The Newspaper won the Best Award at the Ceylon International Film Festival in the United States

‘The Newspaper’, produced by Bandula Gunawardena and co-directed by Sarath Kotelawala and Kumara Thirimadura, won the Best Film award at the first Ceylon International Film Festival (CEYLON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) in Santa Barbara, USA. Out of the 07 feature films nominated at home and abroad, 04 films won awards at the awards ceremony and ‘The Newspaper’ won five awards and was the highest-grossing film at the festival.

Long Documentary Film Competition Section

(01). Best Picture: The Newspaper (Produced by Bandula Gunawardena / Sri Lanka)

(02). Second Best Film (Grand Prix / Runnerup): Tsunami (Produced by Renuka Balasuriya / Sri Lanka)

(03). Best Director :: Sarath Kotelawala, Kumara Thirimadura (The Newspaper – Sri Lanka)

(04). Best Screenplay :: Best Jayantha Chandrasiri (Gharasarapa – Sri Lanka)

(05). Best Lead Actor: Sarath Kotelawala (The Newspaper – Sri Lanka)

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