‘Celeb Chat’ tribute to Gamini Fonseka on 75th Birth Anniversary

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CSN/Prime TV’s “Celeb Chat” pays tribute to screen legend the late Gamini Fonseka on his 75th birth anniversary which falls on 21 March 2011.

Long-standing collaborators in the Sinhala film industry Tony Ranasinghe and Veena Jayakody take you back to those good old days with unforgettable incidents and anecdotes, on-screen and off-screen, with Gamini Fonseka, while daughter Dr. Thanuja Fonseka Abeynayake recalls fond memories of her beloved father.

Doyen of Sri Lankan cinema Dr. Lester James Peries breaks a long silence and faces the television camera at his residence to pay tribute to one of his greatest pupils. Incidentally it was Dr. Peries who technically “launched” Gamini Fonseka’s acting career with a (seconds-long) minor role in ‘Rekawa’ (1956). It was also under Dr. Peries that Gamini Fonseka learnt the ropes of film making which in parallel launched him as a successful film director.

Join host Kumar de Silva on this special tribute to the late Gamini Fonseka at 9.30 pm on 21 March.

You can catch Celeb Chat on CSN on UHF 22, Channel 75 on Dialog TV and on PEO TV.