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Somasiri Dehipitiya
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SUMMARY

Somasiri Dehipitiya
Dehipitiyage Don Somasiri
  • Died : 1982 04 27
  • 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

    UPCOMING

    1Abhisheka
    Actor
    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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