Veteran Dramatist, Playwright, Translator and Author , R.R. Samarakoon is no more. He was 71
He passed away after a brief illness. His first drama was “Ledak Nethi Ledek” producd in 1965. He has won nine state awards for the drama rendition call “Ahasin Wetunu Minussu.” He was the producer of one of the popular dramas in the performing arts history in Sri Lanka “Kelani Palama.” He rendered a yeoman service to the field of Sinhala drama. He had also authored several novels. He was the husband of veteran announcer and teledrama actress Ramya Wanigasekara. The remains will lie at his residence at Thalpitiya North in Wadduwa. The funeral will take place on Wednesday.