Sirimal Wijesinghe

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Sirimal Wijesinghe was born on 31 March, 1963 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is an Author – Political Analyst – Film Director – Journalist – Alternative Intellectual. Discover Sirimal Wijesinghe’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 57 years old?

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OccupationAuthor – Political Analyst – Film Director – Journalist – Alternative Intellectual
Age57 years old
Zodiac SignAries
Born31 March 1963
Birthday31 March
BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lanka

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Timeline of Sirimal Wijesinghe

2014

In 2014 he was start the documentary film titled Cult Monk in Sri Lanka. Then extreme religious teams and religious police unit of the state threatened him also. The many media reported in that force.

2012

He is leader of the Poor People’s Party in Sri Lanka which was founded in 2012.

In 2012, Wijesinghe directed another 34-minute short film Full stop to police torture on the invitation of the Asian Human Rights Commission. Rights Now in collaboration with Asia Human Right Commission, produced the film. It was directed by Sirimal Wijesinghe.

2011

In 2011 he directed a 57-minute short film named Sri Lanka police shooting against workers based on a youngster who was killed in a worker protest at Katunayaka. The film was banned from public viewing.

2010

Wijesinghe, with journalist/modern thinker Prageeth Eknaligoda, formed The Council of Alternative Intellectuals, a pressure group established for the purpose of providing a fresh ideological contribution to the Opposition of the Sri Lankan government. But the project had to be abandoned in its early stages, in 2010, as Eknaligoda was allegedly abducted by pro government forces. Eknaligoda is still considered to have gone missing and various local and international media rights organisations complain the present Sri Lankan government for his abduction.

He was also the script writer of the 2010 documentary Lunatic Heaven which was based on the gruesome incident where police clubbed to death a mentally handicapped youth in Bambalapitiya in front of general public. Most of the crew who contributed to produce this documentary received death threats and had to flee the country and now living in Netherlands under the political asylum. (Artists for Human Rights in Sri Lanka)

2008

In 2008, Wijesinghe directed the children’s feature film Pitasakwala kumarayai pencho hathai (the alien prince and seven kids). There he experimented in presenting a novel children’s theme in Sinhala cinema.

2000

Despite huge popularity, the publication of Paradeesaya was stopped in 2000 by a court order.

1998

1990s popular sociocultural magazine Paradisaya (Paradise) was a brainchild of Sirimal Wijesinghe. Founded on 25 November 1998, Paradisaya became a huge success. Its controversial style and content caused controversy in the country. The magazine reflected Sirimal’s steadfastness towards alternate youth politics – human rights, minority rights and sexual autonomy was explicit in his social mediation in Sri Lanka’s cultural politics after the 1980s.

1995

The illustrated book which he wrote in 1995 titled Practical Sexual Education which is not often found in the bookstalls due to various government restraints, is still manages to have a good selling.

1994

In 1994, Wijesinghe received the award for the best short-story writer at the annual Independent Literary Festival (Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Sri Lanka).

1993

In 1993, Wijesinghe wrote Sooriyakande abirahas malaminee (the mysterious dead bodies in Sooriyakanda Mountain), an investigative book on the gory killing of 32 innocent schoolchildren in Sooriyakanda during the 1987–1989 second JVP insurrection.

The book revealed some of the names of the alleged killers and, as a result, he received death threats. He was later offered political asylum in Switzerland but he denied leaving Sri Lanka. The opposition political parties used contents of Wijesinghe’s book in a successful political campaign during the period of 1993–1994.

1990

Wijesinghe was an active member of the Classical Marxist organisation Vikosa. His writings in the bilingual periodical Pravada published in the early 1990s by the Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, headed by Charles Abeysekera, were among the first few such works based on the political and cultural thoughts like neo Marxism, existentialism and post-structuralism.

1987

When the local nationalistic forces staged a fierce protest over the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord in 1987, introduced by the United National Party government as a solution to the ethnic crisis, Wijesinghe survived that fierce attack targeted mainly on Tamil sympathisers. Yet, after the government forces counterattacked those nationalistic forces with a ruthless military operative, Wijesinghe was in the forefront of the struggle to protect their human rights.

1980

Sirimal Wijesinghe is a Sri Lankan author, political analyst, film director, journalist, alternative intellectual, and leader of the Poor People’s Party in Sri Lanka. critic and activist. He is the founding editor of the controversial Sinhala youth magazine, Paradisaya. He is one of the pioneers of the new wave of Colombo-based young political and cultural analysts who emerged in the decade of 1980, particularly after the advent of the open economic system. Wijesinghe’s contribution in various fields, ranging from politics to arts, has been considered experimental as well as path-breaking.

His contribution in the political sphere was deeply felt during the period of 1980–1990 when the Sri Lankan youth were seeking an alternative to the open economic system due to its emerging harmful effects on society as a whole.

Wijesinghe was one of the first few advocates of the positive social effects of popular culture. Propelled by an unexpected theoretical backing by the mainstream sociologist Dr. Sarath Amunugama in the late 1980s, the popular culture debate gathered momentum in Sri Lanka and, by the mid 1990s, attained a seemingly discursive triumph; hence Wijesinghe is sometimes hailed as an unsung cultural hero of the times.