Revered as one of the Asian greats, Lester has won continuous international acclaim in several parts of the world. 94 years on earth, 50 productive years, 20 full length feature films, countless retrospectives around the world, bouquets and brickbats, national and international honours.

Lester James Peries


Renowned as a film maker with a keen aesthetic sensibility and sensitivity which portray the feminine condition. both bouquets and brickbats lie lightly on her shoulder as Sumitra Peries celebrates 50 glorious years as a film maker...

Lester James Peries

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  • 01/02/2014
    Lester’s ‘Nidhanaya’ among restored Asian classics in Venice !! Read More...
  • 09/06/2013
    ‘Lester James Peries Oration 2013’ on 15 June at BMICH - ALL ARE WELCOME Read More...
  • 30/05/2013
    Nidhanaya - Synopsis


A music CD containing all the main song hits from the films of Dr. Lester James Peries was launched to co-incide with the 50th- GOLDEN wedding anniversary celebrations of Dr. Lester James Peries and Mrs. Sumitra Peries which was held on the 19th of June 2014, at their residence. The CD is a collection of sublime, nostalgic Piano instrumentals, arranged and recorded by Dr. Peries' own great- grand nephew- Nuran Gomez. It is for sale at Sarasavi bookshop, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka and also can be purchased privately. Please email ljpspfoundation@gmail.com if you would like to purchase a copy and we will make all possible arrangements.

The Sinhala translation of the English book "Lester by Lester" as told to Kumar de Silva is also now out! It was launched on the 28th of October, 2014 as part of the French Spring Festival organized by the French embassy in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Allians Francais de Kotte. The event was held at the Sri Lanka foundation Institute and brought back memories of the initial launch of the English volume in the same hall. The book was translated into sinhala by Athula Samarakoon and is available in all leading bookstores in Sri Lanka.

For pictures of the above events you may look in the picture Gallery....

For additional information you can email us on ljpspfoundation@gmail.com

No. 24, Dr. Lester James Peries Mawatha,
Colombo 05, Sri Lanka.
00 941 258 88 22


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