Internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan film director to set up a national film archive

May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s internationally acclaimed cinema director Lester James Peiris has planned to launch a foundation to work towards setting up a national film archive.

The ceremonial launching of the foundation will take place on June 9, News 360 website reported.

Indian film maker, Padma Vibushan Dr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan will be the Chief Guest at the launch of this foundation.

The 92-year-old film director says that the present film archive maintained by the National Film Corporation is at a very basic level which is not adequate for long-term preservation of films.

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