Film actor and politician who was known for his role as Willie Abeynayake in the 1970 film, Nidhanaya. He received additional recognition for his portrayal of ASP Wicrema Randeniya in Welikathara.
He started out wanting to be a cameraman while working as a second Assistant Director for the 1956 films, Bridge on the River Kwai and Rekava.
In 1989, he was elected to Parliament as a representative of the Matara District.
He married Dorothy Margaret Valencia in 1962. They had four children together.
He was an actor and politician, just like former U.S. President, Ronald Reagan.