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Veteran Actor Vijaya Nandasiri passes away

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Veteran Actor Vijaya Nandasiri, who played the main role in several Sinhala movies and tele dramas passed away this morning at the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital.

He was 69 years of age at the time of his passing away. 'Nonawaruni Mahathwaruni, Ethuma, Kathura, and Yes Boss were notable sitcoms in which he played the main rold. His was a former student of Vidyakara Vidyalaya in Maharagama.

Mr. Nandasiri played the character of Maname in Professor Ediriweera Srachchandra’s Maname and also appeared in many other plays such as 'Singha Bhahu, Mahasara and Ratnawalee'.

Yasa Isuru, Sandakada Pahana, Bengali Walalu, Sasara, Rail Para and the most recent Sikuru Hathe were some of the popular films Mr. Nandasiri acted in.

He was married to actress Devika Mihirani and they have two children.


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  • Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 08 August 2016 03:04 PM

    Entertainer par excellence. Saddest news. May his samsaric journey be short!

    Imeee Monday, 08 August 2016 03:05 PM

    Rest in peace.......

    Samantha Perera Saturday, 13 August 2016 02:30 PM

    A brilliant actor and a great human being. May he attain nirvana.

    Rex Perumal Monday, 08 August 2016 03:10 PM

    A wonderful and talented actor, who made us to laugh in all his tele dramas and films. Even he made us to laugh at the advertisement of Sampath Bank Double Vasiya.May his soul rest in peace.

    Manel Monday, 08 August 2016 03:58 PM

    Sad news. May you rest in peace.

    Nimz Monday, 08 August 2016 03:59 PM

    Very Talented actor in what ever form, really enjoyed is roles in many forms in TV or Big Theater. Really a sad loss and would be immensely missed. Expected him to perform for many years to come, Thanking you Vijaya for making us entertained. May you attain Nibbana

    Lanka Atapttu Monday, 08 August 2016 04:28 PM

    Dear death please take all our bad politicians but not beautiful souls like Mr.Vijaya Nandasiri......RIP sir ...... via DM Android App

    rhm Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:34 AM

    The great actor in this decade

    ananda Monday, 08 August 2016 04:41 PM

    Very sad to hear his sudden demise. My sympathise to his family. via DM Android App

    Sharon Monday, 08 August 2016 04:42 PM

    May he attain the Supreme Nibbhana...

    Ajja Monday, 08 August 2016 04:43 PM

    You are a genuine,talented,extra ordinary stage dramatist and a great actor in the silver screen.We are sure to miss your scene of humor and that great personality.May you attend Nibbana.

    Gihan De Saram Monday, 08 August 2016 04:46 PM

    Great loss not only to the entertainment industry but also to the country.May you attain the Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Piyumi Fernando Monday, 08 August 2016 04:49 PM

    A great loss. May you attain Nirwana dear Mr Nandasiri.

    Mohomed Monday, 08 August 2016 05:04 PM

    Good comedian and rest in peace chief

    Rajan Monday, 08 August 2016 05:16 PM

    To make people laugh, forgetting for a moment all their problems and suffering is a blessing. You did this abundantly and left such a void, which will be difficult to fill. Thank you, Vijaya, may you attain Nibbana.

    Lokka Monday, 08 August 2016 05:23 PM

    What a massive lost to the country RIP via DM Android App

    praba Monday, 08 August 2016 05:28 PM

    A great loss to theatre. May he attain Nibbana.

    LSP Monday, 08 August 2016 06:01 PM

    All these responses show how much he was loved, admired and respected.May he attain Nirvana. And heartfelt sympathies to the family.

    VoiceOfLanka Monday, 08 August 2016 06:08 PM

    Do you have to be that brash? Say it politely, without emitting stench with modern SL politicians' vocabulary. Thanx.

    VoiceOfLanka Monday, 08 August 2016 06:12 PM

    A talented artiste with only one agenda in mind- performing well. Thank you and may you attain nibbana!

    Cobra Monday, 08 August 2016 07:05 PM

    A whole chunk of the Sinhala cinema and stage has gone never to be replaced. May he rest in peace!

    dera Monday, 08 August 2016 07:11 PM

    yes boss too. RIP

    TONY Monday, 08 August 2016 07:37 PM


    ANTON Monday, 08 August 2016 07:51 PM

    I HAVE NO WORDS .......... SO SAD .....

