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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

A local Investment investment company enters film making venture

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 19 December, ( A local Investment company - ABC Investments, has now entered film making business and plans to continue their film making for local and international theatres.Chandran RatnumChandran Ratnum

ABC Films PVT Ltd headed by Mr.John Shiran Dissanayaka says their first film is The Road From Elephant Pass authored by late Nihal de Silva , who won the state literary award for the best novel of 2003 and the Gratian Prize for 2003.

The company decided to invest Rs.24 million for this film and a veteran film producer Mr.Chandran Ratnum who is also the joint Managing Director at the ABC Films PVT Ltd will direct the film.

The Muhurath Ulela of the film was held recently at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo with large participation such as film artists , Directors, producers and media.

“This film will shoot in Sri Lanka and the company plans to complete the production in August next year, said Mr. Ratnum.

“I read Nihal’s The Road From Elephant Pass .Before I completed the novel I had decided that I must make a motion picture of the book, said Ratnum .

Responding to media he said that he wrote the film script and Nihal de Silva made his suggestions and corrections.

The ABC decided to film the film in the North Western province and plans to go international when it will complete.

According to the Chairman of the National Film Corporation Asoka Serasingha , a number of foreign film makers and investors have shown their willingness to film their films in Sri Lanka.

“Some investors have signed agreements with local film makers to shoot their films here, he said.

However some film critics say that local film industry faces a verge of collapse due to the prevailing economic and war situation of the country.

- Asian Tribune -

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