Sriyantha Mendis

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Sriyantha Mendis
Born Jude Neil Sriyantha Mendis
Sri Lanka
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980s–present
Spouse(s)
Kusum Renu (m. 1986)

Sriyantha Mendis (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රියන්ත මෙන්ඩිස්) is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actor.[1] He made his debut as an actor in 1979 by portraying a role in a comedy stage drama called Ane Abilic[2] After appearing in his first teledrama Palingu Menike, Sriyantha entered to the silver screen in 1987, through H. D. Premaratne's movie Mangala thegga. He won the Best Actor Award at the State Drama Festival in 1988 for his role in Mora drama.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Mangala Thagga
1989 Siri Medura
1990 Saharawe Sihinaya
1992 Umayangana Palitha
1993 Juriya Mamai
1994 Vimukthi Journalist
1995 Ayoma
1996 Sihina Deshayen
1997 Mahameara Usata
1998 Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli Andarawatte Lokaya
2002 Punchi Suranganavi Pereira (Sampath'a father)
2004 Bambara Senakeli
2004 Mille Soya Jude
2005 Shades of Ash Gambara Attho
2005 Guerilla Marketing
2006 Bherunda Pakshiya Best Actor Award (Presidential Film Awards 2006)[4]
2007 Naga Kanya
2008 Aba Parumukhaya
2009 Sinasuna Adaren Bhathiya Karandeniya
2009 Paya Enna Hiru Se
2009 Julia
2010 Bambara Walalla Jine Best Supporting Actor Award (SIGNIS Salutation Awards Ceremony 2010)[5]
2010 Kshema Bhoomi
2012 Prathiroo Teacher
2014 Ahelepola Kumarihami Kepetipola
2014 Siri Daladagamanaya King Paandu
2014 Kosthapal Punyasoma Panditharathna
2015 Anagarika Dharmapala Srimathano Wijewardena
2015 Maharaja Gemunu King Kavan Tissa
2015 Gindari Minister
2018 Porisadaya Desmond aka Porisadaya
TBD Thaanapathilage Gedara [6]
TBD Nidahase Piya DS

Television[edit]

Year Teledrama Role Notes
Palingu Menike Soorasena The third tele-drama in Sri Lanka
Weda Hamine
Dandubasnamanaya Arachchila
Bogala Sawundaris Sawundiris
Pinkada Simona
Diyasuliya
Dekethi Muwahatha
Maayaratna Maayaratna
Beddegedara
2009 Sadgunakaraya Best Actor award at the 14th Sumathi Tele Awards ceremony[7]
2009 Ravana Adaviya [8]
2010 Sadisi Tharanaya Best Actor award at the 15th Sumathi Tele Awards ceremony[9]
2010 Ruwan Maliga Ranaraja [10]
2010 E Brain [11]
2011 Dhawala Kadulla [12]
2011 Monarathenna [13]
2011 Sanda Madiyama [14]
2011 Mathaka Ahasa [15]
2012 Ridee Siththam [16]
2013 Ruwan Maliga
2013 Dhavala Kadulla Angkutta Best Actor award at the Rupavahini State Awards ceremony[17]
2015 Maada Obama Viya[18]
2015 Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli[19] Thummulle Padme
2016 Vishnu Sankranthiya[20] Best Actor award at the 21st Sumathi Tele Awards ceremony[21]
2018 Urumayaka Aragalaya

Stage dramas[edit]

Mendis started his career with stage dramas. According to him, it is the most interesting aspect of his acting career.[22]

  • Pansa Deke Hansaya
  • Warna
  • Padada Asapuwa
  • Kema Lasthiyi
  • Gabbara Minisa
  • Mamai Anduwa[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sriyantha Mendis". National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Man for all seasons". The Nation (Sri Lanka). Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sriyantha: Reigns on stage and screen". Daily News (Sri Lanka). Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. 2 February 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Local cinema must attain Sri Lankan identity - President". The official government news portal of Sri Lanka. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "'Bambara Walalla' wins SIGNIS Salutation". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Wijeya Newspapers. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Film Thaanapathilage Gedara". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Senpathiyo bags Sumathi award". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Wijeya Newspapers. 15 November 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ravana Adaviya is ready to screen". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sriyantha, Duleeka bag Best Sumathi Awards". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Wijeya Newspapers. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Ruwan Maliga coming 26th on Sirasa TV". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "E brain is ready". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Thusith de Silva speaks about Dhawala Kadulla". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "Monarathenna on Swarnavahini". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  14. ^ "Talk with a Sanda Madiyama director". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  15. ^ "Australian locations of Mathaka Ahasa". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Ridee Siththam on ITN". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  17. ^ "Sriyantha, Menaka named best actor, actress". Sri Lanka Mirror. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "සහන් නිපැයූ මා ද ඔබම විය 29 දා සිට". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "මේ ඇත්තම පාතාලයයි". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "විෂ්ණ සංක්‍රාන්තිය ළඟදීම". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Sumathi Awards 2016". Ceylon Today. Ceylon Newspapers (Private) Limited. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  22. ^ "Interview with Sriyantha Mendis". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  23. ^ "Premiere for "Mamai Anduwa"". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 

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