May 21, 2018

Damith Fonseka proposed as Film Corp. chairman Featured

A group of actors and actresses is going to write to the president, asking that Damith Fonseka, son of the late Gamini Fonseka, be appointed chairman of the State Film Corporation, say film industry sources.

His name has already been proposed to the position by Ravindra Randeniya and Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne.

Damith Fonseka, who studied film preservation as a subject in India, is considered to be a person who is capable of understanding issues in the industry.

He is also a member of the committee appointed by the president and headed by Prof. Sarath Weerasuriya to recommend measures for the upliftment of Sinhala cinema.

Meanwhile, a fake letter claimed to have been presented by retired artistes has proposed to the president, prime minister and the subject minister to reappoint the former chairman to head the NFC.

A film director has faked the letter by affixing the attendance register pages for a ceremony at the NFC recently to mark the increase in the allowance for retired artistes.

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