Actor Wimal Kumara de Costa passed away

kostha-01-20130102Actor Wimal Kumara de Costa passed away today at the age of 68. He was most notable for his character roles in films directed by Dharmasena Pathiraja, Sunil Ariyaratne and Gamini Fonseka.

De Costa began his acting career with a role in the play Godo Enakath. Subsequently he performed in plays such as Dunna Dunna Gamuwe, Hitha Hondha Ammandi, Puttu, Kawuruth Enney Nahay Kora Saha Andhaya and Nattukarayo by W. Jayasiri, Sugathapala de Silva and others.

His first role in a film came in Dharmasena Pathiraja’s Sathuro (1969). His first feature was also a Pathiraja film, Ves Gaththo, released the following year.