Malee 3 also known as Sidu 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 began airing from 8 August 2016.


Nine-year-old Sidu returns to Sri Lanka from England with his father, Nirmal for a brief visit, While his mother, Malee and elder sister, Theruni are in England. Malee's former foe and witchcraft practicing uncle, Ukkuwa, uses this opportunity to steal Sidu's wizarding powers, which Sidu is unaware that he has. Ukkuwa who is a ghost now abducts Sidu with his son, Nandipala and wipes out the boy's memory and hides in a rural village. Nandipala changes his identity as Sumanasiri and finds a job as an estate worker in a rich gem business of the village under the Ukkuwa's advice. Then, Nandipala pretends the boy is his deceased brother's child named Malitha. Unaware of what happened to him, Sidu befriends the 6-year-old little Buddhist monk of the village temple, Sorataha saamanera and the two eventually become best friends.