Palitha Perera is one of Sri Lanka’s top cinematographers and has been awarded all major awards in Sri Lanka for his work. He has shot more than 500 commercials, 20 television films and 2 feature films. His second film Sankara (2007) has won numerous awards at various international film festivals, including the Silver Pyramid Award at the Cairo film festival. Palitha’s experimental raw style of cinematography was highly acclaimed by fi lm critics around the globe. Palitha started his work life as a teacher but his great interest in photography and a passion for the arts led him to cinematography.

Accolades

Palitha Perera
Best Cinematography, 2007

Palitha Perera

Best Cinematography, 2007

Palitha Perera

Sankara

Palitha Perera is one of Sri Lanka’s top cinematographers and has been awarded all major awards in Sri Lanka for his work. He has shot…

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Films

Sankara
2007

Sankara

Sri Lanka
2007

Sankara

Young Buddhist monk Ananda, arrives at a temple in order to restore its paintings. These paintings depict Thelapaththa Jathakaya, a moral story where Lord Buddha…

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