Daya Rajapakse no more

26 July 2015 06:14 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Veteran cartoonist and comic strip writer Daya Rajapakse died at the National Hospital in Colombo this morning at the age of 78.

Daya Rajapakse was introduced to the cinema with his comic strip story "Hulawali" drawn for Sarasaviya newspaper in the 1970s.

About 15 of Daya's comic strip stories were made into films and among them are Sakwithi Suwaya, Suboda, Raktha , Niwan Dakna Jathi Dakwa, Niliyakata Pem Kalemi, Ahimi Dadamang and Malani Fonseka's 'Sasara Chethana' to name a few.

Rajapakse is one of the few of the initial staff members of Wijeya Newspaper's Limited from its inception in 1979.
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  • Junior Monday, 05 October 2015 12:09 PM

    I will see you soon siya.

    Siri Dissanayake Sunday, 26 July 2015 09:06 PM

    I love this gentleman, once he was introduce to me by another great artist Janaka Rathnayake, and I was so fortunate talk to this humble ,person, May he attain Nibbana.

    dcol Sunday, 26 July 2015 12:41 PM

    May He Attain Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!A very simple person who created very complex characters from his paint brushRespect!

    nata Sunday, 26 July 2015 07:32 PM

    oops...i thought Mahinda Rajapakse :(


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