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Veteran Actor Joe Abeywickrama (file Photo)

Veteran Actor Joe Abeywickrama No More

Thu, 22 September 2011 12:23

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(NIDAHASA News ) Veteran Actor Joe Abeywickrama has passed away at the age of 78.

According to his family, he died yesterday (21) upon being admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital after sustaining an injury during his exercises.

Joe who stared in over 165 films had started his film career from the film Saradama. Ranmithudoowa, Gatawarayo, Chandiya, Thunman Handiya, Desa Nisa, Purahanda Kaluwara among his works.

He was awarded locally and internationally in many occasions.

Abeywickrama's remain will be laid at the National Art Gallery on Friday (23) from 9am, for artistes and other VIPs to pay their last respects.

The funeral will be held at 4pm at the General Cemetery in Borella.

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