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Ananda Weerakoon

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Nationality  Sri Lankan
Role  Film actor
Known for  Film Acting
Religion  Buddhist
Movies  Rekava, Asoka
Name  Ananda Weerakoon

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Born  20 September 1934ColomboSri Lanka
Parents  Amarawathi Kalansuriya, Don William Weerakoon

Education  Nalanda College, Colombo

Ananda Weerakoon (Sinhala:ආනන්ද වීරකෝන්) was one of the most handsome Sri Lankan film actors in the 1950s.

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Life and career

Early life

Ananda was born as only son in a family of five children to parents Don William Weerakoon and Amarawathi Kalansuriya. He was educated at Nalanda College Colombo and was also a Bachelor of Arts degree holder. Since school days he had been keenly interested in history and arts. He first participated in a dance to welcome the Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Ceylon together with Shesha Palihakkara and Titus Thotawatte at the Colombo Regal Hall.

Film acting

He first started acting in a film as a young boy called "Harry" in one of the films directed by Sirisena Wimalaweera. Later on Ananda had been acting in many films directed by Sirisena Wimalaweera such as Asoka (1955 film) and Lester James Peries's Rekava film.

Stay in England

In 1960, Ananda moved to the United Kingdom and since then he worked as an Insuarance agent in London for 29 years.


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