List of Sri Lankan films of the 1970s

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Films produced in Sri Lanka in the 1970s.

1970[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
Lakseta Kodiya Shesha Palihakkara Released on January 29, 1970
Sumudu Bharya Cyril P. Abeyratne Released on February 4, 1970
Den Mathakada Neil Rupasinghe Malini Fonseka, Ananda Jayarathna, Senadheera Rupasinghe, Domi Jayawardhana, Hugo Fernando, Anthony C. Perera, H.D. Kulathunga, Bandu Munasinghe, Sumana Amarasinghe, Udula Dabare, Rita Rathnayaka Released on 17.03.1970
Akkara Paha Lester James Peiris Released on 03.05.1970
Aathma Pooja M. Masthan Released on 18.05.1970
Thewatha Titus Thotawatta Released on 16.06.1970
Geetha Joe Dew Ananda Released on 15.07.1970
Penawa Neda K.A.W. Perera Released on 07.08.1970
Sidadiyen Hayak Shanthi Abesekara Released on 26.08.1970
Priyanga Amaranath Jayathilake Released on 20.09.1970
Ohoma Hondada J. Selvarathnam Released on 11.10.1970
Thun Man Handiya Mahagama Sekera Joe Abewikrama Released on 24.10.1970
Nim Walalla Ranjith Lal Released on 18.11.1970
Wesgaththo Wasantha Obesekara Released on 10.12.1970
Suli Sulan Anton Fernando Released on 24.12.1970

1971[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1971
Poojithayo W.A.B. de Silva Released on 14.01.1971
Dewena Pipasaya Timothy Weerarathne Robin Fernando Released on 11.02.1971
Kalana Mithuro Kingsley Rajapaksa Released on 03.03.1971
Ran Onchilla Dharma Sri Kaldera Released on 14.03.1971
Kathuru Muwath K.A.W. Perera Released on 20.06.1971
Hathara Denama Soorayo Neel Rupasinghe Gamini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Sriyani Amarasena, Senadheera Rupasinghe, Anthony C. Perera Released on 20.07.1971
Abhirahasa Lenin Morayas Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Swarna Kahawita, Sampath C. Nandalochana Released on 04.08.1971
Kesara Sinhayo Roland Amarasinghe Released on 28.08.1971
Seeye Nottuwa K.A.W. Perera Released on 17.09.1971
Bindunu Hadawath Louie Wendastran Released on 22.10.1971
Welikathara D.B. Nihalsinghe Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abewikrama Released on 27.10.1971
Samanala Kumariyo Wimaladasa Perera Released on 20.11.1971
Haralaksaya Titus Thotawatte Robin Fernando, Piyadasa Gunasekara Crime Released on 17.12.1971
Ma Hene Reeriyaka Kithsiri Nihal Jayasinghe Released on 22.12.1971

1972[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1972
Nidhanaya Lester James Peiris Gamini Fonseka, Malini Fonseka Released on 3 February 1972
Sahanaya J. Selvarathnam Gamini Fonseka, Malini Fonseka Released on 1 March 1972
Wehi Lihini Chandra S. Perera Susila Jayanthi, Viny Released on 15 March 1972
Sithijaya Sarathchandra Herath Released on 29 March 1972
Edath Sooraya Adath Sooraya Lenin Morayas Gamini Fonseka, Malini Fonseka, Sonya Disa Released on 7 April 1972
Sujeewa Joe Dew Anand Released on December April 1972
Singapore Chali Domee Jayawardhana Sandhya Kumari Released on 19 May 1972
Ada Mehemai Robin Thampo Released on 22 May 1972
Atheethayen Kathawak R.B. Adhikari Released on 15 June 1972
Hithaka Pipunu Mal S. Ramanadan Released on 16 June 1972
Hathara Wate L.M. Perera Released on 22 June 1972
Weeduru Gewal Daya Wimalaweera Released on 14 July 1972
Lokuma Hinawa K.A.W. Perera D.R. Nanayakkara, Oswald Jayasinghe Released on 28 July 1972
Me Dasa Kumatada Timothy Weerarathne Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Malini Fonseka, Sumana Amarasinghe, Roy De Silva Released on 2 September 1972
Sihina Lowak Cyril Wickramage Released on 8 September 1972
Ihatha Athmaya K.A.W. Perera Released on 5 October 1972
Aadare Hithenawa Dekkama Neel Rupasinghe Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Gamani Fonseka Music Released on 3 November 1972
Miringuwa Amarasena Kumarasinghe Released on 17 November 1972
Wanaraja Willey Blake Basil de Seram Released on 21 December 1972

