ජනකරළිය     Who we are

Other Directors of the Board

Board of Directors The Board of Management of Janakaraliya consists of experienced scholars in the fields of Arts, Education, Social Science, Cultural and Technology. They are committed to the objectives set out by the Janakaraliya Cultural Foundation. They have provided a very democratic space in administrating Janakaraliya.

The Board of Management is responsible for administrating and guiding a drama group engaged in number of practical activities while shouldering critical responsibilities of the groups adhering to the mission and vision of Janakaraliya. The Board also assists them by providing required finances and basic facilities as well as training and guidance. List of their names are give below. 

Our Directors

Dilip Rohana

Munidasa Siriwardena

Kamal.B.Dissanayake

Savindi Niriella

 


Dilip Rohana Director

Was born in Badulla, studied at Nalanada College in Colombo and became a science/mathematics teacher in 1976.

He stared his stage acting carrier by joining Herbert Weerasinghe’s drama “Iwak Bawak Nathi Lowak” which became the best drama at the 1976 state drama festival.

He worked as reporter for “Wiyaluwa” Region of Badulla district for the "Aththa” newspaper and participated in the 1980 July general strike. After coming to capital joined “Open Art Circle’ street drama group organized by Parakrama Niriella and H.A.Perera. In addition to being a stage, cinema and a television actor he was a stage manager, production manager, assistant director and a script writer too. He later followed the "cinema and television course" conducted by Andrew Jayamanna for Office Catholic International on Cinema - OCIC . He assisted North-South cultural coordination process which was pioneered by Mr. Dharamasiri Bandaranayake. He is a member of the Janakaraliya Board of Directors at its inception.

He has served as resource person in production of visual aids for grade 6 – 9 series of mathematics text books for national Institute of Education, used for live television educational programmes conducted by the Rupavahi TV Corporation. He is also a special trained mathematics teacher, holder of degree in Education (BEd), Post graduate degree in mass communication (MSc : Mas-com – Kelaniya), and was a teacher and a vice- principal of Colombo Nalanda College for a long time. He was also served as the deputy principal at the defense service college.

At present he is an energetic civil social service activist.


Munidasa Siriwardena Director

Financial Director of Janakaraliya

Graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura Bachelor of Commerce Diploma in Commerce Former Deputy Principal of the Nalanda College, Colombo .

Kamal.B.Dissanayake Director

Bachelor of Development, Special Degree - University Of Colombo.

Former Assistant Director to the Department of Cultural Affairs , Ministry of Culture and Arts.Former Chief Executive Officer ( Genaral Secretary )to the Arts Council of Sri Lanka ,Ministry of Culture and Arts.

Former District Cultural Officer for the districts of Monaragala, Kandy and Colombo to the ministry of Cultural Affairs.

Fomer Secretary to the State Drama panel, Western Music Panel and State Childern Drama Panel.

Attended for an international seminar in 'Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sri Lanka' conducted by United Nations in India participating 22 countries in 1998.

Participated for an International cultural relations activity between India and Sri Lanka held in India at the International Center for Cultural Relations (ICCR ) for the district of Kolkata , Chennai , Bangalore and New Delhi in 1996.

Participated International Drama Festival conducted by Sangeeth Natya Academy in Thrissur district , participating 17 Western and Eastern countries in 2014.

Did Research on 'Weddas and their Life ' in Rathugala and Nilgala areas in Monaragala District (1979) ,Research on Socioeconomic and Cultural Activities in Kandy District .

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Savindi Niriella Director

Holds Bachelor degree in architecture from the University of Moratuwa .

Chartered architect and an Associate member of the Sri lanka institute of architects.

Member of Green building council of Sri Lanka.

Member of Sri Lankan National foundation for child art between the year 1992 – 2000 and award winner for paintings in national and international art competitions.

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