Last Updated : 20-09-2014 19:36

 

 
 

Mercy passes away; but memories will live on

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‘Made Lagina Tharawan Nawannada Mang – Uru Delen Mona Gajamuthu Aragannada Mang’. This song will no doubt remind you of the actress Mercy Edirisinghe who sang and played the lead role in the Tharawo Igilethi stage play which became immensely popular.

Multi-talented Mercy who excelled in many spheres including acting, singing, dubbing and music, passed away this morning at a private hospital in Gampaha at the age of 69. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday.

She also took part in radio plays like Handiye Gedara in which she was ‘Miss Do Little’, Jane Akka in Vajira and in the ever popular Vinoda Samaya series.

 Dona Mercy Malini Edirisinghe studied at Pamunuwila Roman Chathlc School, St. Joseph’s Convent Kegalle and Parakrama Vidyalaya, Rambukkana where she excelled in all forms of arts from grade one onwards.

Among the 100 plus stage plays in which she acted were Aluth Dawasak, Mawak Saha Duwak, Dunna Dunu Gamuwe, Hitha Honda Ammandi, Muthu Kumari, Rankanda, Idama, Harima Badu Hayak, Ahasin Watunu Minissu, Ambu Semiyo, Saibu Nana, Samudradevi, Sivamma Dhanapala, Mudu Puththu and her own productions Mohini, Devlowa Doni and Vishva Sundari.

In the mid seventies she first acted in M. V. Balan’s Hitha Honda Minihek and followed it up with movies like Walmathwuwo, Diyamanthi, Palangetiyo, Nuwan Renu, Sakwithi Suwaya, Okkoma Rajawaru, Hondin Nethnam Narakin, Hitha Honda Puthek, Asai Bayai, Dhawala Pushpaya, Raththaran malli, Puthuni Mata Wasana and others.

 
 

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-0+1 # Dera 2014-03-17 09:38
Your contribution to the industry and the country is immense....may you attain the supreme bliss of nibbana....
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-0+1 # Batangala 2014-03-17 09:44
Mercy Akka, A born multi - talented artist ever donated by mother Sri Lanka. We are so proud of you. Your memories will not fade away for years to come.
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-0+1 # ANTON 2014-03-17 09:51
OH DEAR MERCY, EVEN NANDA MAALINI COULD NOT SING THE SONG " MADE LAGINA THAARAAWAN NAAWANNADA MAN........." BETTER THAN YOU, REST IN PEACE, JESUS WILL LOVE YOUR JOKES.
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-0+1 # Kid 2014-03-17 09:55
RIP Mercy Edirisinghe
Enjoyed all your plays as a kid. Thank you for the entertainment.
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# Mary 2014-03-17 10:03
My Deepest Sympathies to a Great Actress. May she attain nibbana
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-0+1 # ANTON 2014-03-17 10:04
PLEASE GIVE MY KIND REGARDS TO ANNESLY, BERTY AND SAMUEL, BYE MRS. DO LITTLE, RIP.
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# Mohamed 2014-03-17 10:07
RIP
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# Dee 2014-03-17 10:36
May you soul rest in peace
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-0+2 # Pragasam C R 2014-03-17 10:38
Your memories will stay for ever with everyone who ever had a glimpse of your acting!

May God Bless her soul!
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-0+2 # be fair 2014-03-17 10:58
Thank you for the entertainment. May your soul rest in peace.

I hope that your legacy will inspire the younger generation of actors/actress so that honesty, integrity and dedication are upheld, as those seems difficulty to come by in this day and age
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-0+2 # kondebendapucheena 2014-03-17 11:04
R I P
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-0+2 # Sue 2014-03-17 11:19
Thank you for the entertainment. May your soul rest in peace.
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-0+2 # Roshan 2014-03-17 11:28
Mercy Edidirisinghe is oneof my favorite artistes, she was very talented, We will never ever have a talented artiste like her,,.. I am hearty worrying about her decease.......
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-0+2 # Sad Boy 2014-03-17 11:28
RIP Mercy!
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-0+1 # Samitha Silva 2014-03-17 12:00
No replacement to match her talents.. R.I.P .
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-0+2 # Exhorcist 2014-03-17 12:15
RIP WE ENJOYED YOUR ENTERTAINIG PERFORMANCES
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-0+2 # Public 2014-03-17 12:16
We miss you Mercy! May you rest in peace. Your song "Made Lagina Tharawan" will be remembered for generations.
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-0+2 # anura 2014-03-17 12:21
Mercy Edirisinghe was a great artist with many talents. You hardly come across such talent these days. She should have received more national recognition for her services as a stage actress. But as usual ,we talk about her only after her death.
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-0+1 # Ravi 2014-03-17 13:28
She will be blessed. Never went after the politicians.
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# Nihal Amarasekera 2014-03-17 14:41
Really talented artist par excellence. Thanks for the entertainment you gave us in this world. RIP Mam!
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-0+3 # hd 2014-03-17 15:26
you had that rare gift to light up everybody's heart's. the arts are poorer without you.
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-0+2 # prabha 2014-03-17 15:30
Mercy was an impressive talented artist whose performance still lingers fresh in my mind. May her soul rest in peace.
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-0+2 # Amjad 2014-03-17 15:32
RIP
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# Thilina 2014-03-17 15:50
One of the best female Sri Lankan comedian. May she attain nibbana !!
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# Fernando 2014-03-17 16:00
We miss you a lot Mercy Akka. May your soul rest in peace!
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-0+2 # sathya 2014-03-17 16:06
We will miss you....
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# Viraj 2014-03-17 16:15
Great loss to Sri Lanken Theater and cinema. May her soul Rest in Peace
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# Marie 2014-03-17 17:07
RIP Mercy. What beautiful comments of appreciation from your fans.
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# TSF 2014-03-17 18:30
RIP Mercy. Bet you are dancing with St Peter!
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-0+1 # jim pappa 2014-03-17 19:13
Mercy, you brought us happiness and put a smile on our lips, for which we are ever grateful. May your soul rest in peace.
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# max 2014-03-17 19:22
god bless her soul.she had entertained millions and her spirits receive these positive energy.
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# garawi 2014-03-17 19:42
I was not aware that she was a stage actress as I have been away from SL for decades. But I rememer from a excellent but very funny roles she did with Berty, Annesly and a third actor whose name I cannot remember in " Vihilu Thahalu" for decades. We used to call her, lovingly, "mage punchi angilla" taken from one of her funny quote from that program! We will miss her! May she attain nibbana!
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# bhoja 2014-03-17 20:22
Miss you Akki RIP
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# Fuzzy 2014-03-17 23:13
Will never forget her comedy roles with berty , anesly dias and the other guy. Rest in peace
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# srinath 2014-03-18 00:56
Great talented actress
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# sootikka 2014-03-18 01:04
May her soul rest in peace .....their wouldn't be any one to my knowledge who wouldn't have loved the characters she played
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# dass 2014-03-18 02:43
RIP happy soul !
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