Sri Lankan actor who became known for his comedic roles. His performance in Death on a Full Moon Day earned him a Silver Screen Award for Best Asian Actor.
He worked for Sirisena Wimalaweera's studio Nawajeewana.
His novel, Maha Bambata Muhunu Dekai, was published in 1972.
He was born the oldest of four children.
Like Adam Sandler, he mostly played comic relief roles in his films.