Monday, May 22, 2006

Sri Lankans in Iraq?

Right after reading this article about an op-ed piece by Ted Koppel ,I came across this.
The story says...
American forces in Iraq have recruited former as well as serving military officers from many countries. The Sri Lankans thus recruited receive a monthly salary ranging from 300,000 to 500.000 rupees according to their ranks and are also entitled for a life insurance of 50 million rupees. Around 300 Sri Lankans are currently in Iraq under the US forces and some have returned home at the end of their contract periods.

A lot of guys from all around the world are going there to make some money.Good to hear that our guys got a piece of action ,too!Way to go Amarapala!

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Forsaken Land will be released in US

Looks like Vimukthi Jayasundera's The Forsaken Land will be coming to town,soon.NYT movie critic Manohla Dargis is looking forward to seeing it.

Update 1:
Please check the mutlimedia presentation.There are two critics (A.O.Scott and Manohla Dargis) commenting on their picks for the summer.It is in Manohla Dragis commentary with a picture of Vimukthi.
About the actual release dates ,I couldn't find much.What I guess is it will do the art house circuit after July 21st.If it will be screened in NYC ,it will probably do the tour of rest of the major metropolitan areas.I will update this post again as soon as I find exact details .
(If it is only a single screening in NYC she would have mentioned it .Some distributor must have given her the details)

Update 2:
Manohla Dargis does Forsken land, again
'The Forsaken Land
Opens today in Astoria, Queens.
Written (in Sinhalese, with English subtitles) and directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara; director of photography, Channa Deshapriya; edited by Gisèle Rapp-Meichler; music by Nadeeka Guruge; produced by Philippe Avril; released by New Yorker Films. At the Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria. Running time: 108 minutes. This film is not rated"