Sunday Lankadeepa Editor Ariyananda Dombagahawatte has made arrangements to produce a teledrama based on W.A. Silva’s Kele Handa novel.
The relevant agreement was signed with the ITN channel. Dombagahawatte has chosen his son to act the role of the lover in the teledrama. The role was played by actress Sabeetha Perera’s father, Stanley Perera in the Kele Handa movie.
The teledrama is to be shot in a few weeks and is to comprise of 50 episodes. Dombagahawatte is to write the script and direct the drama.
Dombagahawatte is a close media personnel to the President and Cabinet ministers identify him as the President’s unofficial secretary. All Cabinet ministers contact Dombagahawatte when they need to know the President’s stance on any issue. They use the common phrase, “Ask Dombe,” at such times.