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Known As : Joe Abeywickrama
Real Name : Gamini Patibadage Don John Joe Abeywickrama
Birthday : 1933-June-13
First Released : Saradama 1957
Latest Released : Abinikmana
2013

  • 62 Films [Main Actor]
  • 114 Films [Actor]
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    Gamini Patibadage Don John "Joe" Abeywickrama (born June 13, 1933) is a Sri Lankan actor. He began acting in 1957 and achieved fame as a comedic actor. Since 1965, Abeywickrama has also done dramatic roles.

    He has won several Sarasavi Awards; At the 1999 Singapore International Film Festival, Abeywickrama won a Silver Screen Award for Best Asian Actor for his portrayal of a grieving father in Pura Handa Kaluwara (English: Death on a Full Moon Day).

    Early life
    Gammana Patabendige Don John "Joe" Abeywickrama was born in Lellopitiya (near Ratnapura), Sri Lanka and grew up in a rural area. He was the eldest of four children. His surroundings instilled in him a strong appreciation of nature and hard work.

    Abeywickrama graduated from Sivali Central College in Ratnapura. In the 1940s he settled in Colombo and started working for Sirisena Wimalaweera's studio Nawajeewana. Initially limited to doing office chores, Abeywickrama eventually became involved in films screened in Ratnapura by the studio. He made contacts with film industry insiders while with the studio, and on his leave obtained a role in Devasundari.

    Film actor
    Abeywickrama first notable role was in Saradama as an eccentric police officer who collected ants. He obtained the role with the help of his friend Florida Jayalath and considers it to be his first real role and a turning point in his career. After Saradama Abeywickrama was in demand as a comedic actor.

    Abeywickrama began taking more dramatic roles with Shesha Palihakkara's Saravita, an award winning film. With D. B. Nihalsinghe's Welikathara Abeywickrama continued in this field. In the 1971 film he portrays the stern Goring Mudalali. He also starred in Mahagama Sekera's Tun Man Handiya in 1970.

    Author
    Abeywickrama published his first novel Maha Bambata Muhunu Dekai in 1972.

