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Known As : Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Real Name : Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Birthday : 1945-October-9
Died : 1988-02-
First Released : Manamalayo 1967
Latest Released : Eya Obata Barai
1998

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  • 96 Films [Main Actor]
  • 2 Films [Producer]
  • 22 Films [Actor]
  • Biography

    Vijaya Kumaranatunga (October 9, 1945 - February 16, 1988) also Vijaya Kumaratunga was a popular Sri Lankan film actor and politician, married to former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga from 1978 to his assassination in 1988.

    Family life
    In 1978, Kumaratunga married Chandrika Bandaranaike, daughter of the late Sri Lankan prime minister Solomon Bandaranaike and former prime minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Vijaya Kumaratunga and Chandrika Bandaranaike had two children,Dr Yasodhara Kumaranatunga Walker and Vimukthi Kumaratunga is a Veterinary Surgeon in UK.

    Cinema career
    Kumaratunga's first film was Hanthane Kathawa, in which he played the lead role. Since then, in a career that spanned nearly two decades, he acted in 114 films including Eya Den Loku Lamayek (1975), Ponmani (1977), Bambaru Avith (1977), Ganga Addara (1980), and Baddegama (1980). He also won several awards. He was voted most popular actor in Sri Lanka from 1983 to 1988. Vijaya performed in one English film, The God King and one Tamil film, Nanguran during his career.

    Political career
    He was also a politician, who started his political life in the Lanka Sama Samaja Party. He later joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and was active in the presidential campaign of Hector Kobbekaduwa in 1982. After the election, he was jailed under the emergency regulations by JR Jayawardena for allegedly being a 'Naxalite' (a political creed hitherto and henceforth unknown in Sri Lanka), but he was never charged. He founded the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party (SLMP). He and his party argued for peace in the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka.

    Death and legend
    He was shot in the head with a Type 56 Assault rifle outside his residence in the outskirts of Colombo on February 16, 1988 by Lionel Ranasinghe alias Gamini, who later confessed to the murder upon being questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Ranasinghe, in a 141 page statement, confessed that he was merely carrying out orders given to him by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna ("People's Liberation Front"), an armed Marxist organization which is responsible for assassinations during the late 1980s. His death is still mourned by many people in Sri Lanka.

