Veteran film director Wasantha Obeysekara passes away

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.

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