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Known As : Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Real Name : Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Birthday : 1945-October-9
Died : 1988-02-16
First Released : Manamalayo 1967
Latest Released : Eya Obata Barai
1998

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Biography

Vijaya Kumaranatunga (October 9, 1945 - February 16, 1988) also Vijaya Kumaratunga was a popular Sri Lankan film actor and politician, married to former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga from 1978 to his assassination in 1988.

Family life
In 1978, Kumaratunga married Chandrika Bandaranaike, daughter of the late Sri Lankan prime minister Solomon Bandaranaike and former prime minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Vijaya Kumaratunga and Chandrika Bandaranaike had two children,Dr Yasodhara Kumaranatunga Walker and Vimukthi Kumaratunga is a Veterinary Surgeon in UK.

Cinema career
Kumaratunga's first film was Hanthane Kathawa, in which he played the lead role. Since then, in a career that spanned nearly two decades, he acted in 114 films including Eya Den Loku Lamayek (1975), Ponmani (1977), Bambaru Avith (1977), Ganga Addara (1980), and Baddegama (1980). He also won several awards. He was voted most popular actor in Sri Lanka from 1983 to 1988. Vijaya performed in one English film, The God King and one Tamil film, Nanguran during his career.

Political career
He was also a politician, who started his political life in the Lanka Sama Samaja Party. He later joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and was active in the presidential campaign of Hector Kobbekaduwa in 1982. After the election, he was jailed under the emergency regulations by JR Jayawardena for allegedly being a 'Naxalite' (a political creed hitherto and henceforth unknown in Sri Lanka), but he was never charged. He founded the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party (SLMP). He and his party argued for peace in the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka.

Death and legend
He was shot in the head with a Type 56 Assault rifle outside his residence in the outskirts of Colombo on February 16, 1988 by Lionel Ranasinghe alias Gamini, who later confessed to the murder upon being questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Ranasinghe, in a 141 page statement, confessed that he was merely carrying out orders given to him by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna ("People's Liberation Front"), an armed Marxist organization which is responsible for assassinations during the late 1980s. His death is still mourned by many people in Sri Lanka.

