India’s Lyca Productions opens production facility in Sri Lanka | Sunday Observer

India’s Lyca Productions opens production facility in Sri Lanka

10 September, 2023

One of India’s largest film production companies, Lyca Productions, has set up a modern film production facility in Sri Lanka. The company which has one of the best film production facilities in India, aims to transfer knowledge and modern technologies and train Sri Lankans in a bid to boost the local film industry. The announcement was made at a grand launch ceremony attended by stars from the local screen and top names from the film industry in South India.

“Lyca Productions India have a strategic partnership with EAP Films and Theatres (Pvt) Ltd,” said Lyca Group Chairman, Allirajah Subaskaran.

“The EAP Group have a long history in the film industry and we are very happy to join them in establishing a modern film production house in Sri Lanka. Lyca Productions Sri Lanka aims to bridge the gap between large resources and art appreciation and make Sri Lankan movies compete effectively with world movies in all aspects of movie production. As time goes by, there will be more Sri Lankans trained in modern movie-makingacross the sub-continent, and we will enhance our investments for futuredevelopment.”

EAP Films and Theatres has been one of Sri Lanka’s largest producers and exhibitors of films. Itis one of the largest distributors of Sri Lankan, Indian and Hollywood films. The company manages and operates 14 modern cinemas including some of the best theatres in the country such asSavoy, Cinemax, Wilmax and Concord. They offer a wide variety of services to the customers, including Mobile Reservations and Online Reservations. The company also have a network of 45 cinemas in their circuit.

“This is indeed a key milestone for Sinhala cinema,” said actor Ranjan Ramanayake.

“The early Sinhala films were produced in India. The extension of the facilities of Lyca Productions to Sri Lanka will be a major boost for the local film industry. We look forward to many new Sri Lankan movies in the future.”

Chairman of the National Film Corporation Deepal Chandrarathne said, “Our mission is to take all measures to protect, safeguard, develop and promote the Sri Lankan cinema as well as the national film industry as an integral part of the social, economic and cultural life of our country.”