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38th SIGNIS Salutation Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 16 December 2015, by SIGNIS

Colombo, Brussels, December 16th, 2015 (SundayTime.lk/SIGNIS). At the end of November, the 38th SIGNIS Salutation Film and Teledrama awards ceremony was held at the BMICH, under the patronage of veteran film actress, Punya Heendeniya. This ceremony recognizes the talents in Sri Lankan cinema and the tele-drama industry.

Films screened in 2013 and 2014 and Teledramas less than 100 episodes telecast in 2014 were considered for awards in this year’s Salutation Ceremony. Punlya Heendeniya was honoured with the Special SIGNIS Salutation Award, the highest award given by SIGNIS Sri Lanka for a person who has contributed much for the development of media in Sri Lanka.

Five veterans in the fields of theatre, cinema and music; Lucien Bulathsinghala, Anoja Weerasinghe, Bandu Samarasinghe, Hyacinth Wijesinghe and Priya Sooriyasena, received the once in a lifetime award, SIGNIS International Homage.
Ashley Rathnavibhushana was awarded with the Cyril B. Perera Memorial Award for his contribution to the Sri Lankan film literature, while Gamini Weragama received the Leslie Botheju Memorial Award, which has been introduced for the first time for the Best Book of the Year on Media.

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