Over the course of a long career in cinema, Sumitra Peries estimates she may have edited anywhere between 10 to 15 movies. These include films such as the groundbreaking ‘Gamperaliya’ (1964) which was directed by her husband, the iconic filmmaker Lester James Peries and ‘Gehenu Lamai’ (1978), the film that marked her own directorial debut. On ‘Gehenu Lamai ‘ Sumitra chose to be all things:
For Tina Senanayke inspiration comes when she first holds a precious stone in her hand. She likes to buy them cut and polished, finding this precious stone in India or those beads in Denmark. She’s been enamoured with jewellery ever since she was a teenager, and has long been a collector.