Courageous woman to the
By Sarashi Samarasinghe
This is a story about a courageous woman who faces a lot of
difficulties in her life. The story reveals how many hardships a
person should undergo when living.
Sandamini is the second daughter of a businessman named
Randeniya and his wife Susila.
As the time passes, Sandamini runs away with a businessman named
Richard where she gets rejected from the family.
Though Sandamini runs away from home, she keeps on thinking
about her parents and her loved ones.
Some years after the marriage, Sandamini and Randeniya reveal
the real truth about Richard, that he is not a businessman but a
At that period Sandamini gets to know that she is pregnant where
there are a lot of shortcomings between Richard and Sandamini’s
Sandamini’s father, Randeniya gets pressurised due to the
arguments that happen between Sandamini and Richard where her
mother gets worried.
Though Randeniya shows the family that he is against Sandamini’s
behavior he always tries to separate Sandamini from Richard and
to bring her back home.
Ultimately Randeniya seeks the support of the underworld to get
rid of Richard where Richard gets killed by a gunshot.
After the untimely death of Richard, Sandamini goes to Richard’s
work place looking for help.
Here, Richard’s business partner Ramesh brings a proposal to
Sandamini where Sandamini gets enraged.
Sandamini takes the left over of Richard and gets in to the
advertising field. Sandamini gradually becomes successful in
that field along with her daughter Sureka.
Randeniya invites, Vinod Siyambalapitiya who is one of the
giants in the business field and one of the most popular figures
in the advertising field to get married to his eldest daughter
Siyambalapitiya accepts the invitation and walks in to
Randeniya’s house where he sees Sandamini and falls in love with
By capturing the heart of little Sureka, Siyambalapitiya gets
closer to Sandamini while later on the effort that he made
becomes unsuccessful due to a certain reason.
Sithari gets hostile with Sandamini while she decides never to
marry when Ramesh ties the knot with her at an unknown
Randeniya family collapses due to this incident once again while
Sithari gets pregnant.
Though Sandamini faces a lot of clashes in her life, she never
hands over her soul to anyone.
However Siyambalapitiya tries his best not to break his hopes on
Sandamini while Richard comes back from the dead making many
twists and turns in the story.
“This is one of my own story ideas where I wanted to reveal how
many difficulties women face in life,” said director, Gihan
According to Rohana, in the present society there are certain
incidents which take place where most of the people do not
identify their parents, siblings, friends and loved ones.
“So I came up with such an idea where each one could love for
love and give some space for others “feelings as such,” said
He further stated that they did all the shooting in Battaramulla
area where they have got 110 episodes in the drama.
“We started shooting in August last year where we ended shooting
in January,” said Rohana.
Rohana further emphasized saying that he received the fullest
corporation from all the artists who took part for this drama as
from the technicians.
“A 100% support was rent for me from the whole crew where I want
to thank the whole team. Actually this creation was an outcome
of a teamwork,” said Rohana.
According to Rohana this is the 12th teledrama direction of his.
“My first teledrama direction was ‘Sanda Ginigath Rathriya’
which was telecast on Swarnavahini,” said Rohana.
He further stated that the story was about a woman and love.
“Most of our husbands today think that their wives do not need
their affection after marriage. But that is not true. So my plot
in ‘Sanda Ginigath Rathriya’ is that a wife yearning for loves
which she never receives from her husband,” said Rohana.
Apart from ‘Sanda Ginigath Rathriya’, Rohana has also directed
teledramas such as ‘Chakrangi’, ‘Yali Hiru Nagena Thura’, ‘Katu
Kurullo’, ‘Bath Amma’, ‘Samanaliyak Iki Binda’ along with many
“There are two teledramas yet to be telecast on Rupavahini
within this year. Those are ‘Senehe Dasi’ and ‘Pinna Hari Sarai’,”
The main two characters of ‘Hima Kandulu’ are performed by
Anjali Mallawaarachchi as Sandamini and Chandika Nanayakkara as
The rest of the cast are Siril Dharmawardhane, Kumudu Nishantha,
Indika Subasighe, Shashika Ruckshani, Rebecca Nirmali, Morin
Charuni, Lional Wickramage, Tharushi Perera along with many
Camera and lighting by Gamini Chamminda, art direction by Ajith
Hathwalle, choreography by Ruchira Sanjeewa, editing done by
Elmo Haliday while assistant direction by Madhuwanthi
‘Hima Kandulu’ is an Intermedia Production while the script and
the direction is by Gihan Rohana.