This is concerning a letter sent by a viewer this
week, asking "Sirasa Ran Depaya" be telecast during the
afternoon. I think teledramas should not be shown in the afterrnoon,
specially during 3.00 - 6.00 pm, which time is most suitable for
Mostly schoolchildren will watch them if shown
during this time.
Since all TV channels show mostly teledramas in
the primetime (7.00 - 10.00) there is no point in changing telecasting
times, as people will simply switch onto a another channel. Only
Sirasa TV would lose its audience.
Frequently I hear complaints by men about housewives
watching teledramas and neglecting housework. It's not only housewives
but most men and working women also watch teledramas. Most of these
teledramas films are made by men and they are avid watchers too,
I think there are too many teledramas and the majority are useless
Most women I know watch just one or two teledramas
each day and many none at all. Of course there are TV addicts and
changing tele casting times will not solve the problem. It's unfair
to always single out women for blame. What about men who watch cricket
matches for days, neglecting even office work? Housewives should
be able to watch a teledrama or two at the end of the day and not
do house work all the time.
A viewer from Ganemulla writes……