The Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosted a special screening on 02 May 2018 of an episode of the popular TV serial ‘Made in Chelsea,’ which was filmed in Sri Lanka. The event was attended by a number of travel journalists, including the Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, representatives of Shangri-La Hotels, Massey Partnership, as well as actors and actresses starring in the TV show.
Made in Chelsea is an award-winning reality television series broadcast by E4 in the United Kingdom. The show journals the lives of affluent young people in the West London area.Prior to the commencement of the TV show, two-minutes of silence was observed in memory of the late Dr Lester James Peiris, and his contribution to the film industry of Sri Lanka and the world at large. A documentary featuring the life and works of Dr Lester James Peiris was screened.
Speaking on the occasion, Acting High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna said that a number of notable Hollywood movies including, David Lean’s ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai,’ and Steven Spielberg’s ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,’ were filmed in Sri Lanka. He also mentioned the recent TV serial ‘The Good Karma Hospital,’ which was filmed in Sri Lanka and aired on ITV. The Acting High Commissioner further stated that Sri Lanka has much to offer film makers: not only excellent locations, but also a diverse array of human resources that cut across different production categories, as witnessed by the many international accolades received by Sri Lankan film makers.