Gamini Weragama


Gamini Weragama is a leading Sri Lankan film critique, prolific writer and author of several scholarly books on cinema such as “Deshieeya Cinema Vansaya Part 01”. “Deshieeya Cinema Vansaya was the first cinema book to win National Literary award and the SIGNIS award. Wergama obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Peradeniya in 1971. He is a visiting lecturer on Cinema at several universities such as University of Peradiniya, University of Kelaniya, University of Colombo and University of Visual and Performing and Arts. He served as the General Manager of National Film Corporation between 1996 to 1999.Weragama also served as a member of the public performance board from 1994 – 2001 and 2005 – 2009. He was the deputy editor of Sinhala Encyclopedia from 1978 - 2011 . He participated numerous Film Awards Juries in Sri Lanka as a member of Juries and the president of the juries. He has won several national awards including “Ranapala Bodhinagoda Memorial Award” and “Siril B Perera Memorial SIGNIS Award” for his immense contribution to Film literature in Sri Lanka.