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‘ Love, Lies & Diamonds ’

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  • 65th original play written, directed and produced by Indu Dharmasena
  • At the Lionel Wendt Theatre on 7, 8 and 9 September from 7:30 p.m.

This hilarious story revolves around the philandering owner of Kukulawala Holdings, Kusal Kukulawala, who has ordered a diamond necklace for his new muse. Trouble, confusion and chaos begin, when Kusal’s wife, Deepika shows up unannounced at the office, sees the necklace and assumes it’s for her. 

Who will get the necklace? The wife or the girlfriend? This side-splitting comedy, is bound to keep everyone in fits on laughter as they watch a desperate man doing everything possible so that he can have the cake and eat it too.  

The colourful cast consists of the legendary Indu Dharmasena playing the philandering owner of Kukulawala group, Kusal Kukulawala. Minoli Pieris plays, Menaka the new and naïve secretary. The Jeweller, Percy is played by Jaliya Wijewardena. Sanwada Dharmasena plays Deepika Kukulawala. 

Kusal’s friend and the company Finance Controller is played by Abbasali Rozais. Sahan Wijewardena plays the lawyer’s assistant, Asela. Saneesha Ramanayake plays Kusal’s latest muse, Priyanka. And Kamanthi Wickramasinghe plays Monica Ellanasooriya.

The show on 8 September is presented by the Bamunuarachchi Foundation in aid of the ongoing project of upgrading the Homagama Base Hospital.

Tickets are at the Wendt or online: www.lionelwendt.org.

Tickets prices: Rs. 2,000, Rs. 1,500, Rs. 1,000 and Balcony (unreserved) Rs. 700.

Print Media Sponsors: Wijeya Publications – Daily Mirror, Daily FT and the Sunday Times.

Electronic Media Sponsor: Real Radio 

Jewellery Sponsor: Tiesh

Office Furniture Sponsor: Inter Trade Ltd. 

Promotional Partner: Drama Sri Lanka 

Pix by Ruwan Walpola 


Cast in order of appearance

  • Kusal Kukulawala (owner of Kukulwala Group): Indu Dharmasena
  • Menaka (Secretary): Minoli Pieris
  • Percy Ranaweera (Jeweller): Jaliya Wijewardena
  • Danny Sahabandhu (Finance Controller): Abbasali Rozais
  • Deepika Kukulawla (the wife): Sanwada Dharmasena
  • Asela (Lawyer’s Assistant): Sahan Wijewardena
  • Priyanka Haddagoda (the girlfriend): Saneesha Ramanayake
  • Monica Ellanasooriya (an acquaintance): Kamanthi Wickramasinghe


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