Kalum Wijesooriya interviews Dr. Somarathna Dissanayaka
මම රාජකුමාරයෙක් නෙමෙයි ගමේ කොල්ලෙක්
An Interviews with DR.SOMARATHNA DISSANAYAKA on Kalum Wijesooriya’s popula You Tube program "Legends with Kalum". Folowing is the link to the interview on his you tube channel. Dr. Somaratna dissanayaka is a renowned Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter and producer who produced many blockbluster films including “SAROJA” , “SOORIYA ARANA”, “SIRI PERAKUM”, “SARIGAMA” and more recently “THE TSUNAMI”
Somaratne Dissanayake studied science subjects in school, and obtained the first degree from LondonUniversity in Medical Radiography. He migrated to Australia in 1978, and while practicing in the medical field, did the post-graduate studies in performing arts, and obtained M.A.degree (performance directing) from Sydney University in 1997.
He obtained the PhD in cinema from the university of arts, Colombo in 2010. He gave up the permanent residency and citizenship in Australia, with the highly lucrative medical profession in view of making films in the motherland, Sri Lanka. All of his films have won many international awards in various world festivals, interestingly, his films are not only artistic successes, but also commercial successes, as he is in a habit of breaking his own box office records every time with a new film.