About Sumathi Awards
Incorporating video into films was an important event, transpired at the 39th International film Festival in Germany in 1993, with miss Angela Hardt as Festival Director.
The decision to permit video performances was necessitated by the procurement between the film and video media, the influence of cinema on the video medium and finally the impact of video on the order films. Artist to- day are specialists in both techniques the television is quite a matured industry and the Director of the "International short Festival" wanted the video also to follow suit.
In Sri Lanka the Television is a dominating factor and competes successfully, with all
other electronic media, impacting Entertainment, Education and Enrichment. Television has
emerged superb in another Arts. Its progress in the island has proved unique and its growth formidable, with round the clock service
The television media has a sweeping effect or society and the younger generation in particular to geeing the epithet that it is the third parent, slim income, derived from films has also contributed the size of television industry. Sumathi group of Companies have boldly come forward and organized television festivals, acknowledging its significance and outstanding attainments. Their efforts should win the right applause of an and the leadership of Mrs. Milina Sumathipala in her role to solicit assistance of all artists- technicians and critics to prove such festivals a success and an inspiration to all, should be truly recognised
Throughout our society on foundation laid by late Mr. U.W. Sumathipala, her beloved husband and films directed by Veteran Lester James Peiris along with the Co-operation of late Mr. Sumathipala, to name a few as a white flowers for the Dead, Rivers Bank, will be ever green in the memory o masses at large. Mrs. Milina Sumathipala's diligence, devotion and dexterity in spearheading such festivals of magnitude and extravaganza and her humble services in the field, need no exaggeration or emphasis at all.