Sunil Hettiarachchi, Sri Lankan actor, Died at 78


Sunil Edmund Hettiarachchi was born in 1937, and died on December 3, 2015.

He was a well-known Sri Lankan comedian and character actor known for his bald appearance with a full beard and skinny frame.

Sunil began his film career in 1982 playing a servant in Kadawunu Poronduwa.

He began to gain fame with his comic roles in low budget genre films in the late-80s and 90s which emphasized his comical look.

Despite primarily playing comedic roles, Sunil has appeared in several art films in small character roles.

In 1987, Sunil played a small role in Tissa Abeysekera’s Viragaya.

In 1992, He has a role in Kulageya.

In 1994, Sunil plays a comic character in Mee Haraka.

Sunil also has had roles in Me Mage Sandai in 2001.

He has also acted in International productions filmed in Sri Lanka like The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997) and Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor (both 1997).

Sunil Edmund Hettiarachchi passed away at age 78 in December 2015.