Dr. Lester James Peries
On The 29th of April 2018, our country mourned the loss of one of its greatest citizens. Sri Lankabhimanya Dr. Lester James Peries who was called to eternal rest on that day, was a well renowned and distinguished old boy of St. Peter's College.
Dr. Lester James Peries was known throughout Asia as one of its most prestigious Film makers, a pioneer in the field. Among his numerous creations stand the films Gamperaliya and Rekhava, both of which will remain as landmarks in the history of Sri Lankan Cinema. His movie Wekande Walauwa was Sri Lanka's first ever submission for the Academy Awards. His prestigious creations paved the way for a new era in Sri Lankan Cinema
The departing of this great soul has left an emptiness in the hearts of the nation.We pray that he will be taken into God's loving care.