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    Veteran dramatist Somalatha Subasinghe's funeral today

    May 31, 2015

    Veteran actress and playwright Somalatha Subasinghe has passed away. She was 79. Her remains are place at No: 166, Parliamentary Road, Kumbukgahaduwa Road, Kotte. The funeral is scheduled to take place at the General Cemetery Kanatte at 5.00 p.m. today.

    She had been suffering from ill-health periodically during the last few years.


    Somalaltha Subasinghe had her academic studies at Musaeus College and Buddhist Ladies College in Colombo. She displayed a keen interest in art, drama and music. She entered the field of arts receiving guidance from great dramatists and musicians.


    Subasinge revolutionized Sri Lanka’s drama field, especially with her plays for the children and the youth. Joining the Education Department in 1962 as a graduate teacher, Subasinghe was involved in a host of activities with the Education Ministry in the field of Drama and Theatre. She was also a versatile actress in the fields of stage drama and films. Subasinghe is perhaps best remembered for her explosive performance, playing the character of Sara in Mudu Puththu and Gunasena Galappaththi’s adaptation of Garcia Lorca’s Yerma. She was nationally honoured for her roles in highly acclaimed film productions, such as Viragaya.


    She wrote and directed many stage plays, and won the Best Director and Best Translated Production awards for the stage play Yadam and Best Director award for the play Antegone, at State Drama Festivals.


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