Reminiscing Gamini Fonseka

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

On the 30th September 2004, 14 years ago Sri Lanka’s heroic epoch era of Sinhala cinema died, alongside with the sudden demise of legendary film personality and politician it was comparable to the shutting down of the screen of the Sinhala cinema where he stood very tall for nearly three decades dominating in many spheres spaced out from his unique, distinctive and in his own inimitable styles of acting.

Sembuge Gamini Shelton Fonseka is extensively regarded as the emperor of the Sri Lankan silver screen and first Crowned King before Joe Abeywickrema , Tony Ranasinghe and Vijaya Kumaratungal Gamini Fonseka was born on 21 March 1936 in Dehiwala the third child of William and Daisy Fonseka. Starting school at Presbyterian Girls School along station road, Dehiwala, located in his neighbourhood. Later,Gamini was moved to prestigious S.Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia.