List of Sri Lankan films of the 1940s

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Films produced in Sri Lanka in the 1940s.

1947[edit]

Title Credits Cast Notes
1947
Kadawunu Poronduwa Dir Jyotish Sinha, Pro S M Nayagam (for Chitrakala Movietone), Pho Prabhakar, Edit Parker Sali, Music R Narayana Iyer, Lyrics K Hugo Fernando, Playback Rukmani Devi, Eddie Jayamanne, Gemini Kantha, Minerva Group Rukmani Devi, B. A. W. Jayamanne, Peter Peiris, Miriam Jayamanne, Hugo Fernando, Stanley Mallawarachchi, Eddie Jayamanne, Gemini Kantha, Timothius Perera, J B Perera, Rupa Devi First Sri Lankan Movie to be made in Sinhala language. First shown on January 21, 1947 @ Kingsley - Kotahena
Songs Sri Jaya Vijaya, Prema Daya, Lapati Rupey, Sandhyawe Sriya, Isissara Wela, Paapey Shapeydo, Mage Saka Bambare, Thakkita Tharikita, Sundari Rupa, Jeevithaye Saame, Yaami Indiya, Lokaye Mage
Asokamala Co-Dir T.R.Gopu, Shanthi Kumar Seneviratne, Pro Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Pho M Masthan, Edit T R Gopu, Music Mohamed Ghouse, Lyrics D T Fernando, Playback Mohideen Baig, W D Albert Perera, Bhagyarathi Shanthi Kumar Senevirathna, Emalin Dibulana, Michael Sannasliyanage, Herby Seneviratne, Don Edward, Austin Abeysekera, Michael Rodrigo Released April 09, 1947 @ Regal - Colombo
Songs Bhavey Bheeta, Preethi Preethi, Ho Preme Babaley, Shantha Me Raathriye, Aaley Mage, Eyi Kale Yamek, Jaley Mey Den, Nayana Weni, Aaloke Deyi, Sadavu Jayasri

1948[edit]

Title Credits Cast Notes
1948
Kapati Arakshakaya Dir Jyotish Sinha, K.Subramaniam, Pro Ceylon Theatres, Music C N Paandurangan, Lyrics P L J Nandanakeerthi, Playback Rukmani Devi, Gemini Kantha, Eddie Jayamanne, Christy De Mel Christy De Mel, Rukmani Devi, Eddie Jayamanne,Bertram Fernando, Herby Seneviratne, B A W Jayamanne, Gemini Kantha Released on February 23, 1948,@ Elphinstone - Maradana
Songs Duka Sepa, Ambarey Thambapehe, Sreeya Dena, Duka Dey, Supinage Roopey, Maha Muhudey, Babalana Numbagey, Soda Nodaa, Paapey Saadanaa, Udaya Negita, Parana Kaaley, Sudhawala Sundara
Divya Premaya Dir N.P. Javeri, Pro Shanmuga Films, Pho P Ramalingam, M Mullah, Edit N P Javeri, Music H R Padmanabha Shastri Luman Rajapaksha, Srimathi Karunadevi, Robert Perera, Simon Silva, Peter Siriwardene Released on May 22, 1948, @ Talkies - Ginthupitiya.
Veradunu Kurumanama Dir Jyotish Sinha, Pro Ceylon Theatres, Music C N Paandurangan, B S Perera Lyrics P L J Nandanakeerthi, Playback Rukmani Devi, Gemini Kantha, Eddie Jayamanne, Christy De Mel, Lalitha Kumari B. A. W. Jayamanne, Rukmani Devi, Lalitha Kumari, Gemini Kantha, Herby Seneviratne, Eddie Jayamanne, Bertram Fernando, B S Perera, Letitia Dabare Released on December 03, 1948,@ Elphinstone - Maradana
Songs Vyadhiyaki Melokey, Sitha Piruna, Kalu Dodol, Devlova Deviyaney, Sendevey, Magey Aadara, Paayana Sandavata, Shanthave Premey, Galaa Kandeni, Namo Mariyani, Moranava Premey, Meraya Meraya

1949[edit]

Title Credits Cast Notes
1949
Amma Dir Sirisena Wimalaweera, Pro Navajeevana Movietone, Mu C. N. Pandurangan D.R. Nanayakkara(Saranapala), Pearl Vasudevi (Neela), Eddie Junior (Lokuthilaka), S H Jothipala (Samson), N R Dias (Juvanis) Released on August 19, 1949 @ Central (Maradana) through Ceylon Entertainments circuit (their first Sinhala release)
Peralena Iranama Dir: Jyotish Sinha; Story, Dialogue, Screenplay: B A W Jayamanne; Music B S Perera Eddie Jayamanne, Rukmani Devi(Suneetha), introducing Aruna Shanthi (Upali), Mark Samaranayake (Sunil), introducing Mabel Blythe Released on October 20, 1949 at Elphinstone (Maradana) through Ceylon Theatres circuit

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