Chamila to receive house from President | Daily News

Chamila to receive house from President

The Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Ministry, on the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, will provide a house worth Rs. five million to Jagath Chamila, who was awarded the best actor at the New York City International Film festival, Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said.

The house will be provided under Jana Sevana National Housing and Settlement Development Drive of the Mahinda Chinthana future vision of the President.

The ownership of the house will be handed over to Chamila by Minister Weerawnsa tomorrow. The house is located on the ground floor of the newly constructed flats at Moratuwa, Soysapura.

Jagath Chamila has won the Best Actor’s award at the New York City International Film Festival for his role in Priyankara Vittanachchi’s film Sam’s Story . Four other actors from US, Denmark, Cuba and Canada were nominated for the award.

The film Sam’s Story is based on the critically acclaimed book of the same name written by Capt. Elmo Jayawardena that won the Gratiaen Prize in 2001.

The story is woven around ‘Sam’, the protagonist, who is a poor, mentally challenged boy from a Sri Lankan village.

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