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Sriyani Amarasena
ශ්‍රියානි අමරසේන
1944
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SUMMARY

Sriyani Amarasena ශ්‍රියානි අමරසේන
Palamakumbura Herath Mudiyanselage Sriyani Weerakoon Kumarihami
  • Birthday : 1944 June 14
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    NATIONAL AWARDS

    1 Favourite Co Actress44,198

    3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972

    2 Best Actress

    6th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1973
    Aparadaya saha Daduwama

    3 Merit Award

    1st Presidential Award 1979
    Hitha Mithura

    4 Merit Award

    2nd Presidential Award 1980
    Sarungalaya

    5 Merit Award

    5th Presidential Award 1983
    Mahagedara

    6 Best Performance Award

    11th Sarasaviya Awards - 1983
    Mahagedara

    7 Best Performance Award

    14th Sarasaviya Awards - 1986
    Obata Divura Kiyannam

    8 Best Actress

    15th OCIC Award Ceremony 1988
    Viragaya

    9 Best Actress

    1st Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1988
    Viragaya

    10 Best Supporting Actress

    17th Sarasaviya Awards - 1989
    Satana

    11 Best Actress

    21st Sarasaviya Awards - 1993
    Kulageya

    12 Best Actress

    1st Vicharaka Sammana Ulela - FIPRESCT 1994
    Tharanaya

    13 Rana Thisara Award

    34th Sarasaviya Awards - 2018 - 2
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Golu Hadawatha
    Actress
    1968
    2Penawa Neda
    Actress
    1970
    3Priyanga
    Actress
    1970
    4Hathara Denama Surayo
    Actress
    1971
    5Seeye Nottuwa
    Actress
    1971
    6Aparadaya saha Daduwama
    Main Actress
    1973
    7Sihasuna
    Main Actress
    1974
    8Kalyani Ganga
    Main Actress
    1974
    9Shanthi
    Actress
    1974
    10Sagarika
    Main Actress
    1974
    11Obai Mamai
    Actress
    1975
    12Raththaran Amma
    Main Actress
    1975
    13Tharanga
    Actress
    1975
    14Lassana Kella
    Actress
    1975
    15Lassana Dawasak
    Actress
    1975
    16Desa Nisa
    Main Actress
    1975
    17Mangala
    Actress
    1976
    18Ran Thilaka
    Actress
    1976
    19Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai
    Actress
    1977
    20Yali Ipade
    Main Actress
    1977
    21Sikuru Dasawa
    Main Actress
    1977
    22Nivena Ginna
    Main Actress
    1977
    23Asha Daasin
    Main Actress
    1978
    24Hitha Mithura
    Main Actress
    1978
    25Selinage Walawwa
    Actress
    1978
    26Veera Puran Appu
    Actress
    1978
    27Kumara Kumariyo
    Main Actress
    1978
    28Sanda Vata Rantharu
    Actress
    1978
    29Ahasin Polovata
    Main Actress
    1978
    30Sarungalaya
    Main Actress
    1979
    31Raja Kollo
    Main Actress
    1979
    32Eka Hitha
    Main Actress
    1979
    33Rosa Mal Thunak
    Main Actress
    1979
    34Akke Mata Awasara
    Main Actress
    1979
    35Mal Kekulu
    Actress
    1980
    36Kanchana
    Main Actress
    1980
    37Parithyaga
    Main Actress
    1980
    38Bambara Pahasa
    Main Actress
    1980
    39Muwan Palassa II
    Actress
    1980
    40Mage Amma
    Main Actress
    1980
    41Ranga
    Actress
    1981
    42Sathara Peranimithi
    Actress
    1981
    43Senasuma
    Main Actress
    1981
    44Suriyakantha
    Actress
    1981
    45Ridee Thella
    Main Actress
    1981
    46Mahagedara
    Main Actress
    1982
    47Pethi Gomara
    Main Actress
    1982
    48Rahasak Nathi Rahasak
    Main Actress
    1982
    49Jeevithayen Jeevithayak
    Actress
    1982
    50Hallo Shyama
    Actress
    1982
    51Situ Diyaniya
    Actress
    1982
    52Paramitha
    Main Actress
    1982
    53Yahalu Yeheli
    Actress
    1982
    54Ran Mini Muthu
    Main Actress
    1983
    55Chandira
    Main Actress
    1983
    56Niliyakata Pem Kalemi
    Main Actress
    1983
    57Subodha
    Main Actress
    1983
    58Manik Maliga
    Actress
    1983
    59Sister Mary
    Actress
    1983
    60Madduma Bandara
    Actress
    1984
    61Binaree Saha Sudu Banda
    Main Actress
    1984
    62Rana Derana
    Main Actress
    1984
    63Wathsala Akka
    Actress
    1985
    64Obata Divura Kiyannam
    Actress
    1985
    65Du Daruwo
    Main Actress
    1985
    66Yali Hamuvennai
    Main Actress
    1986
    67Prarthana
    Actress
    1986
    68Raja Wedakarayo
    Main Actress
    1987
    69Viragaya
    Main Actress
    1987
    70Ahinsa
    Actress
    1987
    71Amme Oba Nisa
    Actress
    1988
    72Angulimala
    Actress
    1988
    73Satana
    Actress
    1988
    74Dese Mal Pipila
    Main Actress
    1990
    75Madhu Sihina
    Actress
    1990
    76Golu Muhude Kunatuva
    Main Actress
    1991
    77Bambara Kalape
    Actress
    1991
    78Kulageya
    Main Actress
    1992
    79Sagara Thilina
    Actress
    1993
    80Lassanai Balanna
    Actress
    1993
    81Sudu Piruvata
    Actress
    1994
    82Vijaya Geetha
    Actress
    1994
    83Edath Chandiya Adath Chandiya
    Actress
    1995
    84Sabe Mithura
    Actress
    1996
    85Duwata Mawaka Misa
    Actress
    1997
    86Tharanaya
    Main Actress
    1997
    87Vijayagrahanaya
    Actress
    1997
    88Chakraayudha
    Actress
    2000
    89Indrakeelaya
    Actress
    2000
    90Le Kiri Kandulu
    Actress
    2003
    91Bomba saha Rosa
    Actress
    2013
    92Raja Horu
    Actress
    2013
    93Nilanjana
    Actress
    2017
    94Dedunu Akase
    Actress
    2017
    95Dr. Nawariyan
    Actress
    2017

