'Punaragamanaya' now telecast on Swarnavahini channel is a teledrama
based on a short story "The Visitor" written by the prolific
Sri Lankan writer Punyakanthi Wijenayake.
drama is telecast every Thursday at 9 pm. According to the storyline,
attractive Irene Dias starts to live with her husband's spirit after
his untimely death. And this causes a lot of problems to the family
members who gives this young widow accommodation in their house.
was not my personal experience" says Punyakanthi jokingly when
asked how she got the idea to write such a strange and mysterious
story. "I wrote this story in 1963 and it was included in my
first short story collection" says the distinguished writer
reminiscing about her past. Script writer Somaweera Senanayake wanted
to develop this into a lengthy script.
I first viewed the full drama I felt it was more cinematic in fact.
I asked the director Thusitha de Silva to project it on wide screen"
says the writer who was satisfied with teledrama version of her
story. But we cannot find this quality when we see it in short episodes
interrupted by regular advertisements, Ms. Wijenayake claimed.