Sumathi Films (Private) Limited

The company, originally a partnership known as Sandya Films was renamed as Sumathi Films and subsequently incorporated as Sumathi Films (Pvt) Ltd in 2006, has been in the forefront of the film industry for over 04 decades and achieved outstanding distinction for its award winning cinematic productions

Our founder's passion for arts, urged him to enter the field of film production in 1974, with the film titled "Unnath Dahai - Malath Dahai" (I Will Win - Come What May) which was an impressive box office success, studded with a galaxy of top notch stars of the day

The second production "Ahasin Polowata" (White Flowers of the Dead) directed by Dr. Lester James Peiris which won unprecedented awards, was adjudged the most outstanding film from a third world country at the 3rd International Film Festival in Cariro in 1978. It was also selected for the Akhethon Award, reserved for the highest creative feats in art in Egypt. Other awards won, include 07 Presidential awards and 05 OCIC awards.

"Ganga Addara" (River Banks) directed by Mrs Sumithira Peiris, was jointly produced by late U W Sumathipala and his Wife Dr (Mrs) Milina Sumathipala, was the biggest box office hit of the '80s. The film won a total of 21 "Janadhipathi" & "Sarasavi" National awards when it was first released in 1980. It was the winner of the highest number of awards that year, including OCIC Merit Awards. "Ganga Addara" is considered a milestone in Sinhala cinema as it has a string of "firsts" to its credit

"Duwata Mawak Misa" (Mother Alone) directed by Mrs Sumithira Peiris, and produced by Dr (Mrs) Milina Sumathipala won 07 Presidential awards in 1998 and 02 OCIC awards. By popular request, this film was screened on our national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines in their June/July 2011 cycle

"Uppalawanna" a modern Theri Gatha directed by Prof Sunil Ariyaratne and produced by Dr (Mrs) Milina Sumathipala in2007 won 04 sarasavi awards and 04 Signis awards. By popular request, this film was screened at the International Buddhist Film Festival in London in May 2009, and at the 2nd Asian Buddhist Film Festival in Singapore in May 2011 where it was cited as "an excellent film, demonstrating the demands of nun hood in Sri Lanka and the dilemma the young nun faces when having to react to an injured murderer, revealing much about the practices of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and is a moving human story"

The film UPPALAVANNA was also selected by the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka for screening on the sidelines of the 17th SAARC Summit in November 2011 in the Republic of Maldives which was attended by H E President Mahinda Rajapakse and heads of government of the other SAARC member nations

"Sumathi Court",
491, Galle Road, Colombo 3.
Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 11 250 8266-70
Fax: +94 11 259 7332