Mr Chandran Ratnam, an old boy (at Guru around 1950-52) of S. Thomas’ College Gurutalawa who has helped the College and the OBA activities.
According to an article published on Colombo Gazette on the 7th July 2013, Mr Chandran Ratnam is currently directing the movie ‘According To Matthew’.
Set for release internationally early next year, the film is based on court records in the murder case of the priest who was sentenced to death but was later freed in November 1997 under a general amnesty.
“This is one of the mot diabolical murder cases in history. A very unusual story but true story. This was the talk of the town in the 70s when he was arrested and tried for murder along with his mistress. I wanted to do this for a long time. I discussed the story once with father Mathew. But he had a different side to it. It was not practical so I stepped back from the project. But now I’m doing it based on court records and what I knew of father Peiris. He was my pastor at ST Paul’s Kingsley road. I’ve known him for a while. He also stayed with me in Los Angeles. There was a lot of good in the man as well as the deceit and arrogance that he displayed during his life which was unknown to us at that time and was revealed to the world during the trial,” Chandran Rutnam said while on the set of the movie.
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Source : Colombo Gazette
The following article was also published on the Colombo Gazette on the 8th July.
We, the Old Boys of Gurutalawa, take this opportunity to congratulate our own Chandran Rantnam for his achievement and for the upcoming movie.