The News Room AnandaDrama
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The News Room

AnandaDrama’s preparations for its title defence at the Royal Drama Comp suffered a setback due to its semifinals being held in the midst of the Big Match and term tests. However, with a view to giving its many new young cast members exposure at the inter school level, Ananda took part with yet another original production.


Written and directed by Rajitha Hettiarachchi and first time Director Charith Dissanayake, The News Room was a satire on the media and its motivations. Though the play did not enter the finals in the face of stiff competition from other schools, Rithmaka Karunadhara won the award for Best Female Portrayal in a Supporting Role-Ananda’s fourth consecutive acting award in the competition.


Lithmal Jayawardene

Chirantha Kolonne

Ravin Hettiarachchi

Gihan Dileepa

Thilina Udayaratne

Lakshitha Edirisinghe

Vidura Manoratne

Gavin Ranasinghe

Minul Muhandiramge

Nomin Jayawickrama

Maneesha Liyandapatabendi

Udana Ekanayaka

Dehan Godallage

Lochana Weerakkody

Abheeth Kotelawala

Sasith Mathugama

Dilisha Hettiarachchi

Menula Menuvanpitiya

Rasanga Rathugamage

Avishka Marlon

Vidul Ratiyala

Jithnuka Thenuwara

Rithmaka Karunadhara

Ruchika Seneviratne

Sunath Renuja

Written and Directed by

Rajitha Hettiarachchi


Assisted by

Charith Dissanayaka