1973[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1973
Mathara Aachchi Sathischandra Edirisinghe Sathischandra Edirisinghe, Swarna Mallawaarachchi Released on November January 1973 (playback singer Sunil Edirisinghe's debut song "Sandakada Pahanaka")
Aparadhaya Saha Danduwama K.A.W. Perera Oswald Jayasinghe, Sriyani Amarasena Released on 26 January 1973
Suhada Pethuma Kingsley Rajapaksa Thissa WijesurendraMalini Fonseka, Rukmani Devi, Ashoka Ponnamperuma, Released on 23 February 1973
Thushara Yasapalitha Nanayakkara Malini Fonseka, Sonya Disa, Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Joe Abewickrama Released on 9 March 1973
Sadahatama Oba Mage Milton Jayawardana Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Malani Fonseka, Milton Jayawardana Released on November May 1973
Hathdinnath Tharu Pathiraja L.S. Dayananda Released on 22 June 1973
Gopalu Handa K. Wenkat Released on 4 July 1973
Hondama Welawa Lenin Morayas Released on 3 August 1973
Sinawai Inawai Kingsley Rajapaksa Malini Fonseka, Thissa Wijesurendra, Sumana Amarasinghe Released on 15 September 1973
Sunethra Joe Dew Anand Released on December October 1973
Hondai Narakai Lenin Morayas Released on 24 October 1973
Dahakin Ekak Meril Albert Released on 14 December 1973
Hondata Hondai J. Selvarathnam Released on 21 December 1973

1974[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1974
Ahas Gauwa Dharmasena Pathiraja Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Amarasiri Kalansooriya, Malini Fonseka Released on 24 January 1974
Duleeka K.A.W. Perera Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Biula Dias Released on 25 February 1974
Dinum Kanuwa Ranjith Perera Tony Ranasinghe, Maagie Maiththrinayake Released on 5 March 1974
Kasturi Suwanda Sena Samarasinghe Gamini Fonseka, Malani Fonseka, Lionel Deraniyagala, Freddie Silva, Bandu Samarasinghe Released on 8 March 1974
Damarikayo Anderson Algama Shane Gunaratne Released on 3 April 1974
Sheela Joe Suganda,J. Wenkat Tony Ranasinghe, Jeewarani Kurukulasooriya Released on 5 April 1974
Sureka Robin Thampo Thissa Wijesurendra, Jenita Samaraweera Released on 26 April 1974
Hadawath Neththo Subayar Makin Robin Fernando Released on 26 April 1974
Sihasuna Titus Thotawaththa Robin Fernando, Sriyani Amarasena Released on 31 May 1974
Kalyani Gangaa Dharma Sri Kaldera Joe Abeywickrama, Sriyani Amarasena Released on 26 June 1974
Shanthi W. Wilfred Silva Oswald Jayasinghe, Nita Fernando, H.R. Jothipala, Sriyani Amarasena Released on 5 July 1974
Onna Babo Billo Enawa Lenin Morayas Gamini Fonseka, Swarna Kahawita, Piyadasa Wijekoon Released on 17 July 1974
Sussie Cyril P. Abeyratne Malini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Eddie Jayamanne Released on 19 August 1974
Sagarika Titus Thotawaththa Released on 6 September 1974
Duppathage Hithawatha S.V. Chandran Baptis Fernando, Neeta Fernando Released on 2 October 1974
Lasanda K.A.W. Perera Oswald Jayasinghe, Neeta Fernando, Dommie Jayawardana, Freddie Silva Released on 11 October 1974
Sahayata Danny Yasapalitha Nanayakkara Alexander Fernando, Soniya Dissanayake Released on 25 October 1974
Senakeliya Wimaladasa Perera, Herbert Ranjith Peiris Gamini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumarathunga, Malani Fonseka, Fareena Lai Released on 15 November 1974
Vasthuwa Siri Kularathne Oswald Jayasinghe, Volley Nanayakkara Released on 30 November 1974
Mehema Harida Abdeen Fausy Released on 18 December 1974
Jeevana Gangaa Dayananda Rodrigo Released on 20 December 1974
Rodee Gama B.S. Perera Oswald Jayasinghe, B.S. Perera Released on 20 December 1974

