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Known As : Somasiri Dehipitiya
Real Name : Dehipitiyage Don Somasiri
Died : 1982-04-27
First Released : Sathsamudura 1967
Latest Released : Karadiya Valalla
1985

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Biography

 Dehipitiyage Don Somasiri (1933–1982) was a popular Sri Lankan character actor. He won a Presidential Award for his role in Siribo Aiyya but is perhaps best known for performances in Dharmasena Pathiraja and Vasantha Obeysekera films.

Dehipitiya was born in Gampaha and attended Galahitiyawe Madhya Maha Vidyalaya. After completing his primary education, he began work as a civil servant eventually reaching a position at the Vehicles Department - Colombo in the engineer division.

Dehipitiya made his acting debut in Siri Gunasinghe's landmark Sath Samudura in 1967. Throughout the 1970s and early-1980s, he was a mainstay in alternative cinema with roles in such critically acclaimed works as Thun Man Handiya (1970, Jamis), Ves Gatho (1970, Somey), Hara Lakshaya (1971, Lather Baas), Ahas Gauwa (1974, Somey), Sihasuna (1974, Girigoris), Walmath Wuvo (1977, Somadasa), Deviyani Oba Koheda (1977, Jamis), Eya Dan Loku Lamayek (1977), Bambaru Awith (1978, Sebha), Anupama (1978), Sarungale (1979, Karunaratne), Podi Malli (1979), Siribo Aiyya (1980, Bandula Hamy), Para Dige (1980), Karumakarayo (1980, Thatha), Soldadu Unnahe (1981), Sagarayak Meda (1981) and Ridi Nimnaya (1982, Helenis).
 
Dehipitiya also dabbled as an assistant director with Ves Gatho in 1970 and as a playback singer in Walmath Wuvo with Cyril Wickramage. He died of alcoholism in 1982.
Photo Gallery
Films
Main Actor / Actor
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1976 Diyamanthi Wasantha Obeysekara
2 ) 1976 Saradiyelge Putha Neil Rupasinghe
3 ) 1978 Veera Puran Appu Dr. Lester James Peries
4 ) 1978 Babaru Awith Dharmasena Pathiraja
5 ) 1980 Karumakkarayo Tissa Abeysekara
6 ) 1967 Sathsamudura Siri Gunasinghe
7 ) 1970 Thunman Handiya Mahagama Sekara
8 ) 1971 Haralakshaya Titus Totawatte
9 ) 1974 Sihasuna Titus Totawatte
10 ) 1973 Sadahatama Oba Mage Milton Jayawardhana
11 ) 1973 Hathdinnath Tharu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
12 ) 1973 Dahakin Ekak Meril Albert
13 ) 1974 Ahas Gauwa Dharmasena Pathiraja
14 ) 1974 Kasthuri Suwanda Sena Samarasinghe
15 ) 1974 Dinum Kanuwa Ranjith Perera
16 ) 1974 Kalyani Ganga Dharma Sri Kaldera
17 ) 1975 As Idiripita Deepasiri Perera
18 ) 1977 Maruwa Samaga Vase Titus Totawatte
19 ) 1975 Lassana Kella Neil Rupasinghe
20 ) 1976 Nilla Soya Sena Samarasinghe
21 ) 1978 Asha Daasin Sena Samarasinghe
22 ) 1978 Selinage Walawwa Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
23 ) 1978 Kumara Kumariyo Sudas Maskorala
24 ) 1978 Anupama Sunil Ariyarathna
25 ) 1970 Wes Gaththo Wasantha Obeysekara
26 ) 1976 Walmath Vuvoo Wasantha Obeysekara
27 ) 1976 Asha S.G. Samarasingha
28 ) 1976 Mangala Titus Totawatte
29 ) 1977 Eya Dan Loku Lamayek Dharmasena Pathiraja
30 ) 1977 Deviyani Oba Kohida Aruna Shanthi
31 ) 1977 Pembara Madu Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
32 ) 1977 Chandi Putha
33 ) 1979 Sarungalaya Sunil Ariyarathna
34 ) 1979 Podi Malli Sunil Ariyarathna
35 ) 1979 Visihathara Peya Densil P.Abewardana
36 ) 1980 Jodu Valalu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
37 ) 1980 Kanchana M.A. Sangadasa
38 ) 1982 Yahalu Yeheli Sumithra Peiris
39 ) 1983 Niliyakata Pem Kalemi Siri Kularathna
40 ) 1980 Siribo Ayya Sunil Ariyarathna
41 ) 1983 Bonikka Luvi Vandastratan
42 ) 1985 Karadiya Valalla Cyril Wickramage
43 ) 1984 Batti Dayananda Jayawardane
44 ) 1984 Nivan Dakna Jathi Dakva Somaweera Bopitiya
45 ) 1982 Ridee Nimnaya D.B. Nihalsinghe
46 ) 1982 Sakvithi Suvaya Gamini Fonseka
47 ) 1982 Re Manamali Gamini Fonseka
48 ) 1981 Samawenna Milton Jayawardhana
49 ) 1981 Sathara Diganthaya Sathischandra Edirisinghe
50 ) 1981 Sagarayak Meda Gamini Fonseka
51 ) 1981 Vajira Sunil Ariyarathna
52 ) 1981 Vajira Sunil Ariyarathna
53 ) 1981 Soldadu Unnahe Dharmasena Pathiraja
54 ) 1981 Valampuri Bermine Lylie Fernando
55 ) 1980 Para Dige Dharmasena Pathiraja
56 ) 1980 Parithyaga H.D. Premarathna
57 ) 1976 Pradeepe Ma Weva Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
58 ) 1975 Lassana Dawasak Nimal Silva
59 ) 1974 Sagarika Titus Totawatte
Assistant Director
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1970 Wes Gaththo Wasantha Obeysekara
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