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Veteran Sri Lankan Actor Gnananga Gunawardena Passes Away at 78

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The Sri Lankan film industry is mourning the loss of veteran actor Gnananga Gunawardena, who passed away on May 04 at the age of 78. According to sources, the actor was undergoing treatment at the Colombo National Hospital when he breathed his last. With a career spanning several decades, Gunawardena had made a significant contribution to the Sri Lankan film industry. He kickstarted his acting journey with the movie ‘Hewanali Ada Minissu’ in 1980, directed by Parakrama de Silva. He went on to act in many popular movies, including ‘Saptha Kanya’ (1993), ‘Seilama’ (1995), ‘Tharanaya’ (1997), and ‘Maharaja Ajasath’ (2015), among others. The funeral arrangements for Gunawardena have been announced. His body will be kept at a private funeral parlour in Borella from 8.30 a.m. tomorrow, after which the final rites will be performed at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday (May 06). As news of his passing spread, fans and fellow actors took to social media to express their condolences and pay their respects to the veteran actor. His demise is a great loss to the Sri Lankan film industry, and his contributions to the art form will be remembered for years to come.
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