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Known As : Denawaka Hamine
Real Name : Dona Meraya Denawaka
Died : 0000-00-00--
First Released : Sama 1965
Latest Released : Seethala Gini Kandu
2002

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Biography

ona Meraya Denawaka (1906 - 2002) was a Sri Lankan actress. "The grand old lady" was known for portraying elderly characters.

Hamine was born February 20, 1906 in Imbulgoda, Gampaha. She was by profession a school teacher until a chance encounter with G. D. L. Perera when she accompanied a young actress to a theatrical audition, led to her winning the role of an elderly mother in Perera's play Kandulu. Due to her masterful performance in the role, Perera brought Hamine into his drama group Kala Pela; she would play in Kala Pela productions like Manamalayo, Sakkarawattang and Sama (as Nonnohamy) and was honored with a merit award at the 1964 Arts Council Drama Festival for her role in Totupola.

Hamine's debut film role was in Sirisena Wimalaweera's Amma (1950). She reprised her role in Sama in 1965 when it was adapted to the big screen by Perera. In Sath Samudura (1968) she played the mother of two fishermen to much critical rave. She was presented a Best Character Actress Award for the role by a special government council. It was delivered on stage by the then Sri Lankan prime minister Dudley Senanayake.

In the 1970s Hamine appeared in Tun Man Handiya, Kolomba Sanniya and Matara Achchi. She continued to perform in the elderly woman character. She played to Western audiences with a small role in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as a weeping mother in 1984. In 1987, she was awarded the Kalasuri title.

Hamine did work in television with roles in teldramas like Kopi Kade. In 1998 she received a honorary award for her contributions to Sinhala Cinema from the Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga

