Title: Abirahasa (Secret).
Poster released: Ceylon, 1971.
Film released: 1971.
Director: Lenin Morais.
Starring: Vijaya Kumarathunga, Malani Fonseka.
Poster type: Ceylon 1 sheet lithograph.
Dimensions: 20” x 30” / 51 x 76cm (poster); 7" x 5" / 18 x 13cm (postcard).
Vijaya Kumarathunga was a famous actor and politician, married to former president Chandrika Kumaranatunga from 1978 until his assassination in 1988. We (co-founders of Stick No Bills Gallery Philip and Meg James Baber and then-1 year old Farrah) found this poster in a derelict cinema in Dehiwela, a large southern suburb of Colombo on a boiling hot day in April 2011 after a crazed, two-day needle-in-a-haystack hunt that took us to the edge.