Rangana Premaratne

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Rangana Premaratne
Born Wehella Gamage Rangana Vanshanath Premaratne
(1959-01-12) 12 January 1959 (age 59)
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan

Maliyadeva College

Thurstan College
Occupation Actor, Tele-drama Producer, Writer
Years active 1982–present
Children Muveendra Premaratne

Rangana Premaratne (born 12 January 1959) is a Sri Lankan film/teledrama actor, producer and television personality. He has appeared in over 100 films/teledramas and earned numerous accolades.

Rangana has been rated amongst the best in the local film/teledrama industry. Well known for his strong character and to add to that his vigorous voice Rangana is a significant figure in the industry.



Rangana began his career as a stage-drama actor in the early 1980s acting in the famous stage-drama Sajan Nallathambi which was one of the first Sri Lankan plays to be a financial success. It was hugely popular, even playing in the Middle East to Sinhala audiences.

Rangana then stepped into the teledrama industry acting in the teledrama Gamana in 1987 directed by veteran K A W Perera. Doing numerous roles in different dramas he became a significant icon in the country's teledrama industry. His award winning performance in the famous teledrama Manokaya in 1998 stands out on top of the major hits in the country's teledrama industry.


In 2001, Rangana expanded his career as a teledrama producer. Rangana in partnership with Kelum Shiromala (his wife) got into producing with the popular teledrama Randunu in which he also played the main role of a politician. The duo together produced six teledramas (2001–2007) which includes award winning dramas like Punchi Rala and Ruwata Ruwa.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli Singapore International Film Festival Represented Sri Lanka in 1998
2002–2003 Sakman Maluwa Directed by Sumitra Peries
2009 Leader A Film by Ranjan Ramanayake
2010 Ira Handa Yata Actor
2013 Doni Actor Silva
2017 Ran Sayura


Year Title As Recognition Notes
1987 Gamana Actor
1992 Humalaya Actor
1995 Isurugira Actor Represented Sri Lanka in the Golden Crest International Television Festival in Bulgaria (1995)
1995 Kalu Hansayo Actor
Unknown Ekagei Kurullo Actor
1998 Manokaya Actor Sumathi Awards - Award Winner
1999 Makara Vijithaya Actor
1999 Kadumuna Actor
2001 Randunu Actor/Producer Telecasted on Rupavahini
2001 Damini Actor Telecasted on Sirasa TV
2002 Ruwata Ruwa Actor/Producer Nominee Sumathi Awards (2003) – Best Actor Starred in triple roles (1st time in Sri Lankan teledrama industry)
2003 Tharu Paba Actor Telecasted on Swarnavahini
2003 Ran Dalambuwo Actor/Producer Telecasted on Rupavahini
2004 Punchi Rala Actor/Producer Raigam Tele Awards (2005) Drama of the Year Raigam Tele Awards (2005) Won 9 Awards and another 4 Nominees
2005 Ran Mehesi Actor/Producer
2006 Madu Nam Eya Actor/Producer
2006 Makara Dadayama Actor Detective Tele series on Sirasa TV
2007/2008 Bol Vi Ahuru Actor Telecasted on Swarnavahini
2009/2010 Ridee Tharaka Actor Telecasted on ITN Sri Lanka
2010 Sanda Numba Nam Actor Telecasted on Swarnavahini
2013/2014 Hiru Thaniwela Actor Telecasted on Hiru TV
2015 Maya Sihina Actor Telecasted on Sirasa TV
2016 Sikka Team Actor Telecasted on Rupavahini
2016 Uthum Pethum Actor Telecasted on Sirasa TV
2016/2017 Anantha Actor Telecasted on Swarnavahini
2016/2017 Medi Sina Actor Telecasted on Sirasa TV
2017 Rathu Pichcha Actor Telecasted on Sirasa TV
2017 Lokantharayo Actor Triple Roles - As Panduka/Hapan/Bhee - Telecasted on Siyatha TV
2017 Sirakari Actor Telecasted on ITN
2018 Rajiniyo Actor Telecasting on Rupavahini
2018 Urumayaka Aragalaya Actor Telecasting on Hiru TV
2018 Awasan Inima Actor Telecasting on Rupavahini
2018 Alu Actor Telecasting on Rupavahini



  1. ^ Rangana Premaratne, "Ruwata Ruwa is the tale of a look alike", Sundaytimes.lk, 1 July 2001. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ Rangana Premaratne, "Sanda Numba Nam touches the pulse", The Nation, 31 October 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2015.