Sidu also known as Malee 3 is a 2016 Sri Lankan long-running teledrama and is the third installment in the Malee TV series which aires in 2011–12 broadcast on TV Derana. It is a sequel to the 2013 teledrama Aththamma (Malee 2) and follows the story of Malee's son, Sidu who is abducted by his mother's former foes, and the boy's friendship with a young Buddhist monk. Sidu is written by Saman Edirimunee and directed by Thilina Boralessa. This drama aired from 8 August 2016 to 7 January 2022. A sequel named Shakthi (Sidu 2) aired from 10 January 2022 to 4 August 2023.


Sidu who inherits wizarding powers, returns to Sri Lanka from England with his father, Nirmal. However, he is kidnapped by his mother's former foe, Ukkuwa and his son, Nandipala. Ukkuwa erases Sidu's memory. Nandipala, pretending as Sumanasiri, elopes to a rural village named, Polpithigama. He introduces Sidu as his nephew, Malitha and works to a gem businessman, Manchanayake. Sidu befriends with a little Buddhist monk of Polpithigama temple, Soratha Thero.