T.M. Sanghadasa, who made a vital contribution to the field of Cinema has passed away.
Artistes gathered at the National Film Corporation to take a decision on the conduct of his funeral. Later, veteran artiste Jackson Anthony said that they decided to hold the funeral on Tuesday. The body will lie at the Jayaratne funeral parlour. The remains will be brought to the Film Corporation at 10.00 a.m. tomorrow and the day after the body will be taken to the National Art Gallery at 10.00 a.m. The funeral will take place at the General Cemetery Kanatte on Tuesday. He said Mr. Sanghadasa who suddenly fell ill was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. He passed away last night.
Mr. Sanghadasa served as an Advisor to the National Film Corporation. He dedicated his life for the well being of the Sinhala cinema industry for many years. He was also the Chairman of the Kala Lanka Foundation.