was able to be associated with Sri Lanka Television from its earliest days on. Television was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1979, with Independent Television Network (I.T.N,) as the first TV station. In 1985 the first Teledrama of I.T.N. was televised .This serialized Teledrama was Vajiraá Sumith Jayantha Dias functioned as the Assistant Director of this Teledrama.
after ITN started Two Soap Operas ,” veeduru Gewal ” Director Ananda Sirisena ,Production Manager Sumith Jayantha Dias , Another One is “Kopi Kade ” ( Coffee shop ) still running this Soap Opera and its Hold South Asian Television Record Long Running Television Soap ,Sumith Jayantha Dias who is one of Former Director and directed More then 325 Episodes , also wrote its Scripts, and he was introduced many of Characters.
After he was contributes many of functioning and including Camera,Lighting, Graphics ,Editing,also Producing many of Programes including Live Programes,
” Madhu rasanga”
“Chithra geetha ”
“Kala Rasanga” Live Programes ,even Television Dramas,
” Red Rosses ”
Also He won The ITN first National Award in 1995
The Sumathi Best Television Current Affairs Award is presented annually in Sri Lanka by the Sumathi Group of Campany associated with many commercial brands for the best Sri Lankan television current affairs of the year in television screen.
The award was first given in 1995. Following is a list of the winners of this prestigious title since then.
1995 Vimasuma Sumith Jayantha Dias
1996 Vimasuma Sumith Jayantha Dias