Sri Lankan Film Director Wasantha Obeysekara Passes

Sri Lankan Film Director Wasantha Obeysekara Passes
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Sri Lankan film director Wasantha Obeysekara has passed away at the age of 80.

He passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo today (8).

Details of his final rites will be informed.

Wasantha Obeysekera entered the film industry with Sath Samudura in 1967 which he co-wrote and worked on as assistant director.  It was Sri Lanka’s entry at the Moscow International Film Festival. In 1971 he was awarded a certificate in Cinematography by the Comité de libération du cinéma français.

He is also well known for his cinematic masterpieces such as Palangetiyo (1979), Dadayama (1984) and Death at the Doorstep (1998). He has won numerous awards for his films such as Palangetiyo and Dadayama.

 

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