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Eddy Jayamanna
එඩී ජයමාන්න
1915 - 1981
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SUMMARY

Eddy Jayamanna එඩී ජයමාන්න
Wanniaarachchige Don David Victor Jayamanne
  • Birthday : 1915 February 15
  • Died : 1981 July 25
  • NATIONAL AWARDS

    1"Deeparathna" Special Award
    3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972
    2Commemorative Award
    3rd Presidential Award 1981
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Kadawunu Poronduwa
    Actor
    1947
    2Kapati Arakshakaya
    Main Actor
    1948
    3Weradunu Kurumanama
    Actor
    1948
    4Peralena Iranama
    Main Actor
    1949
    5Hadisi Winishchaya
    Actor
    1950
    6Sengawunu Pilitura
    Main Actor
    1951
    7Umathu Wishwasaya
    Actor
    1952
    8Kele Handa
    Actor
    1953
    9Iranganie
    Actor
    1954
    10Mathabhedaya
    Actor
    1955
    11Perakadoru Bena
    Main Actor
    1955
    12Dosthara
    Main Actor
    1956
    13Siriyalatha
    Actor
    1957
    14Surasena
    Actor
    1957
    15Daiwayogaya
    Actor
    1959
    16Sandeshaya
    Actor
    1960
    17Kavata Andare
    Main Actor
    1960
    18Nalagana
    Actor
    1960
    19Suvinitha Lalani
    Actor
    1961
    20Ganthera
    Actor
    1961
    21Mangalika
    Actor
    1963
    22Samiya Birindage Deviyaya
    Actor
    1964
    23Sathutai Kandulai
    Actor
    1965
    24Sampatha
    Actor
    1966
    25Sanasili Suvaya
    Actor
    1966
    26Magul Poruwa
    Actor
    1967
    27Sarana
    Actor
    1967
    28Rena Girawu
    Actor
    1967
    29Abuddassa Kale
    Actor
    1968
    30Dehadaka Duka
    Actor
    1968
    31Paara Walalu
    Actor
    1969
    32Kalana Mithuro
    Actor
    1971
    33Samanala Kumariyo
    Actor
    1971
    34Hathara Wate
    Actor
    1972
    35Hondama Welava
    Actor
    1973
    36Hondai Narakai
    Actor
    1973
    37Hondata Hondai
    Actor
    1973
    38Duleeka
    Actor
    1974
    39Susi
    Actor
    1974
    40Duppathage Hithawatha
    Actor
    1974
    41Hitha Honda Minihek
    Actor
    1975
    42Lassana Kella
    Actor
    1975
    43Lassana Dawasak
    Actor
    1975
    44Sadhana
    Actor
    1975
    45Nayana
    Actor
    1976
    46Kolamba Sanniya
    Main Actor
    1976
    47Haaratha Hathara
    Actor
    1976
    48Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai
    Actor
    1976
    49Onna Maame Kella Panapi
    Actor
    1976
    50Adarei Man Adarei
    Actor
    1976
    51Ran Thilaka
    Actor
    1976
    52Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai
    Actor
    1977
    53Deviyani Oba Kohida
    Actor
    1977
    54Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
    Actor
    1977
    55Honda Hitha
    Actor
    1977
    56Yali Ipade
    Actor
    1977
    57Sithaka Suwanda
    Actor
    1978
    58Sara
    Actor
    1978
    59Sally
    Actor
    1978
    60Apsara
    Actor
    1978
    61Samanmalee
    Actor
    1979
    62Jeewana Kandulu
    Actor
    1979
    63Subhani
    Actor
    1979
    64Uthumaneni
    Actor
    1980
    65Anuhasa
    Actor
    1980
    66Sankapali
    Actor
    1980
    67Kolamkarayo
    Actor
    1981
    68Thavalama
    Actor
    1981
    69Sithara
    Actor
    1982
    70Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)
    Actor
    1982
    71Sandamali
    Actor
    1983
    72Yali Pipunu Malak
    Actor
    1983

    AS CREW MEMBER

    1Seedevi
    Music Director
    1951
    2Umathu Wishwasaya
    Co-Producer
    1952
    3Kele Handa
    Producer
    1953
    4Iranganie
    Producer
    1954
    5Mathabhedaya
    Producer
    1955
    6Siriyalatha
    Producer
    1957
    7Rahas Dupatha [ 16mm ]
    Production Coordinator
    1967

