in Sri Lankan cinema. Considered as one of the best filmmakers in Sri Lankan cinema, Perera was also a screenwriter, dialogue writer, lyricist and producer who contributed to Sri Lankan drama career for more than five decades.

    He died on 20 August 2006 at the age of 80

    Personal life
    K.A.W. Perera was born on 26 April 1926 in Colombo. His mother was Kavinihamy Ratnayake. He first attended to Olcott College and passed English senior exam. He completed education from Ananda College, Colombo.[8] Her mother was very strict on education, hence Perera studied well at the school and passed Junior School Certificate.

    He was married to longtime partner Agnes and the couple has one son, Jayantha Das Perera.

    Early career
    Perera met Agnes, his future wife during studies at a private institute to prepare University Entrance Examination. At that time, with arising financial problems, he continuously went Employment Exchange to find a job. After some days, he was hired as a clerk at the Education Department.[8] While at the department, he wrote scripts for Radio Ceylon such as Jeewitha Sahathikaya and Rahas Parikshakaya produced by late Thevis Guruge and became popular. Praised by his Director of the Department, Perera was soon appointed as the Assistant English Teacher at a school in Biyanwala in 1949. In 1955, after few years of duty, he quit from the job and moved to Radio Ceylon as a full time writer and copywriter. He also produced radio programmes such as Handa Mama, Radio Sangarawa and Sinhala Geetha Dhara.

    Cinema Career
    During his work at Radio Ceylon, Perera met renowned filmmaker Lester James Peries. Lester selected KAW as the dialogues writer for Sri Lanka’s first pure Sinhala film, Rekava. KAW also worked with Lester for the next film Sandesaya as dialogues writer. In 1960, he co-directed his debut film Pirimiyek Nisa along with T. Somasekaran. The film was produced by E. A. P. Edirisinghe. In 1963, he co-produced the film Suhada Sohoyuro with Edirisinghe. In 1966 he directed the film Sanasuma Kothanada and won the Sarasaviya award for the best film.

    Since his debut, KAW made blockbuster milestones in Sinhala cinema history which includes Kapatikama, Bicycle Hora, Penawa Neda, Kathuru Muwath, Janaka Saha Manju, Lokuma Hinawa, Ihatha Athmaya, Aparadaya saha Danduwama, Lasanda and Undaya. Perera involved to introduce many talented faces to Sinhala cinema, whom became some major stars in coming ages. He introduced Geetha Kumarasinghe to silver screen through his film Wasana. Then he introduced Vijaya Nandasiri to cinema with Nedeyo. He introduced maestro Premasiri Khemadasa to cinema with Sanasuma Kothanada as well as lyricist Dharmasiri Gamage. With his final film Sumedha, renowned musician Rookantha Gunathilake has introduced into Sinhala cinema as musical director.

    In 1956, he was honored at Taskkent’ International Film festival for the film Lasanda. In 1976, Perera won the award for the best director at OCIC film festival in Rome for Lasanda.
     
     
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