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 08 August 2016 08:05 PM

    Immeasurable loss, entertainer par excellence. May your samsaric journey be short!

    Madura Monday, 08 August 2016 08:35 PM

    He is a great actor. He has championed in stage drama tele drama as well as movies. He had a grrat ability to make people laugh and provide quality entertainment to entire family. May him attain nibbana and my greatest sympathies to entire family....... via DM Android App

    Prasa Monday, 08 August 2016 08:50 PM

    The news gave my heart a big pain. He may attein nibbana..

    Gamaya Monday, 08 August 2016 08:58 PM

    Death cometh in a moment and taketh all away.We have lost a great actor who will be missed.

    Nishio Tuesday, 09 August 2016 04:16 PM

    Great actor and a great loss to The cinema industry!Rest in peace!

    clueless Tuesday, 09 August 2016 03:09 AM

    King Maname. will be sorely missed.May he attain nibbana. via DM Android App

    ME Tuesday, 09 August 2016 04:44 PM


    Jeremy Stephen Tuesday, 09 August 2016 03:45 AM

    RIP - So sad. I couldn't believe...... May his soul rest in peace. He is one of my favourite actors. May God give strength to his family to go through the pain.

    Suresh hettiarachchi Tuesday, 09 August 2016 07:08 AM

    This is sad news indeed. My wife and I recently had the pleasure of seeing Mr Nandasiri Live on stage. It was one of the most entertaining two hours of our lives. He was an Icon and a legend of our times. Such a nice person too, always willing to talk to anyone in the most humble fashion. His life was an example of how a celebrity can be a normal person loved by all. My thoughts go out to his beloved wife and family. May he attain eternal happiness

    Titanic Tuesday, 09 August 2016 07:23 AM

    my favourite actor via DM Android App

    Anil Tuesday, 09 August 2016 09:22 PM

    An actor who hilariously showed what a set of jokers are our politicians. Thank you for all what you have done and cleaning hearts with your natural acting.

    annoyed Monday, 08 August 2016 01:43 PM

    RIP. Great actor. Made people laugh and enjoy.

    kaboos Monday, 08 August 2016 01:43 PM

    Veteran and legend actor Vijaya Nandasiri without any political agenda May soul rest in peace.

    gdj100 Monday, 08 August 2016 01:48 PM

    A great loss to the artistic community of the country and the nation as a whole. Your memorable roles in nonawaruni mahathwaruni, ethuma and sikuru hathe just to name a few will always be in our hearts.

    Dera Monday, 08 August 2016 02:00 PM

    A lot of people talk about only one side of him. There was so much talent in him; was the first to star as Prince Maname. May you attain nibbana!

    Clare Monday, 08 August 2016 02:03 PM

    Am very sad, he was such a good actor and he made every one laugh. What a shame. May his soul rest in peace.

    willows Monday, 08 August 2016 02:11 PM

    It was shock to hear his untimely death - great loss to the industry.May he rest in peace.

    Niahl Gunatilake Monday, 08 August 2016 02:12 PM

    Hello Dera - Don't talk nonsense. First Maname Prince was late BEN SIRIMANNA who was a teacher at St.Mary's College, Dehiwela. One Trilishia played the Opposite role as PRINCESS. How I know this. I saw Maname In the famous WALE Peradeniya- bye-Nihal Gunatilake

    hemantha Monday, 08 August 2016 02:25 PM

    May you attain Nibbana.

    yaka mahaththaya Monday, 08 August 2016 02:32 PM

    Niahl Gunatilake... don't try to play god here. just correct him (dera.. instead of writing 'nonesense')...people may have not correct memories of the past and we have to correct them politely.. it is not a big deal for you to have watched maname ..... all of us have watched it even when Mr nandasiri was the prince and damma jagoda was the wedda

    Bala Monday, 08 August 2016 02:38 PM

    Oh. Unbelievable. He was exceptional - drama, comedy and serious stuff. I saw him at Punchi Theatre only few days ago 23rd July giving his usual quality performance in Aluth Horek Owna. Ohuta Nivam Pathami. My condolences to Devika Mihirani.

    chan Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:38 AM

    you make us happy, sorry we cant see you again in live.RIP My favorite actor.

    sudesh Monday, 08 August 2016 02:53 PM

    Rest In Peace . Great Actor with Marvelous Talent.

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