Cletus Mendis

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Cletus Mendis
ක්ලීටස් මෙන්ඩිස්
Born Gammada Liyanage Cletus Paulinus Mendis
(1949-07-17) 17 July 1949 (age 69)
Negombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Singer, Screenplay writer
Years active 1973 – present
Spouse(s) Dorin Jayakody

Gammada Liyanage Cletus Paulinus Mendis, popularly as Cletus Mendis (born in July 17, 1949 as ක්ලීටස් මෙන්ඩිස් [Sinhala]) is an award-winning Sri Lankan actor, mainly works in cinema and television. He has received a number of awards for his villain acting, including the Sarasaviya, OCIC, Raigam, Presidential festivals.

Acting career[edit]

In 1971, before moving into silver screen, Mendis did dramas at Church feasts and taught gymnastics and martial arts to the youth at Katupotha. Then 1973, he went Colombo to face an interview with Henry Chandrawansa and then met Sugath Samarakoone at that interview. In 1977, he worked as the stunt director of the film Wanagatha Kella.[1]

His first cinema acting came through 1978 epic history film Veera Puran Appu as a supporting actor. Then he acted in Yali Pipunu Malak in 1983. His first villain character came through 1982 film Paramitha, which turned his filming career towards villain roles throughout the rest of the decades.[1]

In 2004, Mendis joined Vishva Kala Sarasaviya at Mount Lavinia and met Udayakantha Warnasuriya.[1]

Cletus is married to Dorrin Jayakody in 1987 and they have single son, who was born in 1994.

Filmography[edit]

  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.[2]
Year No. Film Role
1978 399 Veera Puran Appu Puran Appu's soldier
1980 459 Sankhapali
1982 526 Kiri Suwanda
1982 537 Paramitha
1983 550 Yali Pipunu Malak
1983 572 Rathu Makara Tudor
1984 578 Mala Giravi Meena's Thaththa / Meena's Aiyya
1984 590 Hithawathiya Inspector
1984 593 Sasara Chethana
1985 619 Puthuni Mata Samawenna
1985 624 Obata Diwura Kiyannam
1985 631 Sura Duthiyo
1986 637 Prarthana
1986 645 Jaya Apatai
1986 648 Sura Saradiyel Sirimala
1986 640 Peralikarayo Sarath / Whiskey Kade Pussa's henchman
1987 654 Hitha Honda Chandiya Willie
1987 664 Nommara Ekai
1987 667 Viragaya Jinadasa
1987 670 Ahinsa Party guest
1988 672 Ayya Nago
1988 682 Ko Hathuro
1989 685 Mamai Raja Inspector Robin
1989 689 Obata Rahasak Kiyannam
1989 692 Sinasenna Raththaran
1989 694 Randenigala Sinhaya Henchman
1989 695 Sebaliyo
1990 697 Dase Mal Pipila
1990 700 Yukthiyata Wada Ramesh
1990 707 Pem Raja Dahana Corporal Nandana
1990 711 Chandi Raja
1990 714 Hitha Honda Puthek
1990 701 Dedunnen Samanaliyak
1990 702 Veera Udara also as producer and playback singer
1991 719 Wada Barinam Wadak Na
1991 721 Sihina Ahase Wasanthaya
1991 727 Raja Sellan
1991 729 Esala Sanda
1991 732 Ran Hadawatha
1991 734 Cheriyo Doctor
1991 736 Dhanaya
1991 739 Bambara Kalapaya
1991 741 Mama Obe Hithawatha
1992 746 Raja Daruwo Lionel Jayasekara
1992 749 Sakwithi Raja
1992 753 Chandi Rajina
1992 754 Sinha Raja
1992 755 Kiyala Wadak Na Kapila
1992 757 Me Ware Mage
1992 763 Sathya
1992 767 Rajek Wage Puthek
1993 769 Chaya Mahesh
1992 772 Surabidhena Party guest
1993 773 Sagara Thilina
1993 775 Wali Sulanga Gamini
1993 776 Sasara Sarisarana Thek Oba Mage
1993 786 Sandarekha
1993 787 Nelum Saha Samanmali
1993 778 Surayan Athara Veeraya Nihal
1993 781 Yasasa
1993 783 Jeevan Malli
1993 788 Lassanai Balanna
1994 800 Nohadan Landune
1994 815 Love 94 Mr. Wickrama
1994 817 Shakthi
1995 820 Inspector Geetha
1995 822 Vijay Saha Ajay Don Gabriel 'Goring' Almeida
1995 828 Deviyani Sathya Surakinna Inspector Mahesh Rajapakse
1995 829 Wairayen Wairaya
1995 832 Chitti
1995 838 Hitha Honda Surayo
1995 839 Cheriyo Captain Alphonsus
1995 840 Dalulana Gini
1995 843 Sudu Walassu
1996 846 Body Guard
1996 851 Sura Daruwo
1996 853 Hitha Hondanam Waradin Na also as playback singer
1996 855 Saba Mithuro
1996 859 Seema Pawuru
1996 861 Sihina Wimane Kumariya Jagath Senanayake
1996 867 Madhuri Lal's boss
1997 868 Yasoma
1997 871 Puthuni Mata Wasana Anura
1997 872 Tharanaya
1997 873 Surayo Wadakarayo
1997 885 Savithrige Rathriya
1997 888 Ninja Sri Lanka
1997 889 Goodbye Tokyo
1998 901 Anthima Raya
1999 923 Koti Sana
2000 936 Danduwama
2000 942 Sanda Yahanata
2001 965 Dinuma Kageda
2002 993 Sathkampa Saliya
2003 1000 Sundarai Adare Senaka Weerasekera
2003 1001 Pura Sakmana
2003 1006 Sepata Dukata Sunny Tara's brother
2003 1004 Aladinge Waldin Mr. Dekatana 'Julie'. also as playback singer
2003 1010 Taxi Driver
2003 1017 Bheeshanaye Athuru Kathawak
2004 1034 Salamuthu Pinna
2004 1043 Underworld
2006 1065 Supiri Balawatha Gajanayake
2006 1074 Ranahansi
2006 1078 Double Game
2007 1093 First Love Pooja
2008 1100 Superstar
2008 1103 Adara Meena
2008 1115 Ai Oba Thaniwela
2010 1140 Jaya Pita Jaya Douglas
2010 1167 Thank You Berty Police Inspector
2010 1146 Subha [3]
2010 1148 Viyapath Bambara
2011 1150 Sinhawalokanaya Jagilis
2011 1164 Putha Mage Suraya Douglas / Ivan
2012 1172 Kurumittek Avilla
2012 1173 Vijaya Kuweni Upatissa
2014 1208 Ahelepola Kumarihami Purohitha
2014 1209 Parapura First direction. also as producer and screenwriter
2015 1233 Maharaja Ajasath Purohitha
2015 1234 Aathma Warusha
2016 1245 Natannethuwa Dinna President
2016 1266 Ape Kaalaye Patachara Situthuma
2017 1268 Aloko Udapadi Pilaya Mara
2018 Vaishnavee
TBD Eka Raene Kurullo [4]
TBD Thaanapathilage Gedara [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cletus speaks across generations". Daily News. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lankan Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Subha film". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Benedict Manthree with silver screen". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Film Thaanapathilage Gedara". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 

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