Leading stage Director and Producer Vinodh Senadeera has passed away.
He passed away after suffering from a sudden heart attack today.
Close friends said that he passed away after being admitted to hospital.
Vinodh was in charge of the Thomian Choir for the last 15 years and had been just appointed the Precentor of the College Chapel.
His involvement in drama is legendary, both in College and outside of it, and many a Thomian thespian were accorded their start by Vinodh.
Among the stage plays he directed are ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘The-taming of the shrew’.
His remains will be taken to S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia on Friday.
Meanwhile, the family has requests everyone to refrain from visiting Vinodh’s home in Ratmalana as his mother not able to handle visitors.
The public and friends have been requested to pay their respects at St Thomas’ College Chapel on Friday from 3pm to 9pm or on Saturday from 7am onwards.
The funeral service will take place at the Chapel of the Transfiguration at 3pm on Saturday (subject to change) and burial thereafter at the Borella Cemetery. (Colombo Gazette)