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* Veteran Sri Lankan actor Shesha Palihakkara passes away
Sun, Jul 12, 2009, 09:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 12, Colombo: Veteran actor, producer, and dancer of Sri Lanka, Shesha Palihakkara has passed away today.

Shesha Palihakkara entered the Sinhala cinema by choreographing movies like Ahankara Isthri and Puduma Leli. He got his first starring role in Matalang in 1953.

He has performed in Rekhawa and several other Sinhala movies which made him a popular actor in Sri Lanka.

He abandoned his film career after Sarawita and pursued business in the plantation industry and returned to film in the 2000s with a role in Chandran Ratnamís Romeo and Juliet.

In 2007, Palihakkara was honored with a Ranathisara award at the Sarasaviya Festival for his contributions to cinema.

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