    Photo Gallery
    Films
    Main Actor / Actor
    No Year Name Character Director
    1 ) 1968 Punchi Baba Tissa Liyanasuriya
    2 ) 1980 Dandu Monara Vijaya Darma Sri
    3 ) 1970 Thunman Handiya Mahagama Sekara
    4 ) 2001 Aswesuma Benet Rathnayaka
    5 ) 1968 Akka Nago Vincent David
    6 ) 1968 Amathikama Kithsiri Nihal Jayasinghe
    7 ) 1968 Dahasak Sithuvili G.D.L. Perera
    8 ) 1981 Soldadu Unnahe Darmasena Pathiraja
    9 ) 1972 Veeduru Geval Daya Wimalaweera
    10 ) 2010 Tikiri Suwanda Sunil Aruna Weerasiri
    11 ) 1959 Sri 296 Premanath Morais
    12 ) 1962 Deva Sundari C.V. Raju
    13 ) 1965 Saaravita Tissa Liyanasuriya
    14 ) 1965 Allapu Gedara M. Masthan
    15 ) 1965 Sweep Ticket Raja Joshua
    16 ) 1966 Sangavena Sevanella Robin Thampo
    17 ) 1966 Mahadena Muththa Robin Thampo
    18 ) 1966 Kapatikama K.A.W. Perera
    19 ) 1967 Sadol Kandulu Regie Perera
    20 ) 1968 Ataveni Pudumaya M. Masthan
    21 ) 1969 Senehasa Herbert M. Senewirathna
    22 ) 1969 Oba Nethi Nam M.V. Balan
    23 ) 1969 Naarilatha Tissa Liyanasuriya
    24 ) 1969 Hari Maga D.M. Daas
    25 ) 1969 Uthum Sthriya K. Wendasagalam
    26 ) 1969 Pancha Vincent David
    27 ) 1970 Lakseta Kodiya Shesha Palihakkara
    28 ) 1971 Seeye Nottuwa K.A.W. Perera
    29 ) 1971 Haralakshaya Titus Totawatte
    30 ) 1973 Mathara Achchi Sathischandra Edirisinghe
    31 ) 1974 Kalyani Ganga Dharma Sri Kaldera
    32 ) 1974 Onna Babo Billo Enawa Lenin Morais
    33 ) 1991 Golu Muhude Kunatuva Shelton Payagala
    34 ) 1994 Ambu Samiyo Nishantha De Alwis
    35 ) 1995 Avaragira Dr. Lester James Peries
    36 ) 1996 Bithu Sithuwam Milton Jayawardhana
    37 ) 1978 Siripathula K.wenkat
    38 ) 1975 Desa NisaNirudaka Dr. Lester James Peries
    39 ) 1977 Yali Ipade M.P.Gamunu
    40 ) 1979 Visihathara Peya Densil P.Abewardana
    41 ) 1980 Jodu Valalu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
    42 ) 1982 Rail Para K.A.W. Perera
    43 ) 1982 Malata Noena Bambaru Shelton Payagala
    44 ) 1983 Niliyakata Pem Kalemi Siri Kularathna
    45 ) 1983 Subodha Siri Kahawala
    46 ) 1980 Seetha Sherly P.Wijerathna
    47 ) 1980 Siribo Ayya Sunil Ariyarathna
    48 ) 1996 Cheriyo Darling Roy De Silva
    49 ) 1997 Sudu Akka Milton Jayawardhana
    50 ) 2011 DheewariMudalali Salinda Perera
    51 ) 2001 Purahanda Kaluwara Prasanna Vithanage
    52 ) 1992 Umayangana Ananda Fonseka
    53 ) 1991 SthreeRalahami Malani Fonseka
    54 ) 1986 Adara Hasuna H.D. Premarathna
    55 ) 1986 Puja Dharmasiri Gamage
    56 ) 1986 Maldeniye Simiyon D.B. Nihalsinghe
    57 ) 1984 Sahodariyakage Kathava Ashoka Dharmarathna
    58 ) 1982 Major Sir Daya Wimalaweera
    59 ) 1981 Sathara Diganthaya Sathischandra Edirisinghe
    60 ) 1980 Sinhabahu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
    61 ) 1968 Adaravanthayo Amaranath Jayathilake
    62 ) 1973 Sadahatama Oba Mage Milton Jayawardhana
    63 ) 1975 Suraya Surayamai Lenin Morais
    64 ) 1975 Sadhana S. Ramanadhan
    65 ) 1976 Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai Lenin Morais
    66 ) 1977 Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai Lenin Morais
    67 ) 1978 Sally Syril P. Abeyrathna
    68 ) 1978 Sanda Vata Rantharu Ananda Hewage
    69 ) 1980 Ektam ge Herbert Ranjith Peiris
    70 ) 1983 Samuganimi Ma Samiyani Hillory Rajapaksha
    71 ) 1980 Muwan Palassa II Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    72 ) 1984 Vadula Sathischandra Edirisinghe
    73 ) 1966 Parasathu Mal Gamini Fonseka
    74 ) 1978 Ahasin Polovata Dr. Lester James Peries
    75 ) 1962 Ranmuthu Duwa Mike Wilson
    76 ) 1978 Gehenu LamaiDoctor Sumithra Peiris
    77 ) 1959 Awishwasaya T. Somasekaran
    78 ) 1959 Gehanu Geta Jothish Singh
    79 ) 1963 Vena Svargayak Kumatada T. Somasekaran
    80 ) 1963 Deepashika Kingsly Rajapaksha
    81 ) 1967 Manamalayo T. Bawanandan
    82 ) 1976 Kolamba Sanniya Manik Sandra Sagara
    83 ) 1966 Senasuma Kothanada K.A.W. Perera
    84 ) 1981 BeddegamaSilindu Dr. Lester James Peries
    85 ) 2000 Saroja Somarathna Disanayaka
    86 ) 1957 Saradama T. Somasekaran
    87 ) 1964 Subasarana Sapa Sithe T. Somasekaran
    88 ) 2009 Alimankada Chandran Rutnam
    89 ) 1959 Sri 296 Premanath Morais
    90 ) 1959 Sirimalee Robin Thampo
    91 ) 1960 Nalagana L.S. Ramachandran
    92 ) 1960 Pirimiyek Nisa K.A.W. Perera
    93 ) 1961 Daruwa Kageda Herbert M. Senewirathna
    94 ) 1963 Vena Svargayak Kumatada T. Somasekaran
