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Veteran film director D.B. Nihalsinghe passes away

Apr 21, 2016 6:36:49 AM - newsfirst.lk

Veteran film director, cinematographer and producer Dr. D. B. Nihalsinghe passed away today, Thursday April 21, while receiving treatment at a private hospital.

Dr. D. B. Nihalsinghe was 77 years old at the time of his passing.

He was a pioneer who introduced professional television production to Sri Lanka, and was behind the first colour teledrama Dimuthu Muthu .

A past pupil of Ananda College, Colombo he was the founding General Manager of the Sri Lanka’s National Film Corporation and was a distinguished alumni of the then University of Ceylon, Peradeniya

D.B. Nihalsingha is the son of the late Journalist D.B. Dhanapala.

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