The Grand Finale and Award ceremony of the ‘Short Drama Competition’, organized by Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC) in collaboration with the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) was successfully held on May 26, 2015 at the Tower Hall Maradana. Many recognized drama artistes, celebrities, members representing various governmental and non-governmental organizations were presented at the occasion.
Suresh Madhushan’s Wash Room drama won the first place in Sinhala medium drama category. Probodha Budhdhipriya’s High Jump and Neranjan Chandradhithya’s Honeymoon dramas won the second and third places respectively.
Aanantharaj Pattathu drama won the first place in the Tamil medium drama category and Premapriya’s Kumiligal drama won the second place. Reginold’s Paathyil drama won the third place. The winners in Tamil and Sinhala mediums were awarded Rs. 75,000 each. The first and second runners up received Rs.50, 000 and Rs. 25,000 respectively.
Probodha Budhdhipriya won the best actor award in the Sinhala medium drama category for his role in High Jump drama, and Manoja Fernando won the best actress award for her role in Honeymoon drama. Suresh Madhushan of Wash Room drama received the award for the best director and Probodha Budhdhipriya of Wash Room drama received the awards for best music and Suresh Madhushan of Wash Room drama won the award for best script writer.
Vishnu Aanandan won the Best Actor award in the Tamil medium drama category for his role in Pattaththu Pasadesi drama and Shridharan Sageetha won the best actress award for her performance in Pattaththu Pasadesi drama. Best Director Award was presented to Ponnaiya Surendiran for the drama Pattaththu Pasadesi and Aravindan Senduran of Kumiligal drama received the award for best music. Premapriya Sathgunalingam received the award for best script writer for the drama Kumiligal.
All the individual performers were given cash prizes and valuable certificates. The ADIC and NYSC are all geared up to conduct the ‘3rd Short Drama Competition’ in 2015 as we have received immense support and motivation in terms of positive comments and feed backs from guests, stage drama expertise and participants.