    95 ) 1964 Heta Pramada Vadi Shanthi Kumar Senevirathna
    96 ) 1964 Getavarayo Mike Wilson
    97 ) 1964 Sithaka Mahima M.S. Anandan
    98 ) 1965 Chandiya Titus Totawatte
    99 ) 1965 Sathutu Kandulu W.M.S. Thampo
    100 ) 1965 Hithata Hitha Kingsly Rajapaksha
    101 ) 1965 Satha Panaha M.S. Anandan
    102 ) 1965 Landaka Mahima W.M.S. Thampo
    103 ) 1966 Athulveema Thahanam M.S. Anandan
    104 ) 1966 Sigiri Kashyapa Bandu Gunasekara
    105 ) 1967 Sorungeth Soru Mike Wilson
    106 ) 1967 Daru Duka Domy Jayawardena
    107 ) 1969 Baduth Ekka Horu Ranjith Senaweera
    108 ) 1969 Pravesam Vanna M.S. Anandan
    109 ) 1969 Paara Walalu Sudath Maskorala
    110 ) 1969 Romio-Juliet Kathawak G.D.L. Perera
    111 ) 1970 Thevatha Titus Totawatte
    112 ) 1971 Welikathara D.B. Nihalsinghe
    113 ) 1973 Thushara Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    114 ) 1975 Raththaran Amma Dharma Sri Kaldera
    115 ) 1975 Tharanga Vimal Waidyasekara
    116 ) 1999 Theertha YathraFather Wasantha Obeysekara
    117 ) 1980 Aadara RathneBertholamus (Watcher) K.A.W. Perera
    118 ) 1975 Sikuruliya H.D. Premarathna
    119 ) 1975 Kaludiya Dahara Manik Sandra Sagara
    120 ) 2000 Raajya Sewaya Pinisai Udayakantha Warnasuriya
    121 ) 1995 Cheriyo Captain Roy De Silva
    122 ) 1978 Selinage Walawwa Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
    123 ) 1978 Sara T. Arjuna
    124 ) 1978 Veera Puran Appu Dr. Lester James Peries
    125 ) 1978 Babaru Awith Darmasena Pathiraja
    126 ) 1996 Hitha Honda Gahaniyak M.V. Balan
    127 ) 1978 Kumara Kumariyo Sudas Maskorala
    128 ) 1984 Hima Kathara Dharmasiri Wickramarathna
    129 ) 1976 Onna Maame Kella Panapi Lenin Morais
    130 ) 1977 Siripala Ha Ranmanika Amaranath Jayathilake
    131 ) 1979 Jeewana Kadulu Daya Wimalaweera
    132 ) 1979 Higana Kolla K.A.W. Perera
    133 ) 1979 Raja Kollo Gunasiri Senanayaka
    134 ) 1979 Wasanthaye Dawasak T. Arjuna
    135 ) 1979 Hari Pudumai S. Ramanadhan
    136 ) 1980 Tak Tik Tuk Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    137 ) 1982 Kele Mal Sunil Ariyarathna
    138 ) 1982 Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)Hemapala Roy De Silva
    139 ) 1983 Ran Mini Muthu W. Wilfred Silva
    140 ) 1983 Sandamali Milton Jayawardhana
    141 ) 1983 Sumithuro Roy De Silva
    142 ) 1987 Viragaya Tissa Abeysekara
    143 ) 1988 Rasa Rahasak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    144 ) 1988 Angulimala Baptist Fernando
    145 ) 2011 Mahindagamanaya Sanath Abeysekara
    146 ) 2011 SelwamSathyavelu Sanjaya Leelarathna
    147 ) 1996 Loku Duwa Sumithra Peiris
    148 ) 1981 Sathara Peranimithi Sunil Ariyarathna
    149 ) 1981 Ranga D. Mariyadasan
    150 ) 2012 Prathiroo Kapila Sooriyaarachchi
    151 ) 1998 Wimukthi Priyantha Kolambage
    152 ) 1991 Cheriyo Doctor Roy De Silva
    153 ) 1990 Palama Yata H.D. Premarathna
    154 ) 1986 Adara Hasuna H.D. Premarathna
    155 ) 1986 Devuduwa Daya Wimalaweera
    156 ) 1985 Suddilage Kathava Dharmasiri Bandaranayake
    157 ) 1984 Sasara ChethanaRalahami Malani Fonseka
    158 ) 1984 Podi Ralahami Siri Kularathna
    159 ) 1984 Thaththai Puthai Mu Arukgoda
    160 ) 1984 Shirani M.A. Gafoor
    161 ) 1983 Muhudu Lihini Sunil Ariyarathna
    162 ) 1983 Monarathenna II Mu Arukgoda
    163 ) 1983 Muwan Palassa III Mu Arukgoda
    164 ) 1982 Wathura Karaththaya K.A.W. Perera
    165 ) 1982 Thana Giravee Roy De Silva
    166 ) 1981 Sayuru Thera Nimal Silva
    167 ) 1981 Kolamkarayo Tissa Nagodawithana
    168 ) 1980 Para Dige Darmasena Pathiraja
    169 ) 1980 Bambara Pahasa Siri Kularathna
    170 ) 1976 Madol Doova Dr. Lester James Peries
    171 ) 1976 Vasana K.A.W. Perera
    172 ) 2013 AbinikmanaFather Hector Kumarasiri
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    Amila Isurunath - Posts : 6 (Since :2012-02-16)
     
    Hero in SL cinema
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    Great Actor
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    I Like your Acting & your Simpal life I wish you good Helth for you Beauty full life
    Lahiru - Posts : 3 (Since :2010-03-13)
     
    The One of Most Impressive Actor in Sri Lanaka. You have Great Talent Sir. Wish you Good Healthy future...!
    UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
     
    You are one of the best actors in the World. Happy Birthday Sir
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