June 16, Colombo: A veteran actor of Sri Lanka cinema Tony Ranasinghe passed away this morning at the age of 77.
Tony Ranasinghe passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.
. Born on July 31, 1937 in Modara, Ranasinghe debuted as an actor in 1964 in the Sinhala film 'Gam Peraliya' directed by Lester James Peiris.
He went onto act in several acclaimed movies and won several awards for his acting during his long career. He won Best Actor Awards for Hanthane Kathawa (1969), Duhulu Malak (1976) and Ahasin Polawata (1979).