Vaishnavee (The Goddess), is a 2018 Sri Lankan Sinhala drama thriller film directed by veteran director Sumitra Peries the “Poetess of Sinhala Cinema” and produced by Mano Nanayakkara. Based on a story by late Sri Lankabhimanya Dr.Lester James Peiris this movie stars Yashoda Wimaladharma, Thumindu Dodantenna and Jayalath Manoratne in lead roles along with Vasanthi Chathurani and Cletus Mendis. The music is composed by Nimal Mendis. ‘Vaishnavee’ made Sumitra the first director ever to shoot with the latest Red Epic camera and this step has laid the foundation for the next Generation Digital Cinema for Sri Lanka. Camera by Donald Karunarathne and costumes by Surangani Wijewickrama.
A special screening of the movie will be on August 25th from 2:30 – 6:00 pm at the Alhambra Renaissance theatre in Alhambra with Award-winning actress Yashoda Wimaladharma. Organized by Nalanda College Old Boys Association of America (NCOBAA) as a tribute to late Dr. Lester James Peiris in recognition of his contribution to the Sinhala Cinema. Tickets are $25. For more information contact NCOBAA.