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director , Producer

Sugathapala Senarath Yapa, Sri Lankan producer, director. Named Kalasuri Grade I National award by His Excellency the President, 1990. Secretary, treasurer Kalapela Cultural Society, 1963-1968; vice president Government Clerical Service, 1968-1974, president Art Circle, 1968-1974; president Government Film Unit, Welfare Association, Sri Lanka, 1977-1982; general secretary Janamaddiya Shilpeenge Sangamaya, since 1982.

Background

Yapa, Sugathapala Senarath was born on November 12, 1935 in Eraluwa, Sri Lanka. Son of David Senarath and Pallewattakoralage Biatrice Yapa.

Career

General clerical service grade III, Department Labour, Colombo, 1959-1963; general clerical service grade II, Department Labour, Colombo, 1963-1975; film director, Government Film Unit, Colombo, 1975-1982, 84-89; producer documentary, Government Film Unit, Colombo, 1989-1990; consultant television production, Selacine television Institute, Colombo, 1982-1984; deputy director television news, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Colombo, 1990-1991; retired, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Colombo, 1990.

Membership

Secretary, treasurer Kalapela Cultural Society, 1963-1968. Vice president Government Clerical Service, 1968-1974, president Art Circle, 1968-1974. President Government Film Unit, Welfare Association, Sri Lanka, 1977-1982.

General secretary Janamaddiya Shilpeenge Sangamaya, since 1982.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: acting and script writing, radio artist, lecturing, writing.

Connections

Married Edippuliarachchige Dona Violet Somalatha, March 13, 1967. Children: Muditha Dharshana, Subhani Ganga.

father:
David Senarath

mother:
Pallewattakoralage Biatrice Yapa

spouse:
Edippuliarachchige Dona Violet Somalatha

children:
Subhani Ganga Yapa

Muditha Dharshana Yapa