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Award for Sumithra Peries

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Veteran director Sumithra Peries was awarded an Honorary Degree Doctor of Literature “Sahithya Chakrawarthi” for her outstanding contribution towards advancement of the Sri Lankan and international cinema by the Kelaniya University at the 120th Convocation of the University held at the BMICH on Saturday (15).

It was awarded to Peries by the Chief Incumbent of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and Kithsiri Mewan Vihara and Chancellor of the Kelaniya University Aggamahapanditha Most Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkitha Maha Thera. She was awarded this Honorary Doctor of Literature “Sahithya Chakkrawathi” as an appreciation of her commendable service in uplifting the Sri Lankan cinema through a variety of films and for being a pioneer in creating an unique position for Sri Lankan cinema internationally.

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