1975[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1975
Eya Den Loku Lamayek Dharmasena Pathiraja Vijaya Kumaranathunga, Malini Fonseka Entered into the 9th Moscow International Film Festival
Hitha Honda Minihek M.V. Balan Gamini Fonseka, Tony Ranasinghe, Sonya Disa Released on 14 January 1975
Es Idiripita Deepasiri Perera Released on 24 January 1975
Obai Mamai Joe Dew Anand Released on 14 February 1975
Pem Kurullo Louie Wendastran Released on 21 February 1975
Kaliyuga Kale T. Arjuna Tony Ranasinghe Released on 7 March 1975
Raththaran Amma Dharma Sri Kaldera Gamini Fonseka, Sriyani Amarasena Released on 21 March 1975
Tharanga Wimal Waidyasekera Ravindra Randeniya, Manel Vanaguru Released on 4 April 1975
Aawa Soya Aadare Lenin Morayas Gamini Fonseka, Malani Fonseka, Piyadasa Wijeekoon Released on 12 April 1975
Kohoma Kiyannada Godvin Shanthi Released on 21 May 1975
Cyril Malli Joe Michel Gamini Fonseka, Swarna Kahawita, Baptis Fernando, Joe Michael, BS Perera Released on 23 May 1975
Mage Nangi Shyama M.S. Anandan Shyama Ananda, Roy De Silva, HR Jothilapa Released on 14 June 1975
Lassana Kella Neel Rupasinghe Geetha Kumarasinghe, Tissa Wijesurendra, Anthony C Perera Released on 20 June 1975
Amaraneeya Aadare Dayananda Jayawardane Piyaratne M Senerath, Somi Ratnayake Released on 1 July 1975
Kokilayo Tissa Hewavitharana Released on 17 July 1975
Giju Lihiniyo Roland Amarasinghe Released on 26 July 1975
Sooraya Soorayamai Lenin Morayas Gamini Fonseka, Malani Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Swarna Kahawita Released on 1 August 1975
Ranwan Reka M.D.M. Daas Released on 7 August 1975
Rajagedara Paraviyo W.A.B.de Silva, Sathischandra Edirisinghe Gamini Fonseka, Neeta Fernando Released on 22 August 1975
Jeewana Geethaya I.P. Sena Released on 29 August 1975
Damayanthi Ranjith Peiris Rex Koddipili, Geetha Kumarasinghe, Oswald Jayasinghe, HR Jothipala Released on 11 September 1975
Sikuru Liya H.D. Premarathne Joe Abewikrama, Suvineetha Kongahage, Vijaya Kumaranathunga Released on 27 September 1975
Lassana Dawasak Nimal Silva Sriyani Amarasena, Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Rex Kodippili Released on 3 October 1975
Sadhana S. Ramanadan Tissa Wijesurendra, Malani Fonseka Released on 17 October 1975
Hadawathaka Wasanthaya Sumanadasa Weerakkodi Released on 31 October 1975
Kalu Diya Dahara Manik Sandarasagara Mano Brekanrij, Indira Johnclas, Ravindra Randeniya Released on 28 November 1975
Sangeetha Timothy Weerarathne Malini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaranatunga Released on 28 November 1975
Desa Nisa Lester James Peiris Sriyani Amarasena, Joe Abewikrama, Ravindra Randeniya Released on 26 December 1975.

Ravindra Randeniya's debut as an actor.

