During the war the stylized theatre form increasingly became popular in the northern and east regions of Sri Lanka. Then most of the plays were political allegory since a performance expressing explicit views on aspect related to the war was not encouraged the above stylize form has been unique trend. Our senior artists have made enormous contribution to the creation of this form.
The country has been greatly affected in the aftermath of the war by the consequences of the conflict such as economic crisis, loses, trauma, power struggle and conspiracy. As a result, corruption and bribery raised their head. The prevailing situation brought about solidarity among all the people irrespective of differences. This play also reinforces the above mentioned reality. The present educational system in no way contributed to addressing any of the hardships people undergo now. The debt burden is shouldered by the ordinary masses. Eventually they have to even lose their loincloth.
Dr. Kathiresu Rathitharan is a well-known scriptwriter and director and a Senior Lecturer of Drama and Theatre in the Department of Fine Arts, University of Jaffna. He completed his doctoral studies in Theatre Arts at the Central University of Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Rathitharan scripted and directed his first play VelikkulYaanai in 1985. Since then, he has directed more than 30 plays of his own scripts and directed about 15 translated and original scripts of other artistes. He has also acted in 25 stage dramas.
His contribution to the field of drama and theatre arts include children's plays, social plays, street dramas, comedy, classical plays, mime, poetic drama, experimental plays and forum theatre in Srilankan Tamil theatre tradition.