The Forsaken Land

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The Forsaken Land
Sulanga Enu Pinisa
සුළඟ එනු පිණිස
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Directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara
Produced by Phillip Amril
Francisco Vilolobos
Written by Vimukthi Jayasundara
Starring Kaushalaya Fernando
Mahendra Perera
Nilupuli Jayawardena
Music by Nadeeka Guruge
Cinematography Channa Deshapriya
Edited by Gisèle Rapp-Meichler
Release date
  • 14 May 2005 (2005-05-14)
Running time
108 minutes
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhala

The Forsaken Land (Sulanga Enu Pinisa) (Sinhalese: සුළඟ එනු පිණිස) is a 2005 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara and co[produced by Phillip Amril and Francisco Vilolobos. It stars Kaushalya Fernando and Mahendra Perera in lead roles along with Nilupuli Jayawardena and Hemasiri Liyanage. Music composed by Nadeeka Guruge. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Caméra d'Or.[1][2] It is the 1055th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhala cinema.[3]



The film received fairly positive reviews from critics. The film holds a 63% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 5.8/10.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Forsaken Land". Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lankan Screened Films". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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