KELANI PALAMA STAGE DRAMA

However, the counter argument to this point may be the question as to how authentic a representation of the urban slum dweller does for the language of this play? Yet, one cannot help but wonder if in fact the segment of people depicted in this play would provide something of a comedic spectacle in the types of situations found in Kelani Palama. For decades the learned members of the legal fraternity have made Colombo 12 their stronghold as the esteemed Supreme Court The theme of the work deals with the plight of the urban poor who inhabit shanties or slums, along the banks of the Kelani River, beneath the Kelani Bridge. One may almost feel at times that what is heard from Chutte and his like is like a dialect of its own. The whole lot of them in fact through the narrative show that their ilk is the officially enfranchised but practically disenfranchised part of a nation.

A continual cry left perpetually unheard. The latter of the two forces – the State or government provides no durable solution to the annual assail by flood waters which leave the homes of the shanty dwellers wrecked as well as endangering their lives and disrupting their livelihoods. On the acting front, the character of Saranapala was played compellingly by veteran actor Prasad Sooriyarachchi. Yet, one cannot help but wonder if in fact the segment of people depicted in this play would provide something of a comedic spectacle in the types of situations found in Kelani Palama. This is not particular to Sri Lanka but very much the same, the world over. I would unhesitatingly say that despite the odd hiccup here and there in the delivery of lines, the performance went off well overall.

This is a story that depicts the pathos as well as the hardiness and resilience of the poor folk who continually become temporarily displaced people, virtually destitute due to drma of nature as well as the inaction of the State.

A problem said to date back decades and left unanswered by every successive government.

The latter of the two forces – the State or government provides ;alama durable solution to the annual assail by flood waters which leave the homes of the shanty dwellers wrecked as well as endangering their lives and disrupting their livelihoods. One may almost feel at times that what is heard from Chutte and his like is like a dialect of its own.

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However, the counter argument to this point may be the question as to how authentic a representation of the urban slum dweller does for the language of this play?

The whole lot of them in fact through the narrative show that their ilk is the officially enfranchised but practically disenfranchised part of a nation.

As a reviewer, on this matter I make no judgements of my own, but shall simply present two sides to view this particular facet of the narrative. Renowned actor Palitha Silva who delivered a formidable visage of the near dfama Chutte, did at times fumble with his lines which caused momentary but noticeable ripples in the fabric of performance.

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The costumes and makeup of the production were commendable. For decades the learned members of the legal fraternity have made Colombo 12 their stronghold as the esteemed Supreme Court It is therefore, from a conservative standpoint more apt for a middle class family audience. The dama and production team of Kelani Palama must be applauded for providing theatregoers an opportunity to watch this modern classic of Sinhala theatre, which will hopefully carry forward its strong message to another generation.

Produced by Lake House. This is not particular to Sri Lanka but very much the same, the world over. The newest art-space in Colombo. On Sunday, August 27, Kelani Palama came alive on the boards of the Punchi Theatre in Borella, and was performed to a near full house, which shows atage this is a work of theatre which still draws a good audience.

R Samarakoon is a play which can surely be called a modern darma of Sinhala theatre; born on the stage at the juncture Sri Lanka opened its doors to the policy of an open economy, in the late s.

Related Articles Last of the legal typists at Hulftsdorp. Yet, one cannot help but wonder if in fact the segment of people depicted in this play would provide something of a stag spectacle in the types of situations found in Kelani Palama. A notable feature when it comes to the language brought out in this work is that it is not replete with course expletives generally perceived as characteristic pakama the speech of the urban slum dwellers.

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The character of Saranapala, to my understanding, works as a symbol of centre-rightwing ideas.

Another notable facet of the stylistics in the dialogue in Kelani Palama is that it is colourfully kelanii with metaphor and turns of phrase. Comedy is built into the performance through the manner of acting and tone of language. Every year, the Double Blue This is also a story about how people in that stratum of abject haplessness strive to move up the social ladder.

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palqma I did at several junctures wonder if laughter was in fact the proper response to some situations shown stagw stage, like for example, the way in which the displaced flood victims are marshalled to receive bread rations as food aid from the government. This facet shows a strong dose of folk wit and wisdom through idiomatic language.

A continual cry left perpetually unheard. The work as a whole appears to carry a left oriented visage, as it decries government as a machinery of the affluent.

A continual cry left perpetually unheard

The story brings out the frustrations of the affected staeg and the indignities they are made to suffer at the hands of hypocritical bureaucrats and politicians. They are at best on the fringe of society hoping the centre will cast a genuinely empathetic look upon them, and actuate durable solutions to their unanswered problem.

The theme of the work deals with the ke,ani of the urban poor who inhabit shanties or slums, along the banks of the Kelani River, beneath the Kelani Bridge.

On the acting front, the character of Saranapala was played compellingly by veteran actor Prasad Sooriyarachchi. I would unhesitatingly say that despite the odd hiccup here and there in the delivery of lines, the performance went off well overall. Dura Aetha Dam PolovaTranslator: