H. A. Perera
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|H. A. Perera|
Habarakadage Alosius Perera|
May 10, 1950
Balangoda, Sri Lanka
|Died||4 February 2010|
H. A. Perera (10 May 1950 – 4 February 2010) was a Sri Lankan actor who made a mark through his appearances on several popular television serials and films. He is considered as one of five actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage by critics.
Habarakadage Alosius Perera was born in Colombo to Palagame Arachchige Mary Theresa and Habarakadage Vincent Perera. He attended Modera (Mutwal) St. James's school.
Perera made his way through several higher education schools and completed his studies in London. In 1973 he joined his first theatrical group. Perera joined Ranga Shilpa Shalika conducted by Dhamma Jagoda at Lionel Wendt Art Centre, to study music but found his career changed to acting.
In 1982, Perera made his television debut with a role in Janalayan A Amutha. Subsequently, Perera has been a regular on television serials appearing in Doo Daruwo and Nedeyo among others.
Rajjiruwo Udai Udai his first short stage play. He acted in the stage plays such as Bosath Dekma, Raja Dekma, Spartacus, Wedikkarayo and Julius Caesar.
He portrayed Jesus in Niriella's first film, Palamuveniya saha Anthimaya. In 1987, he appeared in the film for which he is best-remembered, Sumitra Peries' Sagara Jalaya Madi Haduwa Oba Hinda. He directed music in Niriella's stage plays and was the first instructor of Jana Karaliya.
- Sagara Jalaya Madi Handuwa Oba Handa (1988)
- Siri Medura (1989) - Socialist
- Palama Yata (1991) - Rex
- Keli Madala (1991) - Poojitha Tennekoon
- Kulageya (1992)
- Meeharaka (1993) - Gunapala's father
- Vimukthi (1994) - Underworld Thug (final film role)
- "Five Actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage". Munchee daily. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- Dailynews article Archived 2011-06-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- 'Makkal Kalari' (Jana Karaliya) Archived 2011-06-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- Music Director H.A.Perera Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Actor H.A. Perera is dead
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2010-02-20.