Veteran actress Chithra Wakishta dies at the age of 83

Veteran actress Chithra Wakishta dies at the age of 83

Veteran actress Chithra Wakishta dies at the age of 83

Written by Staff Writer

31 May, 2019 | 2:15 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Veteran actress Chithra Wakishta passed away at the age of 83. Her relatives said that she passed away while receiving treatment at the National Hospital this morning (May 31).

Born on December 23rd 1936, her acting career kick-started with the teledrama “Dimuthumuthu.” Having graced the silver screen with the “Podiputha” she also acted in several other films such as Kaliyugaya, Yuganthaya and Gahenu Lamai.

She was awarded the Presidents Award for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Gahenu Lamai”. She marked her spot in the acting trade of Sri Lanka through her role as “Somi-nona” in the longest drama of Asia “Kopi Kade.”

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