Fans : 5 Henry Jayasena - හෙන්රි ජයසේන ( 1931 -

Known As : Henry Jayasena
Real Name : Henry Jayasena
Birthday : 1931-July-6
First Released : Sri 296 1959
Latest Released : Punchi Suranganawi
2002

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Biography

Henry Jayasena (born July 6, 1931 in Bendiyamulla, Gampaha) is a Sri Lankan actor and dramatist.

Jayasena studied at the Gampaha branch of Lorenz College and at Nalanda College, Colombo. He began his career as an Assistant Teacher of English at the Dehipe Primary School in Padiyapellela in the Nuwara Eliya district in 1950 where he directed his first play, Janaki. Jaysena left this post a few months later after passing the General Clerical Service Examination and securing a job with the Public Works Department (PWD) of Sri Lanka.

While with PWD, Jaysena created many of his most famous plays, Janelaya (1962), Thavath Udesenak (1964), Manaranjana Wedawarjana (1965), Ahas Malilga (1966), Hunuwataye Kathawa (1967), Apata Puthey Magak Nethey (1968), Diriya Mawa (1972), Makara (1973) and Sarana Siyoth Se Puthini Habha Yana (1975). Before retiring from government work, he also served as Deputy Director for the National Youth Services Council (Arts and Sports Division) and the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (Programmes Division).

Also during this time Jaysena was a reputed film actor. An early role was in Sri 296 (1959). During the 1960s Jaysena played the starring roles of Piyal in Gamperaliya (1964), Azdak in Hunuwataye Kathawa (1967) and Lalith in Dahasak Sithuvili (1968).

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Main Actor / Actor
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1963 GamperaliyaPiyal Dr. Lester James Peries
2 ) 1983 Kaliyugaya Dr. Lester James Peries
3 ) 1984 Ammai Duwai(Raththaran Neth) Mu Arukgoda
4 ) 1959 Gehanu Geta Jothish Singh
5 ) 1972 Athithayen Kathawak R.B.Adikari
6 ) 1982 Thana Giravee Roy De Silva
7 ) 1980 Hansa Vilak Dharmasiri Bandaranayake
8 ) 1981 Soldadu Unnahe Dharmasena Pathiraja
9 ) 1988 Sandakada Pahana Susira Rathnakumara
10 ) 1968 Dahasak Sithuvili G.D.L. Perera
11 ) 1959 Sri 296 Premanath Morais
12 ) 1963 Vena Svargayak Kumatada T. Somasekaran
13 ) 1963 Suhada Sohoyuro K.A.W. Perera
14 ) 1964 Heta Pramada Vadi Shantha Kumar Senevirathna
15 ) 1966 Sigiri Kashyapa Bandu Gunasekara
16 ) 1977 Maruwa Samaga Vase Titus Totawatte
17 ) 2002 Punchi Suranganawi Somarathna Dissanayake
18 ) 1984 Hima Kathara Dharmasiri Wickramarathna
19 ) 1981 Suriyakantha Vijaya Darma Sri
20 ) 1979 Palagatiyo Wasantha Obeysekara
21 ) 1979 Dutugemunu Givantha Arthasad
22 ) 1979 Handaya Titus Totawatte
23 ) 1982 Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New) Roy De Silva
24 ) 1996 Amaanthaya Nihal Fernando
25 ) 1986 Awurudu Da Saman Jayaweera
26 ) 1981 Beddegama Dr. Lester James Peries
27 ) 1980 Ganga Addara Sumithra Peiris
28 ) 1976 Madol Doova Dr. Lester James Peries
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Wife - Manel Jayasena

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