Sri Lankan politician who was a Member of Parliament and worked as Cabinet Minister Of Labour, Housing etc. for more than three decades.
He worked as a government clerical officer, and tried acting in the play, King Dhatusena in 1941.
He served as Prime Minister in 1971 after writing Amba Yahaluwo, a popular children's novel, in 1957.
He married Tamara Kumari Ilangaratne, and they had four children.
Another actor and politician like him is Ronald Reagan.