Veteran artist  J.H. Jayawardena passes away

Veteran artist J.H. Jayawardena passes away

Veteran artist J.H. Jayawardena passes away

Written by Lahiru Fernando

03 Jun, 2015 | 12:54 pm

Veteran artist J.H. Jayawardena  passed away on Tuesday night at his home in Kandana. He was ninety-five-years old at the time of his passing.

Born in Kurunegala in 1921, Jayawardena entered the field of aesthetics through radio drama shows. He went on to give life to numerous memorable characters on the theatre stage, the cinema and television.

The veteran artist also played parts in several successful stage productions including Makarakshaya, Ahasin Vetunu Minissu, Kelani Palama and Uthure Rahula.

He appeared in films including Adishtanaya Saptha Kanya and teledramas as Lokke Mama, Dadayama and Dala Rala Pela.

The final rites of this celebrated, award -winning actor will be held on Thursday June 4.


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