1976[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1976
Pradeepe Ma Wewa Yasapalitha Nanayakkara Released on 2 January 1976
Nayana H.E. Jayasinghe Malini Fonseka, Gamini Fonseka Released on 9 January 1976
Thilaka ha Thilaka Amaranath Jayathilaka Karunarathna Hangawaththa Released on 20 February 1976
Kauda Raja J. Selvarathnam, J. Rasarathnam Released on 27 February 1976
Wasana K.A.W. Perera Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Geetha Kumarasinghe Released on 26 March 1976
Madol Doowa Lester James Peiris Ajith Jinadasa Released on 2 April 1976
Walmath Uuwo Wasantha Obesekara Released on 2 April 1976
Ganga (1976 film) Pathiraja L.S. Dayananda, C.T.Perera Released on 2 April 1976
Harima Badu Thunak Ananda Hewage Released on 30 April 1976
Kolamba Sanniya Manik Sandarasagara Geetha Kumarasinghe, Joe Abewikrama Released on 7 May 1976
Diyamanthi Wasantha Obesekara Malini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumarathunga Released on 28 May 1976
Wanarayo Sarathchandra Herath Released on 18 June 1976
Duhulu Malak Wijaya Dharma Sri Nita Fernando, Tony Ranasinghe, Ravindra Randeniya Released on 25 June 1976
Loka Horu Tissa Abesekara Released on 25 June 1976
Haratha Hathara M.S. Kumar Released on 2 July 1976
Aasha S.G. Samarasinghe Released on 16 July 1976
Unnatha Dahai Malath Dahai Lenin Morayas Released on 23 July 1976
Hariyata Hari William Olahms Released on 30 July 1976
Hulawali W.A.B. de Silva Gamini Fonseka, Tony Ranasinghe Released on 26 August 1976
Onna Mame Kella Panapi Lenin Morayas Released on 3 September 1976
Saradiyelge Putha Neel Rupasinghe Malini Fonseka, Alexander Fernando, Tony Ranasinghe, Rukmani Devi Released on 10 September 1976
Deiyange Theenduwa W.M.S. Thampo Released on 24 September 1976
Mangala Titus Thotawatte Released on 15 October 1976
Nilla Soya Sena Samarasinghe Gamini Fonseka, Manel Vanaguru, Fareena Lai Released on 12 November 1976
Aadarei Man Aadarei Lenin Morayas Released on 19 November 1976
Nedeyo K.A.W. Perera Thissa Wijesurendra, Vijaya Nandasiri, Sonya Disa Released on 26 November 1976
Ran Thilaka Wilfred Silva Released on 10 December 1976

1977[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1977
Neela Joe Suganda Released on 21 January 1977
Sakunthala William Holams Released on 28 January 1977
Sudu Pareviyo Kingsley Rajapaksha Released on 18 February 1977
Hithuwakkarayo Joshep Francis Lane Released on 25 February 1977
Sri Madara Sathischandra Edirisinghe Released on 18 March 1977
Hariyanakota Ohoma Thamai Gamini Hewavitharana Released on 25 March 1977
Hithuwoth Hithuwamai Lenin Morayas Vijaya Kumaranathunga Released on 6 April 1977
Niluka K. Wenkat Released on 12 April 1977
Pembara Madhu Sugathapala Senarath Yapa Vijaya Kumaranathunga Released on 22 April 1977
Deviyani Oba Kohida Aruna Shanthi Released on 20 May 1977
Chin Chin Nona J. Selvarathnam Released on 24 June 1977
Honda Hitha D. Mariyadasan Released on 1 July 1977
Yali Ipade M.P. Gemunu Released on 8 July 1977
Suja Cyril P. Abeyratne Released on 30 July 1977
Sikura Dasawa Siri Kularathne Released on 12 August 1977
Chandi Putha Released on 19 August 1977
Siripala Ha Ranmenika Amaranath Jayathilaka Malini Fonseka, Ravindra Randeniya Released on 16 September 1977
Ege Aadara Kathawa Yasapalitha Nanayakkara Released on 23 September 1977
Maruwa Samaga Waase Titus Thotawatte Vijaya Kumaranathunga, Geetha Kumarasinghe, Titus Thotawatte Released on 30 September 1977
Tom Pachaya Roy de Silva, Stanley Perera Roy de Silva, Fredy Silva Released on 11 November 1977
Niwena Ginna Amaranath Jayathilaka Released on 18 November 1977
Yakadaya Neel Rupasinghe Gamini Fonseka, Ravindra Randeniya Released on 9 December 1977
Wanagatha Kella Henry Chandrawansa Released on 16 December 1977

1978[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1978
Sithaka Suwanda S.V. Chandran Released on 14 January 1978
Chandi Shyama M.S. Anandan Shyama Ananda Released on 20 January 1978
Janaka Saha Manju K.A.W. Perera Gothami Pathiraja, Jayanthadas Perera Released on 27 January 1978.