    AS CREW MEMBER

    1Dese Mal Pipila
    Producer
    1990
    2Kulageya
    Producer
    1992
    3Tharanaya
    Producer
    1997

    UPCOMING

    1Veerya
    Actress
    2Akarsha
    Actress
    3Paada Yathraa
    Actress
    BIOGRAPHY

    Sriyani Amarasena is a Sri Lankan actress and producer. Sriyani has appeared in several Lester James Peries' movies including Golu Hadawatha, Desa Nisa and Ahasin Polawata.

    CAREER


    Her first production was Dath Kekulu Pala. She has since helmed three television serials made partly in London for Sri Lankan audiences. The first two, Ira Bata Taruwa and Hemanthaye Wasanthayak, were telecasted on Rupavahini to high ratings. Sriyani is married to journalist Arthur U. Amarasena and credits him for providing the support to become an actress.

    PERSONAL LIFE


    She was born on 14 June 1944 in Meethotamulla. Her father worked at Colombo Municipal Council. She had her education from three schools, primary education from Meetotamulla College, and then from Musaeus College and Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo. She is married to former journalist Arthur U. Amarasena. The couple has one daughter, Inoka Amarasena. Inoka also acted in few films such as Kristhu Charithaya and Gehenu Lamai.

    ACTING CAREER


    During school time, she acted few dramas like Hathara Beeri Kathawa and Koheda Yanne Rukmani. Then, she met Siri Perera and entered to Lama Mandapaya program in the SLBC. Amarasena first appeared on stage drama with P.D.L Perera's Thammanna, and then gain popularity with the role daughter of Dayananda Gunawardena's stage drama Naribana. Some of her other stage dramas include Hitha Honda Ammandi and Ves Muhunu. Her maiden cinematic appearance came through a feature film Wings Over Ceylon directed by Pagngnasoma Hettiarachchi. Then she acted in a minifilm Keti Kathawa directed by D.B. Nihalsinghe. This film is recorded as the first cinemascope film produced in Sri Lanka.

    After the marriage, Amarasena entered mainstream cinema, where her maiden acting came through in the blockbuster film Golu Hadawatha in 1968. This in turn opened door to enter popular cinema industry. Some of her notable dramatic roles came through the film such as Desa Nisa, Ahasin Polawata, Viragaya and Mahagedara. Apart from dramatic roles, Amarasena also acted many commercial films of many genre, such as Kalyani Ganga and Raththaran Amma, which earned her positive critical responses. In 1993, she was awarded the Sarasaviya award for the film Kulageya. Her maiden teledrama production came through Dath Kekulu Pala. Then she produced three television serials, Ira Bata Taruwa, Hemanthaye Wasanthayak and Hangi Muttham where they made partly in London for England-based Sri Lankan audiences. In 2003, she directed and produced the tele series Peraliya, which was shot in Australia. In 2005, she directed the serial Thusharaye Chaya which was shot in USA. In 2011, she directed the serial Mayura Asapuwa.

     
     
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