Based on The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, Hunuwataye Kathawa is the Sinhala translation by Henry Jayasena. The play is about a queen, her son. Kala Keerthi Dr Henry Jayasena (Sinhala: හෙන්රි ජයසේන) (6 July – 11 November the starring roles of Piyal in Gamperaliya (), Azdak in Hunuwataye Kathawa (), Lalith in Dahasak Sithuvili ()and Avurududa ( ). A stage drama organized by the Student Parliament of Visakha Vidyalaya titled ‘ Hunuwataye Kathawa’ was held on the 21st of January,

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Retrieved 27 April A young drama enthusiast who was amazed by Prof. Henry back in the limelight by Chamitha Kuruppu A katnawa production of Henry Jayasena’s celebrated play ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ was performed at the Lionel Wendt theatre on February 9 and 10 and there will be three more performances at the John de Silva memorial theatre on February 13 to This Biography may have been copied and pasted from another location, possibly in violation of Hunuwztaye copyright policy.

He was also a reputed tele drama actor. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat An early role was in Sri The play itself is unusual for Brecht because it has a relatively happy hunuataye everything works out for Grusha.

One of the most famous characters he portrayed as a tele drama actor was the role of “Sudu Seeya” in the tele drama “Doo Daruwo” Directed by Nalan Mendis and written by Dr. Views Read Edit View history. At the same time, the ‘Caucasian Chalk Circle’ is clearly a communist play – whoever can make the best use of resources in order to provide for other deserves to get those resources.


Sunday Observer – Lakehouse Newspapers. Retrieved from ” https: This production is presented by the Bank of Ceylon as part of its active participation in major cultural events of the country.


Retrieved 11 March Just after one year the same youth had the opportunity of playing the role of prince ‘Maname’. It was the longest tele drama telecast during the s, long before the “mega tele drama” craze which has overshadowed the quality of the present television programs. Hunuwate Kathawa has a long run of 32 years – the longest run of a production in this country – from to with sterling performances by Manel Jayasena as Grusha, Henry Jayasena as Azadak, Wijeratne Warakagoda as the Narrator and Santin Gunawardena as Simon Sashawa.

Comments and suggestions to: Wednesday, 11 February Also during this time Jaysena was a reputed film actor.

The widest coverage in Sri Lanka. Apart from his unforgettable performance as ‘Maname’ celebrated actor Henry Jayasena is still in the hearts of art lovers for his notable roles in Gamperaliya as ‘Piyal’ and in Doo Daruwo as ‘sudu seeya’.


Archived from the original on 14 November With the new production of ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ after half hunuwatxye century of tremendous effort, Henry will be able to leave behind one of the eminent pieces of theatre for the future generations.

Television was introduced in Sri Lanka in the late s and early s.

Upali Group of Companies. Please be sure that the supposed source of the copyright violation is not itself a Wikipedia mirror. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s eminent play ‘Maname’ watched it more than ten times to grasp the unique experience.

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It is also a coincidence that the actor Kathswa Jayasena received his award at Malalasekara Theatre named after first principal of Nalanda College late Professor Gunapala Malalasekera. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. A special feature of the new production is the participation of young recruits of the ‘Janakala Kendraya’ of folk arts at Battaramulla by the Samurdhi Hunuwagaye. InHenry baptized Brecht’s ‘Caucasian Chalk Circle’ as ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ which was highly acclaimed as a superb piece of theatre by audiences and critics of Sinhala drama.


The production received rave reviews both here and abroad. Jayasena was involved with the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation from its early beginnings in the s. He died on 11 November in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Henry has broken new ground in Sinhala theatre while contributing immensely towards literature and song writing.

Retrieved 2 July Giving an end to nearly a five years break this veteran dramatist is back in the limelight with his renowned play ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’. Brecht’s source for the play is most likely Klabund’s ‘Circle of Chalk’, which was based on an ancient Chinese play written in AD with the same name. The drama created a niche not only for Henry but also for local theatre at large.

It never quite made it there, but was instead premiered by students at Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota in Henry who has created a celebrity line of actors on stage dramas and films has selected the best of talent from the present day Sinhala stage to do justice to the unforgettable characters of Hunuwataye Kathawa, which created a niche for local theatre at large.

Scholarship In the s young Henry through a scholarship got the opportunity to study further about drama in Russia. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The play did not gain popularity in the United States until the s. The first professional production took place at Hedgerow Theatre in Philadelphia in and was directed by Eric Bently.