Gothami Pathiraja's debut as an actor

Mage Ran Putha M.V. Balan Released on 17 February 1978
Wishmaya J.K. Charles Perera Vijaya Kumaranathunga Released on 1 March 1978
Gehenu Lamai Sumithra Peiris Vijaya Kumarathunga, Wasanthi Chathurani, Ajith Jinadasa, Shyama Anandan Released on 17 March 1978

Wasanthi Chathurani's debut as an actor

Madhuwanthi Milton Jayawardana Released on 7 April 1978
Siripathula K. Wenkat Released on 14 April 1978
Aasha Desin Sena Samarasinghe Gamini Fonseka, Sriyani Amarasena Released on 28 April 1978
Hitha Mithura Lenin Morayas Released on 19 May 1978
Selinage Walauwa Pathiraja L.S. Dayananda Vijaya Kumaranathunga Released on 9 June 1978
Sara T. Arjuna Released on 22 June 1978
Kundalakesi Wimalanath Disanayaka Vijaya kumarathunga, Malani Fonseka Released on 21 July 1978
Tikira Shirley P. Wijerathne Baptist Fernando Released on 4 August 1978
Weera Puran Appu Lester James Peiris Ravindra Randeniya, Joe Abewikrama Released on 8 August 1978
Bambaru Ewith Dharmasena Pathiraja Vijaya kumarathunga, Malani Fonseka, Joe Abewikrama Released on 11 August 1978
Sally Cyril P. Abeyratne Released on 25 August 1978
Apsara J. Selwarathnam Released on 1 September 1978
Deepanjali Dharma Sri Kaldera Released on 6 October 1978
Apeksha H. D. Premaratne Amrasiri Kalansuriya, Malani Fonseka, Robin Fernando, Geetha Kumarasinghe Released on 3 November 1978
Kumara Kumariyo Sudas Maskorala Vijaya Kumaranathunga, Sriyani Amarasena, Joe Abewikrama Released on 10 November 1978
Sasara K.A.W. Perera Vijaya Nandasiri, Rukmani Devi Released on 17 November 1978
Sandawata Rantharu Ananda Hewage, Siri Kularathne Released on 24 November 1978
Ahasin Polowata "White Flower for the Dead" Lester James Peiris Tony Ranasinghe, Vijaya Kumaranathunga Released on 15 December 1978.

Cairo International film festival.

Anupama Sunil Ariyaratne Malini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaranathunga Released on 22 December 1978

1979[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1979
Samanmalee Dayananda Gunawardena Released on 19 January 1979
Geheniyak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara Released on 26 January 1979
Minisun Athara Minihek Joe Dew Ananda Released on 23 February 1979
Sarungale Sunil Ariyaratne Released on 2 March 1979
Jeewana Kandulu Daya Wimalaweera Released on 9 March 1979
Amal Biso Neel Rupasinghe Released on October April 1979
Hingana Kolla K.A.W. Perera Released on 14 April 1979
Palangetiyo Wasantha Obesekara Released on 27 April 1979
Divi Thibena Thuru N.P. Jayathissa Released on 4 May 1979
Raja Kollo Gunasiri Senanayake Released on 18 May 1979
Muwan Pelessa Dharma Sri Kaldera Released on 25 May 1979
Ran Kurullo Kingsley Rajapaksha Released on 7 June 1979
Vasanthaye Dawasak T. Arjuna Released on 28 June 1979
Monara Thenna Yasapalitha Nanayakkara Released on 14 July 1979
Eka Hitha K.M.D. Ariyapala Released on 20 July 1979
Rosa Mal Thunak Dharma Sri Kaldera Released on 27 July 1979
Chuda Manikyaya Vijaya Dharma Sri Released on 24 August 1979
Anusha Dayananda Rodrigo Released on 31 August 1979
Akke Mata Awasara Wilfred Silva Released on 7 September 1979
Sugandhi Dayananda Rodrigo Released on 14 September 1979
Saudan Jema Jayantha Samarasinghe Released on 9 October 1979
Subhani S.V. Chandran Released on 12 October 1979
Dutugemunu Givantha Athasad (Bamina hannadige Givantha Arthasad Peiris) First Cartoon Film In Sri Lanka Released on 19 October 1979
Podi Malli Sunil Ariyaratne Released on 2 November 1979
Handaya Titus Thotawatte Released on 16 November 1979
Nuwan Renu Milton Jayawardhane Released on 23 November 1979
Visi Hathara Peya Denzil P. Abewardhana Released on 30 November 1979
Hari Pudumai S. Ramanadan Released on 14 December 1979

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