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Somasiri Dehipitiya
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SUMMARY

NATIONAL AWARDS

1Merit Award
3rd Presidential Award 1981
Siribo Ayya
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Sath Samudura
Actor
1967
2Thunman Handiya
Actor
1970
3Wes Gaththo
Actor
1970
4Haralakshaya
Actor
1971
5Sadahatama Oba Mage
Actor
1973
6Hathdinnath Tharu
Actor
1973
7Dahakin Ekek
Actor
1973
8Ahas Gauwa
Actor
1974
9Kasthuri Suwanda
Actor
1974
10Dinum Kanuwa
Actor
1974
11Sihasuna
Actor
1974
12Kalyani Ganga
Actor
1974
13Chandi Putha
Actor
1974
14Sagarika
Actor
1974
15As Idiripita
Actor
1975
16Lassana Kella
Actor
1975
17Lassana Dawasak
Actor
1975
18Pradeepe Ma Weva
Actor
1976
19Walmath Vuvoo
Actor
1976
20Diyamanthi
Actor
1976
21Asha
Actor
1976
22Saradiyelge Putha
Actor
1976
23Mangala
Actor
1976
24Nilla Soya
Actor
1976
25Pembara Madu
Actor
1977
26Deviyani Oba Kohida
Actor
1977
27Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
Actor
1977
28Maruwa Samaga Vase
Actor
1977
29Asha Daasin
Actor
1978
30Selinage Walawwa
Actor
1978
31Veera Puran Appu
Actor
1978
32Bambaru Awith
Actor
1978
33Kumara Kumariyo
Actor
1978
34Anupama
Actor
1978
35Sarungalaya
Actor
1979
36Podi Malli
Actor
1979
37Visihathara Peya
Actor
1979
38Jodu Valalu
Actor
1980
39Kanchana
Actor
1980
40Siribo Ayya
Actor
1980
41Parithyaga
Actor
1980
42Karumakkarayo
Actor
1980
43Para Dige
Actor
1980
44Valampuri
Actor
1981
45Soldadu Unnahe
Actor
1981
46Vajira
Actor
1981
47Vajira
Actor
1981
48Sagarayak Meda
Actor
1981
49Sathara Diganthaya
Actor
1981
50Samawenna
Actor
1981
51Re Manamali
Actor
1982
52Sakvithi Suvaya
Actor
1982
53Ridee Nimnaya
Actor
1982
54Yahalu Yeheli
Actor
1982
55Niliyakata Pem Kalemi
Actor
1983
56Bonikka
Actor
1983
57Nivan Dakna Jathi Dakva
Actor
1984
58Batti
Actor
1984
59Karadiya Valalla
Actor
1985

AS CREW MEMBER

1Wes Gaththo
Assistant Director
1970
BIOGRAPHY

 Dehipitiyage Don Somasiri (1933–1982) was a popular Sri Lankan character actor. He won a Presidential Award for his role in Siribo Aiyya but is perhaps best known for performances in Dharmasena Pathiraja and Vasantha Obeysekera films.

Dehipitiya was born in Gampaha and attended Galahitiyawe Madhya Maha Vidyalaya. After completing his primary education, he began work as a civil servant eventually reaching a position at the Vehicles Department - Colombo in the engineer division.

Dehipitiya made his acting debut in Siri Gunasinghe's landmark Sath Samudura in 1967. Throughout the 1970s and early-1980s, he was a mainstay in alternative cinema with roles in such critically acclaimed works as Thun Man Handiya (1970, Jamis), Ves Gatho (1970, Somey), Hara Lakshaya (1971, Lather Baas), Ahas Gauwa (1974, Somey), Sihasuna (1974, Girigoris), Walmath Wuvo (1977, Somadasa), Deviyani Oba Koheda (1977, Jamis), Eya Dan Loku Lamayek (1977), Bambaru Awith (1978, Sebha), Anupama (1978), Sarungale (1979, Karunaratne), Podi Malli (1979), Siribo Aiyya (1980, Bandula Hamy), Para Dige (1980), Karumakarayo (1980, Thatha), Soldadu Unnahe (1981), Sagarayak Meda (1981) and Ridi Nimnaya (1982, Helenis).
 
Dehipitiya also dabbled as an assistant director with Ves Gatho in 1970 and as a playback singer in Walmath Wuvo with Cyril Wickramage. He died of alcoholism in 1982.
 
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