Damitha Abeyratne plays her debut role as director with the teledrama serial 'Sasara Sarani' which started recently.
Produced by Damitha herself, the teledrama is scripted by Dr. Dayanatha Ranathunga.
Based on a story of an emotional bond between a doctor and an HIV/AIDS stricken child the teledrama is to be played by Roshan Pilapitiya, Suresh Gamage, Manel Wanaguru, Anjula Rajapakse, Ishan Gammudali, Shashika Peiris and Grace Ariyawimal in the lead roles.
Among the technical cast Maestro Premasiri Khemadasa is to direct the music and Prabath Roshan is to handle the camera, Ranjan Prasanna to play the role of Assistant Director.
Script writer Dr. Ranathunga has scripted and directed several documentaries and episodes on health issues.
The new director Damitha won international heights when she won the Best Actress Award at the Dhaka International Film Festival for her role in Inoka Sathyangani's ‘Sulang Kirilli’. She also won Sarasaviya and Swarna Sanka awards for her role in I.N. Hewawasam's ‘Mee Haraka’. Among the teledramas in which she portrayed remarkable roles are Dandubasnamanaya, Situwarayo, Madol Duwa and Akala Sandhya.