Sri Lankan director and writer who won the Sarvodaya National Award in 1998.
He started his career writing short stories and published a collection as a teenager.
He won the Gratiaen Prize for the best piece of creative writing for his novel Bringing Tony Home in 1996.
He was born to Sir Arthur Solomn de Fonseka and lady Agnus de Fonseka in Sri Lanka.
He and Steven Spielberg were both successful filmmakers.