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Sriyantha Mendis (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රියන්ත මෙන්ඩිස්) is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actor.[1] He made his debut as an actor in 1979 by portraying a role in a comedy stage drama called Ane Abilic[2] After appearing in his first teledrama Palingu Menike, Sriyantha entered to the silver screen in 1987, through H. D. Premaratne's movie Mangala thegga. He won the Best Actor
Actor
Award at the State Drama Festival in 1988 for his role in Mora drama.[3]

Contents

1 Filmography 2 Television 3 Stage dramas 4 References 5 External links

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1987 Mangala Thagga

1989 Siri Medura

1990 Saharawe Sihinaya

1992 Umayangana Palitha

1993 Juriya Mamai

1994 Vimukthi Journalist

1995 Ayoma

1996 Sihina Deshayen

1997 Mahameara Usata

1998 Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli Andarawatte Lokaya

2002 Punchi Suranganavi Pereira (Sampath'a father)

2004 Bambara Senakeli

2004 Mille Soya Jude

2005 Shades of Ash Gambara Attho

2005 Guerilla Marketing

2006 Bherunda Pakshiya

Best Actor
Actor
Award ( Presidential Film Awards 2006)[4]

2007 Naga Kanya

2008 Aba Parumukhaya

2009 Sinasuna Adaren Bhathiya Karandeniya

2009 Paya Enna Hiru Se

2009 Julia

2010 Bambara Walalla Jine Best Supporting Actor
Actor
Award (SIGNIS Salutation Awards Ceremony 2010)[5]

2010 Kshema Bhoomi

2012 Prathiroo Teacher

2014 Ahelepola Kumarihami Kepetipola

2014 Siri Daladagamanaya King Paandu

2014 Kosthapal Punyasoma Panditharathna

2015 Anagarika Dharmapala Srimathano Wijewardena

2015 Maharaja Gemunu King Kavan Tissa

2015 Gindari Minister

TBD Porisadaya Desmond aka Porisadaya

Television[edit]

Year Teledrama Role Notes

Palingu Menike Soorasena The third tele-drama in Sri Lanka

Weda Hamine

Dandubasnamanaya Arachchila

Bogala Sawundaris Sawundiris

Pinkada Simona

Diyasuliya

Dekethi Muwahatha

Maayaratna Maayaratna

Beddegedara

2009 Sadgunakaraya

Best Actor
Actor
award at the 14th Sumathi Tele Awards ceremony[6]

2009 Ravana Adaviya

[7]

2010 Sadisi Tharanaya

Best Actor
Actor
award at the 15th Sumathi Tele Awards ceremony[8]

2010 Ruwan Maliga Ranaraja [9]

2010 E Brain

[10]

2011 Dhawala Kadulla

[11]

2011 Monarathenna

[12]

2011 Sanda Madiyama

[13]

2011 Mathaka Ahasa

[14]

2012 Ridee Siththam

[15]

2013 Ruwan Maliga

2013 Dhavala Kadulla Angkutta Best Actor
Actor
award at the Rupavahini State Awards ceremony[16]

2015 Maada Obama Viya[17]

2015 Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli[18] Thummulle Padme

2016 Vishnu Sankranthiya[19]

Best Actor
Actor
award at the 21th Sumathi Tele Awards ceremony[20]

Stage dramas[edit] Mendis started his career with stage dramas. According to him, it is the most interesting aspect of his acting career.[21]

Pansa Deke Hansaya Warna Padada Asapuwa Kema Lasthiyi Gabbara Minisa

References[edit]

^ "Sriyantha Mendis". National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Man for all seasons". The Nation (Sri Lanka). Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Sriyantha: Reigns on stage and screen". Daily News (Sri Lanka). Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. 2 February 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Local cinema must attain Sri Lankan identity - President". The official government news portal of Sri Lanka. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "'Bambara Walalla' wins SIGNIS Salutation". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Wijeya Newspapers. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Senpathiyo bags Sumathi award". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Wijeya Newspapers. 15 November 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Ravana Adaviya is ready to screen". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.  ^ "Sriyantha, Duleeka bag Best Sumathi Awards". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Wijeya Newspapers. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Ruwan Maliga coming 26th on Sirasa TV". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.  ^ "E brain is ready". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017.  ^ "Thusith de Silva speaks about Dhawala Kadulla". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.  ^ "Monarathenna on Swarnavahini". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.  ^ " Talk
Talk
with a Sanda Madiyama director". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.  ^ "Australian locations of Mathaka Ahasa". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.  ^ "Ridee Siththam on ITN". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.  ^ "Sriyantha, Menaka named best actor, actress". Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Mirror. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "සහන් නිපැයූ මා ද ඔබම විය 29 දා සිට". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017.  ^ "මේ ඇත්තම පාතාලයයි". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017.  ^ "විෂ්ණ සංක්‍රාන්තිය ළඟදීම". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 24 March 2017.  ^ "Sumathi Awards 2016". Ceylon Today. Ceylon Newspapers (Private) Limited. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Interview with Sriyantha Mendis". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 

External links[edit]

Sriyantha Mendis on IMDb

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