Veteran actress, journalist and former radio news presenter Ramya Wanigasekara passed away this morning (08), family sources told Ada Derana.

She was aged 73 years at the time of her demise.

Wanigasekara made her debut stage drama appearance in 1976 with a minor role in the stage drama ‘Hasthiraja Mahaththaya’.

She had her breakthrough role in the 1978 stage drama ‘Mana Ranjana Weda Warjana’.

She also acted in many other stage dramas, including ‘Kelani Palama’, ‘Ahasin Wetunu Minissu’, ‘Jailer Unnahe’, ‘Raja Kathawa’, ‘Muhudu Puththu’, and ‘Siri Sangabo’.

In 1980, Wanigasekara began her career as a radio host with Radio Ceylon and was a regular news anchor until her retirement in 2006.

She later joined Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on contract basis, where she worked as a relief newscaster.

Wanigasekara also appeared in a number of television dramas, including ‘Koombiyo’, ‘Ahas Gawwa’, ‘Denuwara Menike’, ‘Kande Gedara’ and ‘Yes Boss’.



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