Cyril Dharmawardana passes away
Veteran actor and former Southern Provincial Council member Cyril Dharmawardana (67) passed away today (November 8) at the Melbourne Peter Mac Hospital in Australia after battling cancer for the past couple of years, industry sources said.
Cyril Jayatissa Dharmawardana who studied at Richmond College, Galle made his debut as an actor in Henry Jayasena’s play ‘Manaranjana Weda Warjana’. He later acted in stage plays like Makara, Apata Puthe Magak Nethe, Diriya Mawa, Duwili etc. but his role as Saranapala in Kelani Palama became the turning point in his career.
As a film actor he displayed his prowess in Walampuri, Hima Gira, Mother Teresa, Ammai Duwai and other creations apart from tele dramas like Giraya, Bodima, Nadee Geethaya, Hiruta Muwawen (Indiappa Kathawa), Siwu Diya Dahara and several others.
Cyril was married to well known author Swarna Kanthi Rajapakse.
(Courtesy: DM Online)
- India did more for Sri Lanka than IMF – Jaishankar May 28, 2023
- Sri Lanka to Issue digital birth certificates May 28, 2023
- Nathasha Edirisooriya arrested over remarks on Buddhism May 28, 2023
- Veteran Diplomat Jayantha Dhanapala passes away May 27, 2023
- Sri Lanka President instructs to install high-tech scanners at BIA VIP terminal May 27, 2023
- Sri Lanka to commence Cannabis cultivation project May 26, 2023
- Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen reassigned to Kurunegala Hospital May 26, 2023