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* Sri Lanka's renowned comedian Annesley Dias passes away
Fri, Jun 12, 2009, 08:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 12, Kelaniya: Annesley Dias, a great comedian of Sri Lanka passed away this morning at his residence in Kelaniya, after a brief illness at the age of 81, the family sources said.

A father of a six children, Annesley was a founder of comedy programs on the radio and made his roll as a radio comedian in Sri Lanka. In the late eighties he entered the television and also he had engaged in radio dramas in the same period.

Annesley Dias engaged mostly in comic dramas with his coeval friends, Berty Goonathilaka and Samuel Rodrigo as well as Mercy Edirisingha.

The funeral arrangements are to be announced later.

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