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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

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Biography

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 ) 1982 Malata Noena Bambaru Chandrarathna Mapitigama
5 ) 2001 Aswesuma Bennett Rathnayake
6 ) 1968 Akka Nago Vincent David
7 ) 1968 Amathikama Kithsiri Nihal Jayasinghe
8 ) 1968 Dahasak Sithuvili G.D.L. Perera
9 ) 1968 Ataveni Pudumaya M. Masthan
10 ) 1981 Soldadu Unnahe Dharmasena Pathiraja
11 ) 1972 Veeduru Geval Daya Wimalaweera
12 ) 2010 Tikiri Suwanda Sunil Aruna Weerasiri
13 ) 1959 Sri 296 Premanath Morais
14 ) 1962 Deva Sundari C.V. Raju
15 ) 1965 Saaravita Tissa Liyanasuriya
16 ) 1965 Allapu Gedara M. Masthan
17 ) 1965 Sweep Ticket Raja Joshua
18 ) 1966 Sangavena Sevanella Robin Thampoe
19 ) 1966 Mahadena Muththa Robin Thampoe
20 ) 1966 Kapatikama K.A.W. Perera
21 ) 1967 Sadol Kandulu Regie Perera
22 ) 1969 Senehasa Herbert M. Senewirathna
23 ) 1969 Oba Nethi Nam M.V. Balan
24 ) 1969 Naarilatha Tissa Liyanasuriya
25 ) 1969 Hari Maga D.M. Daas
26 ) 1969 Uthum Sthriya K. Wendasagalam
27 ) 1969 Pancha Vincent David
28 ) 1970 Lakseta Kodiya Shesha Palihakkara
29 ) 1971 Seeye Nottuwa K.A.W. Perera
30 ) 1971 Haralakshaya Titus Totawatte
31 ) 1973 Mathara Achchi Sathischandra Edirisinghe
32 ) 1974 Kalyani Ganga Dharma Sri Kaldera
33 ) 1974 Onna Babo Billo Enawa Lenin Morais
34 ) 1991 Golu Muhude Kunatuva Shelton Payagala
35 ) 1994 Ambu Samiyo Nishantha De Alwis
36 ) 1995 Avaragira Dr. Lester James Peries
37 ) 1996 Bithu Sithuwam Milton Jayawardhana
38 ) 1978 Siripathula K.wenkat
39 ) 1975 Desa NisaNirudaka Dr. Lester James Peries
40 ) 1977 Yali Ipade M.P.Gamunu
41 ) 1979 Visihathara Peya Densil P.Abewardana
42 ) 1980 Jodu Valalu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
43 ) 1982 Rail Para K.A.W. Perera
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 ) 1964 Getavarayo Tissa Liyanasuriya
77 ) 1964 Heta Pramada Vadi Shanthi Kumar Senevirathna
78 ) 1978 Gehenu LamaiDoctor Sumithra Peiris
79 ) 1959 Awishwasaya T. Somasekaran
80 ) 1959 Gehanu Geta Jothish Singh
81 ) 1963 Vena Svargayak Kumatada T. Somasekaran
82 ) 1963 Deepashika Kingsly Rajapaksha
83 ) 1967 Manamalayo T. Bawanandan
84 ) 1976 Kolamba Sanniya Manik Sandra Sagara
85 ) 1966 Senasuma Kothanada K.A.W. Perera
86 ) 1981 BeddegamaSilindu Dr. Lester James Peries
87 ) 2000 Saroja Somarathna Dissanayake
88 ) 2009 Alimankada Chandran Rutnam
89 ) 1957 Saradama T. Somasekaran
90 ) 1959 Sri 296 Premanath Morais
91 ) 1959 Sirimalee Robin Thampoe
92 ) 1960 Nalagana L.S. Ramachandran
93 ) 1960 Pirimiyek Nisa K.A.W. Perera
94 ) 1961 Daruwa Kageda Herbert M. Senewirathna
95 ) 1963 Vena Svargayak Kumatada T. Somasekaran
96 ) 1964 Subasarana Sapa Sithe T. Somasekaran
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 Dharmasena 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 Colambage
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 Dharmasena 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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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
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The One of Most Impressive Actor in Sri Lanaka. You have Great Talent Sir. Wish you Good Healthy future...!
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You are one of the best actors in the World. Happy Birthday Sir
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