    AS SONG CREW

    1Kadawunu Poronduwa
    • Vocalists - Lapati Rupe Age
    • Vocalists - Is Issara Wela Umbawa Mama
    • Vocalists - Tahkkita Tharikita
    1947
    2Kapati Arakshakaya
    • Vocalists - Supinage Rupe
    • Vocalists - Maha muhude suliya wage
    • Vocalists - Babalana numbage muhuna
    • Vocalists - Udaya nagita
    • Vocalists - Parana kaale
    • Vocalists - Duppath gola apita
    1948
    3Weradunu Kurumanama
    • Vocalists - Devlowa deviyane
    • Vocalists - Payana sanda watakara
    • Vocalists - Meraya meraya
    1948
    4Peralena Iranama
    • Vocalists - Ko thawa awe na
    • Vocalists - Gena enawa pawder saappuwak
    1949
    5Hadisi Winishchaya
    • Vocalists - Thama himiya weda arila
    • Vocalists - Mage kaaleth aaleth
    • Vocalists - Mage padminige rupe
    • Vocalists - aadara swami
    • Vocalists - Be be be bena mage
    1950
    6Seedevi
    • Vocalists - Geetha ase mihira
    • Vocalists - giya ma hara duk gini di
    • Vocalists - O paaya ewi purna chandraya
    1951
    7Sengawunu Pilitura
    • Vocalists - Ne ne kakula mage wedana
    • Vocalists - Nancy pane
    • Vocalists - Parane mage aale
    • Vocalists - Mage waasana kaale
    1951
    8Umathu Wishwasaya
    • Vocalists - Mama Manamaali Obe
    • Vocalists - Kolompure Sriya
    • Vocalists - Pissuwa Ali Bee Penwaa
    • Vocalists - Jaathi Jaathi Naveena
    1952
    9Kele Handa
    • Vocalists - Adare noyena maki
    • Vocalists - Apale rahasema
    • Vocalists - Parana Pinak mage
    1953
    10Iranganie
    • Vocalists - Preethi Preethi Api Dennage
    • Vocalists - Hada Maage Mora Aawe
    • Vocalists - Mala Waage Dilisena Rupe
    1954
    11Mathabhedaya
    • Vocalists - Sinhalaya Modaya
    • Vocalists - Kerakenawaa Loke Bole
    1955
    12Mangalika
    • Vocalists - wasanawa Soya Soyaa
    1963
    BIOGRAPHY

    Wanniaarachchige Don David Victor Jayamanne (15 February 1915 – 25 July 1981), popularly known as Eddie Jayamanne was a popular Sri Lankan comedian and actor of early Sri Lankan cinema.

    EARLY LIFE


    He was born on 15 February 1915 in Periyamulla, Negambo to a Christian family as the youngest of the family with seven siblings. His father, W. Don Thomas was a teacher at Maris Stella College. He was educated at the Cross College of Negombo, St. Peter's College, Negombo, St. Mary's College, Negombo and Maris Stella College. His elder brother B. A. W. Jayamanne was a renowned filmmaker and producer.

    Eddie married fellow Minerva troup player Rukmani Devi after falling in love through their involvement in the same plays.[3] Devi's parents challenged their engagement in court but they were allowed to go through with their marriage.

    CINEMA CAREER


    Eddie with his brother B. A. W. Jayamanne formed the Minerva theater troupe in the 1930s. They successfully ran plays in which naive Ceylonese characters would ape Western ways to comical results merging South Indian theatre with Western drama. Eddie, a frequent star of these comedies, became a popular theater actor in the years leading up to the development of Sri Lankan cinema.

    In 1947, South Indian producer S. M. Nayagam became interested in producing a Sri Lankan film. He contacted B. A. W. Jayamanne and secured the rights to one of his plays called Kadawunu Poronduwa. Eddie would be one of the stars in this film adaption in the village simpleton role of "Manappuwa" alongside Jemini Kantha as Josi Baba. As the first film to feature Sinhalese dialogue, the film found approval with audiences and was a huge success.

    The Jayamanne brothers followed the success of the film with several other play adaptions i.e. Hadisi Vinishchaya (1949), Sengawunu Pilithura (1951) and Umathu Wishwasaya (1952). Mabel Blythe joined the cast with Hadisi Vinishchaya. In 1953 the brothers adapted a book into film for the first time in Sri Lankan cinema (Kele Handa). Their subsequent films include Iranganie (1954), Matha Bedhaya (1955), Perakadoru Bena (1955), Daiwa Wipaakaya (1956), Vanaliya (1958), Kawata Andare (1960) and Mangalika (1963).

    Eddie's work not related to his brother's productions include playing a musician in Sandesaya (1960) and the brother of a village simpleton who discovers a jewel and becomes rich in Kolomba Sanniya (1976). He reprised his role as Manappuwa in a remake of Kadawunu Poronduwa released in 1982.

    DEATH


    On 25 July 1981, Eddie died from a Heart Attack. During his last days he was residing in 172, Palliyawaththa, Handala. His death was reported by a neighbor, P.K. Piyadasa. He was buried in "Manyokhena" Cemetery in Negombo.

     
     
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