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‘Pinibara Yamaya’ for political victims

By Susitha R. Fernando

‘Pinibara Yamaya’, a teleplay revolving around a courageous journey of a young graduand who was forced to undergo many a battle due to the existing political system is now being telecast every Sunday at 9.00 pm on the ITN.

Inspired by a true story, script and screenplay for ‘Pinibara Yamaya’ is written by veteran novelist Sumithra Rahubaddhe and the teldrama is directed by Premakumara Jayawardena to the production of Hasitha Thalagampola.

This forty five episode teledrama is played by Dulani Anuradha, Thumindu Dodenthenna, Kanchana Mendis, Giriraj Kaushalya, Gayana Sudarshani, Chamila Peiries, Ruwan Wickremasinghe, Athula Pathirana, Tharushi Perera, Gamini Jayalath, Piumi Botheju, Udeni Alwis and Devinda Wickremasinghe who makes his maiden appearance in the small screen.

Studious undergraduate Udathari Manamendra’s university love is Shamika, a son of a well-known politician. They have been romancing on for more than four years and it was on the day of their convocation that Udathari comes to know that Shamika is engaged to another girl proposed by her powerful family.

Udathari gets dismayed by this, yet she makes up her mind to face life with determination. As her first job she joins a newspaper and works as a journalist. The strong headed and courageous graduand soon makes her name as a brave journalist who stands against injustice.

In this endeavour her editor Deeptha, stands by her and gives her necessary backing. This is leads to a misunderstanding and displeasure among her journalistic colleagues. It was at this point that she starts a major battle with Lankanatha, a minister in the existing government, which results in the termination of her career as a journalist.

Passing from examinations, Udathari next joins civil service. All her dreams are shattered when she finds out that her first appointment is assigned in the division that comes under Lankanatha, the politician. She is subjected to political victimization and with the intervention of her former lover, Shamika she manages to get a transfer to another ministry. But her happiness does not last long as a political change takes place and Lankanatha takes over her ministry and she once again becomes a victim of dirty politics.

Would she turn back and runaway? Having been a victim of the existing political culture and influence in the hands of crooked politicians what will be the future of Udathari? ‘Pinibara Yamaya’ would be a lesson for so many who had become victims of the then existing political culture.

In the technical department Sisira Kumara Wanninayake handles art direction, Priyantha Ishwara make up, camera and lighting Manoj Ranasinghe and editing Ranga Surendra. To the lyrics of Sumithra Rahubadda and to the music of Kolitha Banu Dissanayake, playback songs are sung by Rashmi Sangeetha and Kolitha Banu himself.

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