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Main Actress / Actress
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1975 Kohoma Kiyannada Godwin Hanthi
2 ) 1978 Vishmaya Charles Perera
3 ) 1979 Divi Thibena Thuru N.P. Jayatissa
4 ) 1980 Raja Dawasak Thimothy Weerarathna
5 ) 1981 Geethika Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
6 ) 1982 Bambara Geethaya Sunil Ariyarathna
7 ) 1982 Anuradha Siri Kularathna
8 ) 1988 Sandakada Pahana Susira Rathnakumara
9 ) 1966 Parasathu Mal Gamini Fonseka
10 ) 1970 Thunman Handiya Mahagama Sekara
11 ) 1975 Desa NisaMother Dr. Lester James Peries
12 ) 1968 Dahasak Sithuvili G.D.L. Perera
13 ) 1975 Raththaran Amma Dharma Sri Kaldera
14 ) 1976 Kolamba Sanniya Manik Sandra Sagara
15 ) 1967 Sathsamudura Siri Gunasinghe
16 ) 1984 Arunata Pera Amaranath Jayathilake
17 ) 1965 Sama G.D.L. Perera
18 ) 1966 Sihina Hathak Kithsiri Nihal Jayasinghe
19 ) 1966 Kinkini Paada Douglas Kothalawala
20 ) 1967 Sarubima L.S. Ramachandran
21 ) 1967 Sadol Kandulu Regie Perera
22 ) 1967 Iwasana Dana W.A. Jayasinghe
23 ) 1967 Rena Girawu Dharma Sri Kaldera
24 ) 1968 London Hamu Chundukili Somasekaran
25 ) 1968 Wanasara L.S. Ramachandran
26 ) 1968 Wanasara L.S. Ramachandran
27 ) 1968 Hangi Hora Rohini Jayakodi
28 ) 1969 Kauda Hari Titus Totawatte
29 ) 1969 Romio-Juliet Kathawak G.D.L. Perera
30 ) 1969 Hanthane Kathawa Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
31 ) 1970 Lakseta Kodiya Shesha Palihakkara
32 ) 1970 Nim Walalla Ranjith Lal
33 ) 1971 Pujithayo W.A.B. De Silva
34 ) 1971 Seeye Nottuwa K.A.W. Perera
35 ) 1971 Bindunu Hadawath Luvi Vandastratan
36 ) 1971 Samanala Kumariyo samaga Api Kawadath Soorayo Wimaladasa Perera
37 ) 1972 Sahanaya J. Selvarathnam
38 ) 1972 Wehi Lihini Chandara S.Perera
39 ) 1974 Sheela K.wenkat
40 ) 1974 Hadawath Naththo Subayar makeem
41 ) 1972 Miringuva Amarasena Kumarasinghe
42 ) 1973 Mathara Achchi Sathischandra Edirisinghe
43 ) 1974 Vasthuwa Siri Kularathna
44 ) 1974 Rodi Gama B.S. Perera
45 ) 1975 Pem Kurullo Luvi Vandastratan
46 ) 1977 Maruwa Samaga Vase Titus Totawatte
47 ) 1975 Sikuruliya H.D. Premarathna
48 ) 1975 Hadavathaka Vasanthaya Sumanadasa Weerakodi
49 ) 1986 Yali Hamuvennai Sena Samarasinghe
50 ) 1977 Yakadaya Neil Rupasinghe
51 ) 1978 Janaka Saha Manju K.A.W. Perera
52 ) 1978 Selinage Walawwa Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
53 ) 1978 Kumara Kumariyo Sudas Maskorala
54 ) 1976 Hulavali W.A.B. De Silva
55 ) 1975 Siril Malli Joe Micheal
56 ) 1976 Walmath Vuvoo Wasantha Obeysekara
57 ) 1976 Looka Horu Tissa Abeysekara
58 ) 1977 Sudu Paraviyoo Kingsly Rajapaksha
59 ) 1977 Pembara Madu Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
60 ) 2002 Seethala Gini Kandu Daya Wimalaweera
61 ) 1977 Sikuru Dasawa Siri Kularathna
62 ) 1979 Palagatiyo Wasantha Obeysekara
63 ) 1979 Eka Hitha
64 ) 1979 Sawudan Jema Jayantha Pulin Samarasinghe
65 ) 1979 Podi Malli Sunil Ariyarathna
66 ) 1979 Visihathara Peya Densil P.Abewardana
67 ) 1983 Chutte Thilak Wehalla
68 ) 1980 Anuhasa H.E. Jayasinghe
69 ) 1997 Apaye Thathpara Asu Haradahak Dinesh Priyasad
70 ) 1987 Sathyagrahanaya D.B. Warnasiri
71 ) 1987 Mangala Thagga H.D. Premarathna
72 ) 1987 Kavuluva Danny W. Pathirana
73 ) 1988 Angulimala Baptist Fernando
74 ) 1988 Sagara Jalaya Madi Handuwa Oba Handa Sumithra Peiris
75 ) 1982 Adhishtanaya Sathischandra Edirisinghe
76 ) 1984 Ranmalige Wasanawa Joe Micheal
77 ) 1998 Chandakinnari Ashoka Handagama
78 ) 1994 Mee Haraka I.N. Hewawasam
79 ) 1994 Athmaa Somapala Leelananda
80 ) 1994 150 Mulleriyawa Somapala Leelananda
81 ) 1994 Ahas Maliga Sunil Ariyarathna
82 ) 1994 Nohadan Landune Hemasiri Sellapperuma
83 ) 1994 Abhiyogaya Hemasiri Sellapperuma
84 ) 1993 Langin Giyoth Ehek Ne Hemasiri Sellapperuma
85 ) 1992 Viyaru Minisa Sugath Samarakoon
86 ) 1991 Golu Muhude Kunatuva Shelton Payagala
87 ) 1991 Salambak Handai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
88 ) 1991 Salambak Handai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
89 ) 1991 Dolosmahe Pahana Nishantha De Alwis
90 ) 1990 Jaya Kothanada Somarathna Ramanayaka
91 ) 1986 Dinuma Sunil Soma Peiris
92 ) 1986 Soora Saradiyel Anton Gregory
93 ) 1985 Adara Kathava Chandran Rutnam
94 ) 1984 Ranmalige Wasanawa Joe Micheal
95 ) 1984 Dewani Gamana H.D. Premarathna
96 ) 1984 Dewani Gamana H.D. Premarathna
97 ) 1983 Sister Mary Mu Arukgoda
98 ) 1982 Major Sir Daya Wimalaweera
99 ) 1982 Mihidum Sihina Daya Wimalaweera
100 ) 1982 Pethi Gomara Siri Kularathna
101 ) 1981 Sathara Diganthaya Sathischandra Edirisinghe
102 ) 1981 Ridee Thella Siri Kularathna
103 ) 1980 Kiduru Kumari Sunil Ariyarathna
104 ) 1980 Para Dige Dharmasena Pathiraja
105 ) 1980 Hansa Vilak Dharmasiri Bandaranayake
106 ) 1980 Bambara Pahasa Siri Kularathna
107 ) 1980 Parithyaga H.D. Premarathna
108 ) 1976 Madol Doova Dr. Lester James Peries
109 ) 1975 Jeewana Geethaya I.P. Sena
110 ) 1975 Ranwan Reka M.D.M. Daas
111 ) 1975 Kokilayo Tissa Hewawitharana
112 ) 1974 Lasanda K.A.W. Perera
113 ) 1974 Sagarika Titus Totawatte
114 ) 1972 Lokuma Hinawa K.A.W. Perera
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Denawaka Hamine
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