Mar 14, 2018

Edna Sugathapala bids adieu

Actress Edna Sugathapala has passed away. She was 72.

She was being treated at the Colombo Nawaloka Hospital after falling ill.

A powerhouse of talents, Edna was also a talented pianist and singer.

She played piano and accordion in the playback music of films ‘Surayangeth Suraya’ and ‘Me Desa Kumatada’.  Having entered the acting scene in theatre Edna first played in the stage play ‘Gehenu Hatana’ produced by Dick Dias in 1967.  In cinema she played in Senasuma Kothenada directed by K. A. W. Perera and thereafter featured in a number of films including ‘Veeduru Gewal’, ‘Senehadsa’ ‘Anthima Mohotha’ ‘Paliyata Paliya’, ‘Newatha Hamuwemu’, ‘Hitha Hinda Kollek’, ‘Tharanaya’, ‘Undaya’ ‘Miriguwa’ and ‘Surayangeth Suraya’.

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