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Sirasa Lakshapathi (Sinhala: සිරස ලක්ෂපති) is the one of three Sri Lankan versions for Sinhala-speaking peoples based off from the British game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Premiered in September 18, 2010 on Sirasa TV. Hosted by Lucky Dias and Chandana Suriyabandara. It is the most popular Sri Lankan version due to Sinhala being the dominant language spoken in the country.

Payments to the contestants are made digitally on behalf of Sampath Bank.

Lifelines

In this version four lifelines are used:

Seasons

  • Season 1 (89 episodes, September 18, 2010 - August 30, 2011)
  • Season 2 (239 episodes, September 5, 2011 - July 29, 2012)
  • Season 3 (42 episodes, September 26, 2012 - August 30, 2013)
  • Season 4 (53 episodes, September 6, 2013 - August 31, 2014)
  • Season 5 (57 episodes, September 7, 2014 - May 24, 2015)
  • Season 6 (56 episodes, September 4, 2016 - October 1, 2017)
  • Season 7 (75 episodes, September 22, 2018 - June 16, 2019)
  • Season 8 (78 episodes, September 12, 2020 - June 6, 2021)
  • Season 9 (? episodes, July 10, 2021 - 2022)

Note: For 8 seasons, in total 689 episodes aired.

Money Tree

18.09.2010 - 06.06.2021

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
15 Rs. 2,000,000 Rs. 1,000,000 Rs. 125,000 Rs. 875,000
14 Rs. 1,000,000 Rs. 500,000 Rs. 375,000
13 Rs. 500,000 Rs. 300,000 Rs. 175,000
12 Rs. 300,000 Rs. 200,000 Rs. 75,000
11 Rs. 200,000 Rs. 125,000 Rs. 0
10 Rs. 125,000 Rs. 75,000 Rs. 10,000 Rs. 65,000
9 Rs. 75,000 Rs. 50,000 Rs. 40,000
8 Rs. 50,000 Rs. 35,000 Rs. 25,000
7 Rs. 35,000 Rs. 20,000 Rs. 10,000
6 Rs. 20,000 Rs. 10,000 Rs. 0
5 Rs. 10,000 Rs. 5,000 Rs. 0 Rs. 5,000
4 Rs. 5,000 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000
3 Rs. 3,000 Rs. 2,000 Rs. 2,000
2 Rs. 2,000 Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000
1 Rs. 1,000 Rs. 0 Rs. 0

10.07.2021-present

Due to inflation, the top prize was increased by 50 percent to Rs. 3 million (about US$15,000). Rs. 3 million in 2021 had the same purchasing power as Rs. 2 million back in 2011.

Further inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the rupee. As of April 2022, the top prize was worth less than US$10,000, which is insufficient to buy a new car.

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
15 Rs. 3,000,000 Rs. 2,000,000 Rs. 200,000 Rs. 1,800,000
14 Rs. 2,000,000 Rs. 1,000,000 Rs. 800,000
13 Rs. 1,000,000 Rs. 500,000 Rs. 300,000
12 Rs. 500,000 Rs. 300,000 Rs. 100,000
11 Rs. 300,000 Rs. 200,000 Rs. 0
10 Rs. 200,000 Rs. 100,000 Rs. 20,000 Rs. 80,000
9 Rs. 100,000 Rs. 70,000 Rs. 50,000
8 Rs. 70,000 Rs. 50,000 Rs. 30,000
7 Rs. 50,000 Rs. 30,000 Rs. 10,000
6 Rs. 30,000 Rs. 20,000 Rs. 0
5 Rs. 20,000 Rs. 10,000 Rs. 0 Rs. 10,000
4 Rs. 10,000 Rs. 8,000 Rs. 8,000
3 Rs. 8,000 Rs. 4,000 Rs. 4,000
2 Rs. 4,000 Rs. 2,000 Rs. 2,000
1 Rs. 2,000 Rs. 0 Rs. 0

Winners

Top Prize Winners

Penultimate Prize Winners

Sources

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