Prasanna Vithanage

Prasanna Vithanage (born in 1962) is one of Sri Lanka's most notable filmmakers. His films have won many awards, both local and international.

His 7th and most recent film "Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka" (With You,Without You - Tamil title = Piragu) had its world premier in the World Greats section at 39th Montreal International Film Festival. Also written by Prasanna "Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka" (With You, Without You) is adapted from a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (A Gentle Creature a.k.a. Meek One)and set in post war Sri Lanka.

His previous film Akasa Kusum (Flowers of the Sky) ran for a record 77 days across 24 screens in Sri Lanka. "Aagaya Pookkal" the Tamil dubbed version of the movie "Akasa Kusum" was screened in Jaffna on 1 April 2011. It was the only movie premier of a Sinhala film director to have been held in Jaffna during the past 30 years.

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