Final rites of Dr. Lester James Peiris to take place this afternoon

Final rites of Dr. Lester James Peiris to take place this afternoon

Final rites of Dr. Lester James Peiris to take place this afternoon

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

02 May, 2018 | 12:41 pm

Colombo (News1st) – The final rites of Internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan Film Producer and Film Director, Late Dr. Lester James Peiris will be held with state honours today.

The remains of the veteran film producer were laid at his residence, down Lester James Peiris Mawatha in Thimbirigasyaya. The final rites will be carried out at 4pm, at the Independence Square.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared today as a day of national mourning in recognition of the service rendered by the veteran filmmaker.

An icon of global cinema and one of the most senior film directors in the world, Dr. Lester James Peries, passed away on the 29th at the age of 99.


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