BirthdayApril 5, 1919
BirthplaceColombo, Ceylon

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Lester James Peries

    Full name: Lester James Peries
    Also known as: Lester James Peiris, Lester James Peries, Peries, Lester James
    Professions: Director, Writer, Producer
    Occupation: Film director, Film producer and Screenwriter

  2. Lester James Peries Biography

    Sri Lankabhimanya Lester James Peries (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකාභිමාන්‍ය ලෙස්ටර් ජේම්ස් පීරිස්) (born 5 April 1919) is an internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter, and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1949, Peries has been involved in over 28 films, including shorts and documentaries. He has received critical acclaim for directing Rekava, Gamperaliya, Nidhanaya, Golu Hadawatha, Kaliyugaya, Awaragira and Yuganthaya.Movie Wekande Walauwa starring Ravindra Randeniya and Malini Fonseka was the Sri Lankas first ever submission for the Academy Awards and film also had screenings at many International level film festivals.Peries's films often deal with Sri Lankan family life in rural settings and conflicted characters.

  3. Lester James Peries Family

    Spouse: Sumitra Peries
    Parents: Dr. James Peries, Mrs. Winifred Jayasuriya

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