Movie Name: 
Gamperaliya (ගම්පෙරළිය)
Directed by: 
Lester James Peries
Produced by: 

Anton Wickremasinghe

Written by: 

Regi Siriwardena


Henry Jayasena as Piyal
Punya Heendeniya as Nanda
Wickrema Bogoda as Tissa
Trilicia Gunawardene as Anula
Gamini Fonseka as Jinadasa
Shanthi Lekha as Nanda's mother
David Dharmakeerthi as Nanda's father
Tony Ranasinghe as Baladasa
Anula Karunatilleke as Laisa

Music by: 

W.D. Amaradeva

William Blake
Editing by: 

Sumitra Gunawardana

Running time: 
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Gamperaliya is a novel written by Sri Lankan writer Martin Wickremasinghe and first published in 1944.

One of his most famous works, the book depicts the break up of traditional village life due to the impact of modernisation. The gradual subversion of the traditional economic and social structure of the village by the commercial culture of the city is portrayed through the story of an aristocratic family in a southern village. The novel has been widely praised for its realism in depicting Sinhala rural life and is considered an important work of Sri Lankan literature.


Best Film - Sarasaviya Film Festival 1965
Best Director - Sarasaviya Film Festival 1965
Golden Peacock at the Grand Prix International Film Festival in India
Critics Prize at the International film festival of India, New Delhi 1965
Golden Head of Palenque, 8th World review of Film festivals, Acapulco, Mexico 1965

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