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Bambaru Avith ( බඹරු ඇවිත් )

Updated: Jul 6

Bambaru Avith (The Wasps are Here) is a 1978 Sri Lankan Sinhala drama film directed by Dharmasena Pathiraja.


In a fishing village, Anton Aiya is an exploiter who outwardly resembles and acts like a regular fisherman, but he exploits and feeds off the other fishermen. In this setting, members of the urban entrepreneurial youth. They have adapted to Western culture, dressing like Westerners and preferring Western music.

Conflict arises between Anton Aiya and Baby Mahattaya (Victor), a representative of the urban youth. A middle-class leftist, Weerasena, is also part of this group. The arrival of these youths has clearly caused a social crisis requiring a solution, and all Weerasena can do is stand on a platform and deliver a speech that no one listens to.

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