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Tissa Liyanasuriya
Produced by Sesha Palihakkara
Written by K.A.W. Perera
Starring Gamini Fonseka
Sobani Amarasinghe
Nilmini de Silva
Joe Abeywickrema
Carl Gunasena
Jeevarani Kurukalasuriya
Tony Ranasinghe
Music by W.D. Amaradeva
Edited by Titus Tottawatte
Distributed by Serendib Productions
Release date
Running time
108 min
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhala

Getawarayo is a 1964 Sri Lankan drama film starring Gamini Fonseka.

The movie won the Best Director and Best Film awards at the 1965 Sarasaviya Film Festival.


A village fisherman Jayasena Fernando (Gamini Fonseka) acquires a job in the city at the company where his friend Semanaris (Joe Abeywickrama) works. As Jaya becomes successful he draws the ire of rich boatsman Lalith Hettiarachchi and the interest of his boss's daughter Surangani (Nilmini De Silva). Jaya gradually forgets about his former girlfriend Karuna (Sobini Amarasinghe) (after a misunderstanding with her brother) and begins vying for Sue's attention. In the end Jaya realizes that Sue doesn't matter to him and that he loves Karuna. He decides to go back home after beating Lalith in a motor boat race. Karuna however has married when Jaya returns and the film ends with him contemplating his future to the strains of Amaradeva's voice.

Tony Ranasinghe plays a newspaper reporter who is sympathetic to Jaya.


The movie was Sesha Palihakkara's second production. Gamini Fonseka was chosen to star in the film as he was becoming a major star at the time. It was first screened on February 26, 1964.


W.D. Amaradeva composed the majority of the movie's music. "Etha Gaw Ganan Durin" was sung by Narada Disasekara with lyrics by Mahagama Sekera and music by Amaradeva. Amaradeva composed and sang "Swarna Vimanaya" with lyrics by Madawela S. Ratnayake.


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