To add to the unprecedented increase in Chennai's love for
international films, it is the Sri Lankan film festival this
The 5 day long festival, which is the result of the collective
effort by the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai,
National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka and the Madras Film Society,
was inaugurated at the South Indian Film Chamber Theatre on Friday
The fest was inaugurated by Radhika Sarathkumar, managing
director, Raadan Media Works. "I have a very strong bond with Sri
Lanka. I was there as a child and I try to get in some Sri Lankan
element in any venture I take up. It is a beautiful country with
warm-hearted people," she said.
Expressing her love for Sri Lankan cinema, she said, "There is a
great passion of art and beauty in Sri Lankan cinema. In fact,
Raadan Media Works, in collaboration with Maharaja Media Works in
Sri Lanka, has made a lot of films and tele-films together."
The other dignitaries were Asoka Serasinghe, Chairman, National
Film Corporation Sri Lanka, Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, industrialist,
Saman Weeraman, General Manager, National Film Corporation, Sri
Lanka and Channa Perera, Sri Lankan actor and director.