Kolamba Sanniya

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Kolamba Sanniya (Colombo Mania) is a 1976 Sinhalese language comedy film directed by Manik Sandrasagara that follows the lives of middle and upper-class people in rural and urban Sri Lanka. The film stars Geetha Kumarasinghe, Joe Abeywickrema and Denewake Hamine are notable for containing the first depiction of best comedy in a Sinhala film.

Kolomba Sanniya
කොළඹ සන්නිය
Directed byManik Sandrasagara
Written byPremnath Moraes
Produced byTyronne Fernando
StarringGeetha Kumarasinghe
Joe Abeywickrema
Denawaka Hamine
Freddy Silva
Eddie Jayamanne
Don Sirisena
CinematographyDonald Karunaratna
Edited byGladwin Fernando
Music bySunil Shantha
Clarence Wijewardena
Release date
  • 7 May 1976 (1976-05-07)
CountrySri Lanka


Andare, (Joe Abeywickrema) a rustic villager finds a valuable gem when he goes behind a bush to perform his morning ablutions. (no toilets in the village) He sells the gem and buys a house in Colombo. The whole family, Andare's elder sister (Denawaka Hamine), brother Jakolis (Eddie Jayamanne), son (Freddie Silva) and daughter (Geetha Kumarasinghe) try their best to get adjusted to the life of Colombo 7 - Cinnamon Gardens and as they find eventually, it is not an easy task.



The music in the film was composed by Sunil Santha and Clarence Wijewardena. The song Dum dama dama yana, Dum bara bage... was written by Father Marceline Jayakody and the music by maestro Sunil Santha. Music was also consulted by Sunil Mendis.


The remake of the film was released on 21 September 2018 with the title Kolomba Sanniya Returns, starring Sarath Kothalawala, Rajitha Hiran and Menaka Madhuwanthi.[1]



  1. ^ "Kolamba Sanniya – is it really back?". News First. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Business".
  3. ^ http://www.sarasaviya.lk/movies/?fn=sa12071929

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