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Daya Wimalaweera was born on 11 December, 1937 in Grandpass, Sri Lanka, is a director. Discover Daya Wimalaweera's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 82 years old?

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Occupation Director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, editor
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 11 December 1937
Birthday 11 December
Birthplace Grandpass, Sri Lanka
Date of death (2019-08-12) Colombo
Died Place Colombo
Nationality Sri Lanka

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Who Is Daya Wimalaweera's Wife?

His wife is Hyacinth Malani Manapperuma

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Children 3

Daya Wimalaweera Net Worth

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Wimalaweera died on 12 August 2019 in a Private Hospital, Colombo at the age of 81. His body was kept at his residence at 154 A, Anderson Road, Dehiwala. Funeral took place on 14 August 2019 at Nedimala Public Cemetery.


In 1979, Wimalaweera directed the film Jeewana Kandulu. The film was an adaptation of the novel by same name written by former president Ranasinghe Premadasa. In addition to his directing, he also provided cinematography and lighting for feature films such as Madhu Sihina and Mihidum Sihina.


In 1972, Wimalaweera made his directorial debut with the film Veeduru Gewal where the screenplay by Tissa Abeysekara and based on a detective story. His most popular films include Jeevana Kandulu (1979), Mihidum Sihina (1982), Major Sir (1982), Devduwa (1986), Madhu Sihina (1990), Raja Daruwo (1992), Chaya (1993) and Sujatha (1994). He was the cinematographer in every film he directed except Raja Daruwo. His film Pahai Hathalis Paha was never screened. He becomes one of the most popular filmmakers of the era when the film industry is in a downturn. The dialogue of original 1953 film Sujatha was written by his father. In the re-creation of the film by Daya in 1994, he re-filmed his father's song, Narilatha Pushpe. His 2002 film Seethala Gini Kandu also included a song composed by his father. His 1990 film Madhu Sihina was the last film acted by popular actor Vijaya Kumaratunga. Kumaratunga was assassinated on his way to Colombo after filming.


Wimalaweera entered the cinema as an assistant camera director in the film Ekamath Eka Rataka in his father's film. His maiden camera direction was in 1965 film Adarayay Karunawai directed by Ananda Jayaratne, but first screened film was Patchara in 1964. He was also the cameraman in the original Tamil language film, Thottakkari. Then he was the chief cinematographer for many films such as Kalana Mithuro, Veeduru Gewal, Miringuwa and Sikuruliya.


Daya was married to Hyacinth Malani and the couple has three daughters. His brother Upasena was married to Kumari's sister Manel. Manel was the lead actress in the 1959 film Ma Ale Kala Tharuniya directed by their father Sirisena Wimalaweera.


Daya was educated at St. Joseph's College, Colombo followed by Terence Rajapakse College, Kolonnawa and later Alexandra College, Colombo. He was a bright student at the school, hence his father though that he would be a doctor one day. However he refused to study medicine and moved in father's footsteps. However, his father was upset about his work and Daya was joined to his newly established "Nawajeewana" film studio which was established on 13 September 1951. After the iron soldering work at studio, Daya had to work as an assistant laboratory technician and after that in the editing room.


Daya Wimalaweera (born 11 December 1937 – died 12 August 2019 as දයා විමලවීර) [Sinhala]), was a director in Sri Lankan cinema and stage drama. He was also a cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and editor.

Daya Wimalaweera was born on 11 December 1937 in Grandpass, Colombo as the third of the family. His father Sirisena Wimalaweera was a renowned lyricist, screenwriter, producer and filmmaker in Sinhala cinema. His father made many critically acclaimed films in early cinema including Amma, Saradiel, Asoka, Sirakaruwa and Wana Mala. He died on August 24, 1963, at the age of 62.