Donald Jayaratne felicitated with Kentucky Star



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In recognition of 30 years of service to the Sinhala cinema, Director Donald Jayaratne was recently awarded the Kentucky Star 2018 at Morawaka, Matara.


Jayaratne received his education at Kotapola National school. Films 'Pravegaya' and 'Maya' were directed by Jayaratne and he has been the assistant director to most number of Sinhala films. Among the 56 films he had been the assistant director to are 'Dehena', 'Vimukthi', 'One Shot', 'Parliament Jokes', 'Hiripoda Wessa', 'Anjalika', 'Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe', 'Dedunu Akase' and 'Gindara'. Moreover, films such as 'Adara Heenaya', 'Sihina Abhisheka' and 'Sura Lowa' he was assistant director to, will be release in the near future.


Jayaratne has previously been awarded OCIC/SIGNIS and Derana awards. Many titles have been previously conferred on Jayaratne for services rendered to the Sinhala cinema, including Kalashuri, Deshamamaka and Lankaputhra. Jayaratne was presented the Kentucky Star by former President's parliamentary affairs secretary Kumarasiri Hettige.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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