Dommie Jayawardena

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Dommie Jayawardena
Born June 25, 1927
Ambalangoda Sri Lanka
Died 28 December 1979(1979-12-28) (aged 52)
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Occupation Film Actor, Singer
Children Roy Jayawardena

Dommie Jayawardena (25 June 1927 – 28 December 1979) was a Sri Lankan actor and singer. He achieved fame playing villainous roles like Hindi cinema Praan.

Jayawardena was born in Ambalangoda. He first appeared on the silver screen in Sujatha (1953) as the womanizer Wickie. Jayawardena would go on to make over 50 films. Samiya Birinda Deviya featured one of his rare sympathetic performances.[1]

Jayawardena directed two films, Daru Duka and Singapore Charlie. He died on December 28, 1979.

Jayawardena's son Roy was also an actor. He died in 2002.[2]

A Dommie Jayawardena Commemoration Day was held at the John de Silva Memorial Hall Colombo on January 8, 2000.[3]


  1. ^ "Unforgettable Yesteryear stars". Daily Mirror. 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ Uvais, Ramesh (2002). "Old Memories never fade". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "New faces Somasekeran brought to screen". Sunday Times. 1999. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 

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