Dhamma Jagoda

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Dhamma Jagoda
Dhamma Jagoda.jpg
Born(1941-01-28)January 28, 1941
DiedFebruary 4, 1988(1988-02-04) (aged 47)
Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital, Colombo
NationalitySri Lankan
Other namesDharmapala Kalahe Jagoda
EducationMahinda College Galle
OccupationFilm ,Television and Stage director, Actor, Teacher
Spouse(s)Sunethra Sarachchandra, Manel Jagoda
ChildrenNipunika, Ranga, Dharshana,
& Dinindu

Dhamma Jagoda (28 January 1941 – 4 February 1988) was the first Head of the Drama Unit at the National Television channel Rupavahini Corporation in Sri Lanka.[1] He was a pioneer theater and television play director and actor in Sri Lanka. He inaugurated the first theatre school (the Lionel Wendt Kala Kendra Ranga Shilpa Shalika) at Lionel Wendt Art Centre, Colombo 7,[2] in the 1970s and it was the foundation for many artists who have emerged in Sri Lanka in recent years.[3][4] Dhamma Jagoda was educated at Mahinda College, Galle.[5]

Directed Play[edit]

  • 1963 Vesmuhunu
  • 1971 Malavun Nagiti[6]
  • Kora saha Andaya (The Lame and the Blind) script Dharmasena Pathiraja[7] Produced by Dhamma Jagoda[8]
  • Moscow GiniGani
  • Sakala Jana[9]
  • Hotabariyudde[10]
  • Kuriru Ranga( Play of cruelty)[11]
  • Parasthawa and Porisadaya[8]

Directed Television Play[edit]

  • Palingu Menike
  • Mihikathage Daruvo
  • Dimuthu muthu

Performed Play[edit]

  • 1963 Kuveni[12]
  • 1968 E. M. Forster’s A Passage To India:[13]
  • 1976 Nattukkari[14]
  • Punchi Palingurena
  • Maname
  • Kelani Palama
  • Muhudu Puttu
  • Kontara[15]

Performed Film[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 1963 Best Actor- role of 'Kawlavsky' for "Ves Muhunu"[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-02-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "The entrances and exit of Dhamma Jagoda". sundayobserver.lk. 2003. Archived from the original on 2004-01-12. Retrieved 2003-12-07.
  3. ^ "Eye - Features".
  4. ^ "THIDORA - Theatre Institute of Disability Oriented Research and Advocacy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
  5. ^ Earnest and wise Mahindians, The Nation
  6. ^ "Instilling life to theatre". dailynews. 2009. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  7. ^ "One League of Social Consciousness-Dharmasena Pathiraja Speaks". dailynews. 2001. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2001.
  8. ^ a b "Dhamma Jagoda's insight into life through drama". dailynews. 2002. Archived from the original on 24 June 2003. Retrieved 6 February 2002.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2009-02-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ http://www.island.lk/2009/01/05/L1.pdf
  11. ^ Sri Lanka's development since independence. Nova Publishers by W. D. Lakshman. 2000.
  12. ^ "Manel's debut on stage with Kuveni". dailynews.lk. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2006-01-18.
  13. ^ "A passage from India to Ceylon". sundaytimes.lk. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  14. ^ "Some Comments on Namel Weeramuni's revival of Nattukkari". island.lk. 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  15. ^ a b c "Dinidu spreads his wings". dailynews.lk. 2003. Archived from the original on 2004-01-13. Retrieved 2003-12-31.
  16. ^ "We form 'Nalu Kela' - 'The Actors'". dailynews.lk. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2006-10-25.

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