ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday May 4, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 49
TV Times  

Titus narrates tragedies of two women

Veteran journalist and script writer Titus Ranasinghe's latest tele production 'Maada Eyama Wiya' will soon be telecast on Rupavahini. Produced by Tyronne Peiries, it is played by Sanath Wimalasiri, Dhananjaya Siriwardena, Anuruddhika Padukkage, Grace Ariyawimal, Wasantha Kumarasiri, Wijayaratne Warakagoda, Sarath Dikkumbura, Nanda Wickremage, Palitha Nanayakkara, Gunawardena Hettiarachchi, Susila Kooragama, Owanthi Bandara, Udeni Nadeeka, Latha Peiries and many other stars. A special role of the priest in the teleplay is played by Minister Milroy Fernando.

The miniplay revolves around elderly Ekanayake who remained a bachelor after the untimely death of his girlfriend years ago. In his sixties now Ekanayake lives in his ancestral home with a servant and is involved in many charities including supporting the poor and various religious institutions. An important activity in his daily schedule is having a walk on the beach. One day when he was on his regular walks along the beach. he finds a young woman who is trying to commit suicide.

Ekanayake prevents her and tries to send her back home. The woman, Nayomi Abeywardena reveals that she does not have anyone and when Ekanayake tries to hand her over to police she pleads not to do so. At last Ekanayake agrees to provide a temporary shelter to her. Visiting Ekanayake's home Nayomi is surprised the way it's arranged and the pictures of Lord Buddha and Jesus Christ which were kept side by side. She further astonished to see a picture of a woman who exactly resembles her. Ekanayake describes his relationship with the woman in the picture as his girlfriend who died years ago.

He had met her when he was working as a superintendent in estate in the hill country and the girl is Sandamini whom he met at a convent. However Ekanayake's parents oppose his proposal to marry as she was poor and had no any relatives. But Ekanayake some how manages to convince his parents with the support of her uncle, a Buddhist monk and the nuns at the convent. But Sandamini commits suicide following an unfortunate incident.

On the following day Ekanayake takes Nayomi to the convent where Sandamini was brought up and leaves her with Sister Virginia, the nun who looked after Sandamini. When Ekanayake leaves Nayomi Sr. Virginia inquires about the reason for her to commit suicide. And her story is even surprising.

Camera by Chandana Dharmapriya, art director is Ranjith Devanarayana and edited by Chryshantha Lakmal. Nelson Wimalasiri is the production executive while Shiranthi Fernando is the production manager.

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