A recipient of the Sarasaviya Best Actress Award and numerous Sarasaviya Most Popular Actress Awards, this Sri Lankan movie star appeared in more than fifty films during the first two decades of her career. She is perhaps best known for her roles in Aswesuma, Saptha Kanya, and Uppalawanna.
When she was still a teenager, she made her big screen debut in the Roy De Silva-directed feature It's a Matter of Time.
She studied at Methodist College, Colombo.
She grew up in Panadura and Colombo, Sri Lanka, as the daughter of Daisy Weeraratne and filmmaker Timothy Weeraratne. In 2002, she married business executive Roshantha Kariyapperuma.
She co-starred with fellow Sri Lankan actor Kamal Addararachchi in both It's a Matter of Time and Saptha Kanya.