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Directed by Lester James Peries
Produced by K. Gunaratnam
Written by Lester James Peries
K. A. W. Perera
Benedict Dodampegama
Starring Ananda Jayaratne
Kanthi Gunatunga
Gamini Fonseka
Music by Sunil Santha
Cinematography William Blake
Edited by Titus De Silva
Release dates
Running time
120 minutes
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhala

Sandesaya (Sinhalese language word meaning The Message) is a 1960 film. The film based on the war between the Sri Lankan people and the Portuguese invaders in Sri Lanka. It was directed by Sri Lankan film director Lester James Peries. It was produced by K. Gunaratnam on behalf of the Cinemas Company on the request of Raj Kapoor.[1]


A band of guerrillas led by Bandara (Ananda Jayaratne) lead a resistance against Portuguese invaders. Bandara is in love with Sumana (Kanthi Gunatunga).


Actor Role
Ananda Jayaratne Bandara
Kanthi Gunatunga Sumana
Eddie Jayamanne " "
Gamini Fonseka Deputy
Arthur Van Langenberg Captain
Reg Van Culenberg " "
Iranganie Serasinghe Female spy


The music in the film was composed by Sunil Santha, a pioneer in Sinhala music, and the lyrics were composed by Arisen Ahubudu.[2]


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