Panas Haye Rekava by Ajith Galappaththi will be launched on January 29 at the Regal Cinema at 6.30 p.m.
Panas Haye Rekava is a researched publication based on the movie Rekava directed by Dr. Lester James Peris and will be presented to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe at the launch. The event is organized by Tower Hall Foundation.
This publication deals basically with Rekava and its co-relation with 1956, an era when a major cultural and socio-political enrichment could be witnessed. How movies produced earlier than “Rekava” incorporate the above mentioned theme is also carefully dealt in this publication.
An in-depth analysis of the cultural values amalgamated with traditional mindsets during 1956 can be found in this research publication. And how Iconic individuals like K. Gunarathnam, Chiththampalam A. Gardiner, Christopher Peiris, Sunil Shantha, Lional Wendt, Ivon Peiris, Raj Kapoor, S.W.R.D Bandaranaike, Ralph Kern and JR Jayewardene effected the development of Lester James Peris is clearly depicted in Panas Haye Rekava.
Galappaththi, the writer of this publication is a Bachelor’s degree holder from the University of Kelaniya and a diploma holder in relation to the subject of Mass Communication from the University of Colombo. And he is planning to submit this publication for his postgraduate research.
He is also a former member of the Public Performance Board of Sri Lanka, currently working as a board member of the foreign television programme survey board under the Ministry of Media and a board member of the tele-drama evaluation panel of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.
He holds the position of the Head of Sinhala Creative in Geometry Global of the Ogilvy Group.