    Photo Gallery
    Films
    Main Actor / Actor
    No Year Name Character Director
    1 ) 1972 Me Desa Kumatada Thimothy Weerarathna
    2 ) 1976 Diyamanthi Wasantha Obeysekara
    3 ) 1976 Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai Lenin Morais
    4 ) 1976 Adarei Man Adarei Lenin Morais
    5 ) 1977 Sakunthala Villiam Olamas
    6 ) 1977 Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai Lenin Morais
    7 ) 1978 Vishmaya Charles Perera
    8 ) 1978 Kundala Keshi Wimalanath Dissanayaka
    9 ) 1978 Sanda Vata Rantharu Ananda Hewage
    10 ) 1978 AnupamaAsitha Sunil Ariyarathna
    11 ) 1981 Geethika Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    12 ) 1983 Samanala Sihina Premaweera Gunasekara
    13 ) 1991 Madhusamaya K.A. Wijerathne
    14 ) 1981 Anjaana Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    15 ) 1982 Rahasak Nathi Rahasak M.V. Balan
    16 ) 1980 Karumakkarayo Tissa Abeysekara
    17 ) 1982 Maha Gedara Tissa Abeysekara
    18 ) 1989 Mamai Raja Sunil Soma Peiris
    19 ) 1989 Kedapathaka Chaya Wasantha Obeysekara
    20 ) 1976 Pradeepe Ma Weva Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    21 ) 1990 Dese Mal Pipila W. Wilfred Silva
    22 ) 1974 Susi Sena Samarasinghe
    23 ) 1969 Hanthane Kathawa Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
    24 ) 1970 Priyanga Amaranath Jayathilake
    25 ) 1971 Ran Onchilla Dharma Sri Kaldera
    26 ) 1971 Abhirahasa Lenin Morais
    27 ) 1971 Kesara Sinhayo Roland Amarasinghe
    28 ) 1974 Ahas Gauwa Dharmasena Pathiraja
    29 ) 1973 Thushara Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    30 ) 1973 Hathdinnath Tharu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
    31 ) 1973 Dahakin Ekak Meril Albert
    32 ) 1974 Duleeka K.A.W. Perera
    33 ) 1975 Pem Kurullo Luvi Vandastratan
    34 ) 1977 Maruwa Samaga Vase Titus Totawatte
    35 ) 1990 Kristhu CharithayaJesus Christ Sunil Ariyarathna
    36 ) 1993 Surayan Athara Veeraya Roy De Silva
    37 ) 1986 Peralikarayo Dinesh Priyasad
    38 ) 1975 Sikuruliya H.D. Premarathna
    39 ) 1975 Lassana Dawasak Nimal Silva
    40 ) 1975 Sangeetha Thimothy Weerarathna
    41 ) 1995 Hitha Hoda Surayoo Victor Manage
    42 ) 1978 Selinage Walawwa Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
    43 ) 1978 Babaru Awith Dharmasena Pathiraja
    44 ) 1978 Sally Syril P. Abeyrathna
    45 ) 1978 Kumara Kumariyo Sudas Maskorala
    46 ) 1979 Gahaniyak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    47 ) 1979 Podi Malli Sunil Ariyarathna
    48 ) 1976 Ganga Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
    49 ) 1977 Hariyanakota Ohoma Thamai Gamini Hewawitharana
    50 ) 1977 Eya Dan Loku Lamayek Dharmasena Pathiraja
    51 ) 1977 Pembara Madu Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
    52 ) 1981 Suriyakantha Vijaya Darma Sri
    53 ) 1979 Higana Kolla K.A.W. Perera
    54 ) 1979 Monarathenna Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    55 ) 1979 Eka Hitha
    56 ) 1979 Akke Mata Awasara W. Wilfred Silva
    57 ) 1980 Tak Tik Tuk Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    58 ) 1980 Kanchana M.A. Sangadasa
    59 ) 1982 Nawatha Hamu Wemu Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    60 ) 1982 Paramitha Anton Gregory
    61 ) 1982 Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)Samson Roy De Silva
    62 ) 1983 Sivu Ranga Sena Roy Anuradha Sri Bandaranayaka
    63 ) 1983 Pasamithuro Ananda Hewage
    64 ) 1989 Badulu KochchiyaDinesh Kandapola Kumarathunga
    65 ) 1989 Nommara 17 Hemasiri Sellapperuma
    66 ) 1989 Varadata Daduvam Dinesh Priyasad
    67 ) 1990 Thanha Asha Siril Weerasingha
    68 ) 1990 Veera Udara Shirley P. Wijeratne
    69 ) 1987 Yugayen Yugayata Lenin Morais
    70 ) 1987 Yukthiyada Shakthiyada Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    71 ) 1987 Kavuluva Danny W. Pathirana
    72 ) 1987 Raja Wedakarayoo Sunil Soma Peiris
    73 ) 1987 Randamwel Aleric Lionel Fernando
    74 ) 1987 Obatai Priye Adare Sunil Soma Peiris
    75 ) 1984 Binaree Saha Sudu BandaSudu Banda Kingsly Disanayaka
    76 ) 1984 Jaya Sikurui Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    77 ) 1974 Sanakeliya Herbert Ranjith Peiris
    78 ) 1994 Vijaya Geetha Kandapola Kumarathunga
    79 ) 1986 Jaya Apatai Sunil Soma Peiris
    80 ) 1986 Devuduwa Daya Wimalaweera
    81 ) 1986 Gimhane Gee Naadey Dharma Sri Kaldera
    82 ) 1984 Birinda Dayananda Jayawardhana
    83 ) 1984 Rana Derana Dilman Jayaratne
    84 ) 1984 Kokila Villiam Olamas
    85 ) 1984 Welle Thenu Maliga Shirley P. Wijeratne
    86 ) 1983 Samanala Sihina Premaweera Gunasekara
    87 ) 1982 Mihidum Sihina Daya Wimalaweera
    88 ) 1982 Yasa Isuru Dharmasiri Gamage
    89 ) 1981 Hodama Naluwa Sherly P.Wijerathna
    90 ) 1981 Valampuri Bermine Lylie Fernando
    91 ) 1981 BeddegamaBabun Dr. Lester James Peries
    92 ) 1980 Kiduru Kumari Sunil Ariyarathna
    93 ) 1980 Para Dige Dharmasena Pathiraja
    94 ) 1980 Raja Dawasak Thimothy Weerarathna
    95 ) 1980 Ganga Addara Sumithra Peiris
    96 ) 1976 Vasana K.A.W. Perera
    97 ) 1971 Hathara Denama Surayo Neil Rupasinghe
    98 ) 1972 Edath Suraya Adath Suraya Lenin Morais
    99 ) 1973 Hodama Velava Lenin Morais
    100 ) 1978 Ahasin Polovata Dr. Lester James Peries
    101 ) 1967 Manamalayo T. Bawanandan
    102 ) 1969 Romio-Juliet Kathawak G.D.L. Perera
    103 ) 1971 Samanala Kumariyo samaga Api Kawadath Soorayo Wimaladasa Perera
    104 ) 1972 Vana Raaja William Blakes
    105 ) 1972 Adare Hithenawa Dakkama Neil Rupasinghe
    106 ) 1983 Sandamali Milton Jayawardhana
    107 ) 1989 Randenigala Sinhaya Ranjith Siriwardhana
    108 ) 1990 Saharawe Sihinaya H.D. Premarathna
    109 ) 1987 Ahinsa Malani Fonseka
    110 ) 1998 Eya Obata Barai Sunil Soma Peiris
    111 ) 1994 Shakthi Sherly P.Wijerathna
    112 ) 1990 Madhu Sihina Daya Wimalaweera
    113 ) 1986 Puja Dharmasiri Gamage
    114 ) 1982 Thakkita Tharikita Anthony C. Perera
    115 ) 1982 Kiri Suwanda Anton Gregory
    116 ) 1982 Bycikalaya Danny W. Pathirana
    117 ) 1982 Sakvithi Suvaya Gamini Fonseka
    118 ) 1981 Valampuri Bermine Lylie Fernando
    Producer
    No Year Name Character Director
    1 ) 1971 Bindunu Hadawath Luvi Vandastratan
    2 ) 1989 Varadata Daduvam Dinesh Priyasad
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    Comments
    Mahinda Bandara - Posts : 3 (Since :2012-02-03)
     
    best actor !!!!!
    anuradha alwis - Posts : 1 (Since :2009-10-17)
     
    SADA AMARANEYAI
    Bandara N.M.S.r - Posts : 1 (Since :2010-12-25)
     
    My lovley actor
    Lahiru - Posts : 3 (Since :2010-03-13)
     
    ජීවිත්යේ සෑබෑ අරුත හඳුනාගෙන ජීවත් වූ උතුම් මිනිසෙක්. ඔබගේ ගීතරාවයතš 0; රංඟනයත් තවමත් සදා රමණියයි.
    Malan - Posts : 48 (Since :2009-06-30)
     
    Sinhala Cinemawata oba nethi aduwa, thawa makanna be. Oba yalith apa atharama ipadewa.
    Kokila - Posts : 5 (Since :2009-08-02)
     
    My hero for whole life. Oba apa atharema ipadewa sadadara Vijaya !!!!
    UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
     
    A man with golden heart
    UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
     
    A man with golden heart
    UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
     
    sansaren api samugannada ea gamanathh api ekata yamu
    thushara - Posts : 1 (Since :2010-04-04)
     
    manussakamata sanketayak rattaran hadawatak
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    Elder Brother - Sidny Kumarathunga

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    Elder Brother/s Son - Jeevan Kumarathunga

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