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Siril Wickramage

Siril Wickramage is an award-winning actor and a director in Sinhala teledrama and film industry. He was born in 26 January 1932 in Kurunagala Kohila Gedara Hospital in North Western Province. Siril comes from a folk drummer background as his father was a famous folk drummer and a dancer in Kurunagala district.

After finishing his higher education in Kerunagala Maliyadewa School, Siril joined Sri Lankan Army force, however, later he was trained as a lecturer at Peradeniya University. Thereafter, he was appointed to Rathmalana Deaf School and Colombo Wesly School as a trainee teacher. During this time Siril Wickramage followed a diploma at the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura.

Siril Wickramage’s first radio teledrama was ‘Muhudhu Puttu’ which was released in 1964. In this drama he acted the role of ‘ Gunasena Galappaththi. In 1965, Siril Wickramage entered in to Sri Lankan Film industry upon the invitation of Sisira Senarathna. ‘Hadapana’ was the Siril’s first Sri Lankan movie. However, he became well famous among Sri Lankan movie lovers in 1967 with the ‘Sath Samudhura’ film.

There he acted as Gunadasa’s role. Siril Wickramage joined with Vasanta Obesekara and Linus Dissanayaka in 1960’s, this was the turning point of Siril Wickramage’s career. Thereafter he became as Sri Lankan film director and in 1970, he released his first Sri lankan movie ‘Ves Gaththo’. Pandith W.D.Amaradewa’s song ‘Ma Mala pasu Sohon Kothe Duk Geeyak Liyanu Manawi’ was reales with this movie in 1970.

Below are Siril Wickramage’s Sri Lankan movies and teledramas since 1965

1987 Podi Vijay
1989 Sirimedura Albert
1990 Palama Yata
1991 Sthree
1992 Kulageya Honeymoon crasher
1994 Ekada Wahi
1994 Ambu Samiyo
1994 Mee Haraka
1995 Seilama Bande
1995 Maruthaya Dharmawardena
1996 Bithu Sithuwam
1996 Thunweni Aehe
1997 Blendings
1998 Sexy Girl
1999 Nagaran Minister
2000 Anuragaye Ananthaya
2002 Thahanam Gaha
2004 Gini Kirilli
2011 Dheewari
2014 Que Sera
2016 Weerawarna
2016 Sakkarang Pitawela Gurun
2017 Bandhanaya

1965 Handapana
1967 Sath Samudura
1969 Mokada Une
1969 Binaramali Singer
1969 Paara Walalu
1970 Nim Walalla
1970 Wes Gaththo
1972 Sihina Lowak
1973 Hathdinnath Tharu
1974 Ahas Gauwa
1976 Walmathwuwo
1977 Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
1978 Selinage Walawwa
1978 Bambaru Awith
1979 Dutugemunu
1979 Chuda Manikya
1979 Wisihathara Peya
1980 Karumakkarayo
1981 Soldadu Unnehe
1984 Parasathuro
1985 Suddilage Kathaawa
1985 Karadiya Walalla
1987 Mangala Thegga

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