Veteran film director Wasantha Obeysekara passes away
April 8, 2017 11:05 am
Award winning Sri Lankan film director Wasantha Obeysekara has passed away at the age of 78.
He passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo today (8) after battling a long-term illness.
The veteran film maker and screen writer is known for his cinematic masterpieces such as Palangetiyo (1979), Dadayama (1984) and Death at the Doorstep (1998).
A recipient of the Kala Keerthi national honour, Obeysekera entered the film industry with Sath Samudura in 1967 which he co-wrote and worked on as assistant director.
In 1971 he was awarded a certificate in Cinematography by the Comité de libération du cinéma français.
He has won numerous awards for his films such as Palangetiyo and Dadayama.