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Eddy Jayamanna
එඩී ජයමාන්න
1915 - 1981
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SUMMARY

NATIONAL AWARDS

1"Deeparathna" Special Award
3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972
2Commemorative Award
3rd Presidential Award 1981
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Kadawunu Poronduwa
Actor
1947
2Kapati Arakshakaya
Main Actor
1948
3Weradunu Kurumanama
Actor
1948
4Peralena Iranama
Main Actor
1949
5Hadisi Winishchaya
Actor
1950
6Sengawunu Pilitura
Main Actor
1951
7Umathu Wishwasaya
Actor
1952
8Kele Handa
Actor
1953
9Iranganie
Actor
1954
10Mathabhedaya
Actor
1955
11Perakadoru Bena
Main Actor
1955
12Dosthara
Main Actor
1956
13Siriyalatha
Actor
1957
14Surasena
Actor
1957
15Daiwayogaya
Actor
1959
16Sandeshaya
Actor
1960
17Kavata Andare
Main Actor
1960
18Nalagana
Actor
1960
19Suvinitha Lalani
Actor
1961
20Ganthera
Actor
1961
21Mangalika
Actor
1963
22Samiya Birindage Deviyaya
Actor
1964
23Sathutai Kandului
Actor
1965
24Sampatha
Actor
1966
25Sanasili Suvaya
Actor
1966
26Magul Poruwa
Actor
1967
27Sarana
Actor
1967
28Rena Girawu
Actor
1967
29Abuddassa Kale
Actor
1968
30Dehadaka Duka
Actor
1968
31Paara Walalu
Actor
1969
32Kalana Mithuro
Actor
1971
33Samanala Kumariyo samaga Api Kawadath Soorayo
Actor
1971
34Hathara Wate
Actor
1972
35Hondama Welava
Actor
1973
36Hodai Narakai
Actor
1973
37Hondata Hondai
Actor
1973
38Duleeka
Actor
1974
39Susi
Actor
1974
40Duppathage Hithawatha
Actor
1974
41Hitha Honda Minihek
Actor
1975
42Lassana Kella
Actor
1975
43Lassana Dawasak
Actor
1975
44Sadhana
Actor
1975
45Nayana
Actor
1976
46Kolamba Sanniya
Main Actor
1976
47Haaratha Hathara
Actor
1976
48Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai
Actor
1976
49Onna Maame Kella Panapi
Actor
1976
50Adarei Man Adarei
Actor
1976
51Ran Thilaka
Actor
1976
52Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai
Actor
1977
53Deviyani Oba Kohida
Actor
1977
54Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
Actor
1977
55Honda Hitha
Actor
1977
56Yali Ipade
Actor
1977
57Sithaka Suwanda
Actor
1978
58Sara
Actor
1978
59Sally
Actor
1978
60Apsara
Actor
1978
61Samanmalee
Actor
1979
62Jeewana Kandulu
Actor
1979
63Subhani
Actor
1979
64Uthumaneni
Actor
1980
65Anuhasa
Actor
1980
66Sankapali
Actor
1980
67Kolamkarayo
Actor
1981
68Thavalama
Actor
1981
69Sithara
Actor
1982
70Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)
Actor
1982
71Sandamali
Actor
1983
72Yali Pipunu Malak
Actor
1983

AS CREW MEMBER

1Seedevi
Music Director
1951
2Umathu Wishwasaya
Co-Producer
1952
3Kele Handa
Producer
1953
4Iranganie
Producer
1954
5Mathabhedaya
Producer
1955
6Siriyalatha
Producer
1957

AS SONG CREW

1Kadawunu Poronduwa
  • Vocalists - Lapati Rupe Age
  • Vocalists - Is Issara Wela Umbawa Mama
  • Vocalists - Tahkkita Tharikita
1947
2Kapati Arakshakaya
  • Vocalists - Supinage Rupe
  • Vocalists - Maha muhude suliya wage
  • Vocalists - Babalana numbage muhuna
  • Vocalists - Udaya nagita
  • Vocalists - Parana kaale
  • Vocalists - Duppath gola apita
1948
3Weradunu Kurumanama
  • Vocalists - Devlowa deviyane
  • Vocalists - Payana sanda watakara
  • Vocalists - Meraya meraya
1948
4Peralena Iranama
  • Vocalists - Ko thawa awe na
  • Vocalists - Gena enawa pawder saappuwak
1949
5Hadisi Winishchaya
  • Vocalists - Thama himiya weda arila
  • Vocalists - Mage kaaleth aaleth
  • Vocalists - Mage padminige rupe
  • Vocalists - aadara swami
  • Vocalists - Be be be bena mage
1950
6Seedevi
  • Vocalists - Geetha ase mihira
  • Vocalists - giya ma hara duk gini di
  • Vocalists - O paaya ewi purna chandraya
1951
7Sengawunu Pilitura
  • Vocalists - Ne ne kakula mage wedana
  • Vocalists - Nancy pane
  • Vocalists - Parane mage aale
  • Vocalists - Mage waasana kaale
1951
8Umathu Wishwasaya
  • Vocalists - Mama Manamaali Obe
  • Vocalists - Kolompure Sriya
  • Vocalists - Pissuwa Ali Bee Penwaa
  • Vocalists - Jaathi Jaathi Naveena
1952
9Kele Handa
  • Vocalists - Adare noyena maki
  • Vocalists - Apale rahasema
  • Vocalists - Parana Pinak mage
1953
10Iranganie
  • Vocalists - Preethi Preethi Api Dennage
  • Vocalists - Hada Maage Mora Aawe
  • Vocalists - Mala Waage Dilisena Rupe
1954
11Mathabhedaya
  • Vocalists - Sinhalaya Modaya
  • Vocalists - Kerakenawaa Loke Bole
1955
12Mangalika
  • Vocalists - wasanawa Soya Soyaa
1963
BIOGRAPHY

Wanniaarachchige Don David Victor Jayamanne (15 February 1915 – 25 July 1981), popularly known as Eddie Jayamanne was a popular Sri Lankan comedian and actor of early Sri Lankan cinema.

EARLY LIFE


He was born on 15 February 1915 in Periyamulla, Negambo to a Christian family as the youngest of the family with seven siblings. His father, W. Don Thomas was a teacher at Maris Stella College. He was educated at the Cross College of Negombo, St. Peter's College, Negombo, St. Mary's College, Negombo and Maris Stella College. His elder brother B. A. W. Jayamanne was a renowned filmmaker and producer.

Eddie married fellow Minerva troup player Rukmani Devi after falling in love through their involvement in the same plays.[3] Devi's parents challenged their engagement in court but they were allowed to go through with their marriage.

CINEMA CAREER


Eddie with his brother B. A. W. Jayamanne formed the Minerva theater troupe in the 1930s. They successfully ran plays in which naive Ceylonese characters would ape Western ways to comical results merging South Indian theatre with Western drama. Eddie, a frequent star of these comedies, became a popular theater actor in the years leading up to the development of Sri Lankan cinema.

In 1947, South Indian producer S. M. Nayagam became interested in producing a Sri Lankan film. He contacted B. A. W. Jayamanne and secured the rights to one of his plays called Kadawunu Poronduwa. Eddie would be one of the stars in this film adaption in the village simpleton role of "Manappuwa" alongside Jemini Kantha as Josi Baba. As the first film to feature Sinhalese dialogue, the film found approval with audiences and was a huge success.

The Jayamanne brothers followed the success of the film with several other play adaptions i.e. Hadisi Vinishchaya (1949), Sengawunu Pilithura (1951) and Umathu Wishwasaya (1952). Mabel Blythe joined the cast with Hadisi Vinishchaya. In 1953 the brothers adapted a book into film for the first time in Sri Lankan cinema (Kele Handa). Their subsequent films include Iranganie (1954), Matha Bedhaya (1955), Perakadoru Bena (1955), Daiwa Wipaakaya (1956), Vanaliya (1958), Kawata Andare (1960) and Mangalika (1963).

Eddie's work not related to his brother's productions include playing a musician in Sandesaya (1960) and the brother of a village simpleton who discovers a jewel and becomes rich in Kolomba Sanniya (1976). He reprised his role as Manappuwa in a remake of Kadawunu Poronduwa released in 1982.

DEATH


On 25 July 1981, Eddie died from a Heart Attack. During his last days he was residing in 172, Palliyawaththa, Handala. His death was reported by a neighbor, P.K. Piyadasa. He was buried in "Manyokhena" Cemetery in Negombo.

 
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