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Vijaya Kumarathunga


Vijaya Kumarathunga

Biography


Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga (Sinhala: කොවිලගේ ඇන්ටන් විජය කුමාරණතුංග Tamil: விஜய_குமாரணதுங்க); (9 October 1945 – 16 February 1988), popularly known as Vijaya Kumaranatunga, was a Popular Sri Lankan Film Actor, Singer and Politician, married to former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaranatunga from 1978 until his Assassination in 1988. He was the Founder of Sri Lanka Mahajana Party
Kumaratunga’s first film was Hanthane Kathawa (හන්තානේ කතාව), in which he played the lead role directed by Sugathapala Senarath Yapa. In a career that spanned nearly two decades, he acted in 123 films, including Ahas Gauwa(1974)(අහස් ගව්ව) , Eya Den Loku Lamayek (1975)(එයා දැන් ලොකු ළමයෙක්) , Ponmani (1977) (පොන්මනි), Bambaru Avith (1977) (බඹරු ඇවිත්), Ganga Addara (1980) (ගඟ අද්දර), Baddegama (1980) (බැද්දේගම), Paradige (1980)(පාර දිගේ), Maha Gedara (1980)(මහ ගෙදර), Kedapathaka Chaya (1989) (කැඩපතක චායා), and Kristhu Charithaya (1990)(ක්රිස්තු චරිතය). He acted in one English-language film, The God King, and one Tamil film, Nanguram.also he is a most popular actor in his era
He also performed as a playback singer in several films; recorded more than 100 songs; and produced two films, Waradata Danduwam and Samawa which was released after his death.





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