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Maurice Dahanayake dies

2013-07-26 04:01:43
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Veteran film actor and singer Maurice Dahanayake passed away this morning at the age of 81, family sources said.

He was down with illness during the past couple of years.

In a career spanning several decades Maurice Dahanayake has played crucial roles in maintaining high standards in the local arts.

His songs like ‘Onna Olu Malak', ‘Sudo Poddak Andanna', ‘Meth Mal Pibidewa', 'Muthu Mitak Piri Eththe' are some creations that will linger in our memories forever.

Having made his film debut in Pravesam Venna, he went on to act in several movies like Para Walalu, Adare Hithenawa Dekkama, Hondama Welawa, Hondai Narakai, Lassan Kella, Unnath Dahai Malath Dahai, Kolompoor and others.

Having worked at the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation he later also rose to become its Chairman too. He is the brother of popular dancer Padmini Dahanayake (Ramesh)


  Comments - 15

  • ANTON Friday, 26 July 2013 04:32

    VERY GOOD WESTERN ORIENTED SINHALESE SINGER, TALENTED ACTOR , HEAVEN IS A PLACE NEARBY, SO THERE IS NO NEED TO SAY GOODBYE.

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    Porky Pig Friday, 26 July 2013 04:37

    Thanks you sir and adios. Really enjoyed listening to your songs as a teenager.

    Reply : 0       20

    gOBBAYA Friday, 26 July 2013 05:01

    May your soul rest In peace

    Reply : 0       15

    kimbula Friday, 26 July 2013 05:18

    Luv his voice. Listened to all his songs recently. May your soul rest in peace.

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    sanjeeval Friday, 26 July 2013 05:52

    u r a legend

    rip, sir

    Reply : 0       10

    Hemantha Friday, 26 July 2013 05:55

    Remembering"බැඳිලා ප්‍රේම බැම්මේ.නොබලා කෙසේද ඉන්නේ.මම අතුල සෙනෙවි.ප්‍රේමි.කුමරී දකින්ට ආමී".May you attain Nibana.

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    Suren Friday, 26 July 2013 06:03

    For many you were an outstanding singer, actor. But for us, You were a great human. May you attain Nibbana.

    Reply : 0       8

    KaluSudha Friday, 26 July 2013 06:55

    Sad loss!
    R.I.P...............

    Reply : 0       4

    kamal malwatta Friday, 26 July 2013 07:46

    god bless him

    Reply : 0       4

    Maha Rajaneni Friday, 26 July 2013 08:06

    May he attain NIRVANA.!

    Reply : 0       3

    Regi Friday, 26 July 2013 08:30

    May his soul RIP. His enchanting songs still lingers in your ears

    Reply : 0       5

    willows Friday, 26 July 2013 09:13

    lose of a golden voice and golden human RIP

    Reply : 0       5

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 26 July 2013 10:03

    Another old brigade voice silenced but his melodies will linger for ever.

    Reply : 0       5

    manoj Friday, 26 July 2013 13:11

    Sinhala music is unsophisticated rubbish for unsophisticated people.

    Reply : 5       1

    Andrew1 Friday, 26 July 2013 15:20

    I remember him, during my teen age time, and still remember him. God Bless.

    Reply : 0       2

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