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Sangeetha Weerarathna

Sangeetha Weerarathna is an award-winning Sri Lankan stage and film actress as well as a popular television presenter. Currently, she is more famous for directing and producing Sri Lankan movies. She was born in 1963 on December 13th. Her full name is Dian Hemamali Sangeetha Weerarathna. She started her carrier with ‘It a Matter of Time opposite’ movie which was directed by late file director Roy De Silva. At that time she was in grade 9 and just 16 years old.

Sangeetha Weerarathna completed her ordinary level education in St. John’s College Panadura. However, she completed her advanced level examination at Methodist College, Colombo. Sangeetha’s father was a renowned cinematographer in Sri Lankan cinema, Thimothy Weerarathna, however, her mother was not involved in the cinema industry. Before entering to the Sinhala film industry, Tony Ranasinghe was an English stenographer.

After completing her higher education in she moved to India for further studies. She was graduated in India, Delhi University. After returning to the home country she studied at Colombo Academy of Language Skills and Dramatic Art (CALSDA). However, in 1991, she entered into the Sri Lankan film industry and was able to achieve two major awards from the Sarasaviya Film festival as Sarasaviya Best Actress Award and Sarasaviya Most popular Actress Award. Sangeetha was crowned as the Most Popular Actress in Sarasaviya Film Festival for three consecutive years in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
The Best Actress Award of Sarasaviya was granted for the brilliant performance showed in the movie of ‘Aswasuma’ which was directed by Benet Rathnayaka in 2001. In Aswasuma she did the wife’s role of Jackson Anthony (Guneri).

Nayanthara Weerarathna who is Sangeetha’s elder sister is currently living in Australia. Nayanathara was not interested in the film industry and did not appear even in a single time on the silver screen. In 2002, Sangeetha Weerarathna married Roshan Kariyapperuma who is a popular businessman in Sri Lanka. Roshan Kariyapperuma is the chairman of the largest Media Network in Sri Lanka, which is ‘Voice of Asia Network (PVT) Ltd. Porshia Kariyapperuma is the only daughter of Sangeetha and Roshan. She is currently studying in Colombo Musius College, however, she completed her primary education in Colombo Buddhist Ladies College.

The majority of Sangeetha’s role involve dramatic characters, however, she has acted in few blockbuster comedy films such as Sapata Dukata Sani, Ra Daniyel Dawal Migel, Parliament Jokes, etc. Sangeetha also presented several television programs. One of her most famous television programs was ‘Gedara Dora’ which was telecasted on Rupavahini every Tuesdays at 9.00 pm.

Below is the list of Sangeeta Weerarathna’s movies that she acted in since 1991:

1991 It’s a Matter of Time as Sheril
1993 Yasasa
1993 Saptha Kanya as Deepthi
1993 Lassanai Balanna as an Inspector Menaka
1994 Aragalaya as Achala
1994 Landuni Oba Devaganaki as a Teacher
1994 Nomiyena Minisun
1994 Rajawansen Ekek as Missy
1995 Wasana Wewa as Kanchana
1995 Maruthaya as Elder daughter
1995 Chandiyage Putha as Vishaka
1996 Bodyguard
1996 Raththaran Malli as Rani
1996 Naralowa Holman as Durga ‘Baby’ Madanayake ‘Shiromala’ / Donna Juliana ‘Julie’
1996 Hitha Hondanam Waradin Na as a Lawyer
1997 Pavuru Valalu as Lily
1997 Puthuni Mata Wasana as Rupika
1997 Surayo Wedakarayo
1997 Mahamera Usata
1997 Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor as Sunitha
1997 Ninja Sri Lanka
1998 Re Daniel Dawal Migel 1 as Mudhuri
1998 Sathutai Kirula Ape as Piumi
1998 Dorakada Marawa as Subhasini ‘Subha’ Fernando

1999 Ayadimi Sama as Namali

1999 Bahu Bharya as Theja

2000 Undaya as Sarala Paliwardhana
2000 Re Daniel Dawal Migel 2 as Madhuri
2001 Kinihiriya Mal as Sanduni / ‘Jean’
2001 Jonsun and Gonsun as Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Dingiri Menika and Durga
2001 Aswesuma as Menika
2002 Salelu Warama as Priyanka
2002 Onna Babo as Shanu’s mother
2002 Love 2002
2003 Mother Teresa as Sister Christina
2003 Sepata Dukata Sunny as Sempamutti Arachchige Tara Kumarihami

2005 Guerilla Marketing as Rangi
2006 Nilambare as Madhu
2006 Sewwandi as Damayanthi / Kumari
2007 Mister Dhana Rina
2007 Sankranthi as Pam
2007 Uppalavanna as Uppalavanna maniyo
2010 Kshema Bhoomi as Younger Daughter
2011 Challenges Competition organizer
2011 Dheewari as Valli
2013 Doni as Malathi Gunawardena
2013 Anithya as Sherine
2016 Hero Nero as Kanthi
2017 Nimnayaka Hudekalawa as Thaaraka
2018 Gharasarapa as Dr. Vidya Doraiappa

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