Photo Gallery
Films
Main Actor / Actor
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1972 Me Desa Kumatada Thimothy Weerarathna
2 ) 1976 Diyamanthi Wasantha Obeysekara
3 ) 1976 Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai Lenin Morais
4 ) 1976 Adarei Man Adarei Lenin Morais
5 ) 1977 Sakunthala Villiam Olamas
6 ) 1977 Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai Lenin Morais
7 ) 1978 Vishmaya Charles Perera
8 ) 1978 Kundala Keshi Wimalanath Dissanayaka
9 ) 1978 Sanda Vata Rantharu Ananda Hewage
10 ) 1978 AnupamaAsitha Sunil Ariyarathna
11 ) 1981 Geethika Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
12 ) 1983 Samanala Sihina Premaweera Gunasekara
13 ) 1991 Madhusamaya K.A. Wijerathne
14 ) 1981 Anjaana Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
15 ) 1982 Rahasak Nathi Rahasak M.V. Balan
16 ) 1980 Karumakkarayo Tissa Abeysekara
17 ) 1982 Maha Gedara Tissa Abeysekara
18 ) 1989 Mamai Raja Sunil Soma Peiris
19 ) 1982 Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)Samson Roy De Silva
20 ) 1989 Kedapathaka Chaya Wasantha Obeysekara
21 ) 1976 Pradeepe Ma Weva Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
22 ) 1990 Dese Mal Pipila W. Wilfred Silva
23 ) 1974 Susi Sena Samarasinghe
24 ) 1969 Hanthane Kathawa Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
25 ) 1970 Priyanga Amaranath Jayathilake
26 ) 1971 Ran Onchilla Dharma Sri Kaldera
27 ) 1971 Abhirahasa Lenin Morais
28 ) 1971 Kesara Sinhayo Roland Amarasinghe
29 ) 1974 Ahas Gauwa Dharmasena Pathiraja
30 ) 1973 Thushara Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
31 ) 1973 Hathdinnath Tharu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
32 ) 1973 Dahakin Ekak Meril Albert
33 ) 1974 Duleeka K.A.W. Perera
34 ) 1975 Pem Kurullo Luvi Vandastratan
35 ) 1977 Maruwa Samaga Vase Titus Totawatte
36 ) 1990 Kristhu CharithayaJesus Christ Sunil Ariyarathna
37 ) 1993 Surayan Athara Veeraya Roy De Silva
38 ) 1986 Peralikarayo Dinesh Priyasad
39 ) 1975 Sikuruliya H.D. Premarathna
40 ) 1975 Lassana Dawasak Nimal Silva
41 ) 1975 Sangeetha Thimothy Weerarathna
42 ) 1995 Hitha Hoda Surayoo Victor Manage
43 ) 1978 Selinage Walawwa Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
44 ) 1978 Babaru Awith Dharmasena Pathiraja
45 ) 1978 Sally Syril P. Abeyrathna
46 ) 1978 Kumara Kumariyo Sudas Maskorala
47 ) 1979 Gahaniyak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
48 ) 1979 Podi Malli Sunil Ariyarathna
49 ) 1976 Ganga Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
50 ) 1977 Hariyanakota Ohoma Thamai Gamini Hewawitharana
51 ) 1977 Eya Dan Loku Lamayek Dharmasena Pathiraja
52 ) 1977 Pembara Madu Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
53 ) 1981 Suriyakantha Vijaya Darma Sri
54 ) 1979 Higana Kolla K.A.W. Perera
55 ) 1979 Monarathenna Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
56 ) 1979 Eka Hitha
57 ) 1979 Akke Mata Awasara W. Wilfred Silva
58 ) 1980 Tak Tik Tuk Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
59 ) 1980 Kanchana M.A. Sangadasa
60 ) 1982 Nawatha Hamu Wemu Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
61 ) 1982 Paramitha Anton Gregory
62 ) 1983 Sivu Ranga Sena Roy Anuradha Sri Bandaranayaka
63 ) 1983 Pasamithuro Ananda Hewage
64 ) 1989 Badulu KochchiyaDinesh Kandapola Kumarathunga
65 ) 1989 Nommara 17 Hemasiri Sellapperuma
66 ) 1989 Varadata Daduvam Dinesh Priyasad
67 ) 1990 Thanha Asha Siril Weerasingha
68 ) 1990 Veera Udara Shirley P. Wijeratne
69 ) 1987 Yugayen Yugayata Lenin Morais
70 ) 1987 Yukthiyada Shakthiyada Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
71 ) 1987 Kavuluva Danny W. Pathirana
72 ) 1987 Raja Wedakarayoo Sunil Soma Peiris
73 ) 1987 Randamwel Aleric Lionel Fernando
74 ) 1987 Obatai Priye Adare Sunil Soma Peiris
75 ) 1984 Binaree Saha Sudu BandaSudu Banda Kingsly Disanayaka
76 ) 1984 Jaya Sikurui Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
77 ) 1974 Sanakeliya Herbert Ranjith Peiris
78 ) 1994 Vijaya Geetha Kandapola Kumarathunga
79 ) 1986 Jaya Apatai Sunil Soma Peiris
80 ) 1986 Devuduwa Daya Wimalaweera
81 ) 1986 Gimhane Gee Naadey Dharma Sri Kaldera
82 ) 1984 Birinda Dayananda Jayawardhana
83 ) 1984 Rana Derana Dilman Jayaratne
84 ) 1984 Kokila Villiam Olamas
85 ) 1984 Welle Thenu Maliga Shirley P. Wijeratne
86 ) 1983 Samanala Sihina Premaweera Gunasekara
87 ) 1982 Mihidum Sihina Daya Wimalaweera
88 ) 1982 Yasa Isuru Dharmasiri Gamage
89 ) 1981 Hodama Naluwa Sherly P.Wijerathna
90 ) 1981 Valampuri Bermine Lylie Fernando
91 ) 1981 BeddegamaBabun Dr. Lester James Peries
92 ) 1980 Kiduru Kumari Sunil Ariyarathna
93 ) 1980 Para Dige Dharmasena Pathiraja
94 ) 1980 Raja Dawasak Thimothy Weerarathna
95 ) 1980 Ganga Addara Sumithra Peiris
96 ) 1976 Vasana K.A.W. Perera
97 ) 1971 Hathara Denama Surayo Neil Rupasinghe
98 ) 1972 Edath Suraya Adath Suraya Lenin Morais
99 ) 1973 Hodama Velava Lenin Morais
100 ) 1978 Ahasin Polovata Dr. Lester James Peries
101 ) 1967 Manamalayo T. Bawanandan
102 ) 1969 Romio-Juliet Kathawak G.D.L. Perera
103 ) 1971 Samanala Kumariyo samaga Api Kawadath Soorayo Wimaladasa Perera
104 ) 1972 Vana Raaja William Blakes
105 ) 1972 Adare Hithenawa Dakkama Neil Rupasinghe
106 ) 1983 Sandamali Milton Jayawardhana
107 ) 1989 Randenigala Sinhaya Ranjith Siriwardhana
108 ) 1990 Saharawe Sihinaya H.D. Premarathna
109 ) 1987 Ahinsa Malani Fonseka
110 ) 1998 Eya Obata Barai Sunil Soma Peiris
111 ) 1994 Shakthi Sherly P.Wijerathna
112 ) 1990 Madhu Sihina Daya Wimalaweera
113 ) 1986 Puja Dharmasiri Gamage
114 ) 1982 Thakkita Tharikita Anthony C. Perera
115 ) 1982 Kiri Suwanda Anton Gregory
116 ) 1982 Bycikalaya Danny W. Pathirana
117 ) 1982 Sakvithi Suvaya Gamini Fonseka
118 ) 1981 Valampuri Bermine Lylie Fernando
Producer
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1971 Bindunu Hadawath Luvi Vandastratan
2 ) 1989 Varadata Daduvam Dinesh Priyasad
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Comments
Mahinda Bandara - Posts : 3 (Since :2012-02-03)
 
best actor !!!!!
anuradha alwis - Posts : 1 (Since :2009-10-17)
 
SADA AMARANEYAI
Bandara N.M.S.r - Posts : 1 (Since :2010-12-25)
 
My lovley actor
Lahiru - Posts : 3 (Since :2010-03-13)
 
ජීවිත්යේ සෑබෑ අරුත හඳුනාගෙන ජීවත් වූ උතුම් මිනිසෙක්. ඔබගේ ගීතරාවයතš 0; රංඟනයත් තවමත් සදා රමණියයි.
Malan - Posts : 48 (Since :2009-06-30)
 
Sinhala Cinemawata oba nethi aduwa, thawa makanna be. Oba yalith apa atharama ipadewa.
Kokila - Posts : 5 (Since :2009-08-02)
 
My hero for whole life. Oba apa atharema ipadewa sadadara Vijaya !!!!
UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
 
A man with golden heart
UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
 
A man with golden heart
UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
 
sansaren api samugannada ea gamanathh api ekata yamu
thushara - Posts : 1 (Since :2010-04-04)
 
manussakamata sanketayak rattaran hadawatak
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Elder Brother - Sidny Kumarathunga

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Elder Brother/s Son - Jeevan Kumarathunga

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Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Reviewed by films.lk on 2017-08-18 .
Rating: 4
 
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