Veteran actor Wimal Kumara de Costa passed away today at the age of 68.
Wimal Kumara de Costa born on 4 July 1948 began his acting career while attending Kelaniya Gurukula School with a role in the play Godo Enakan.
His first experience with film came with a role in Dharmasena Pathiraja's short Sathuro in 1969.
His first feature was also a Pathiraja film, Ves Gaththo, released the next year.
The Pathiraja collaboration would continue through the rest of the 1970s and early 80s, yielding some of Wimal's most famous roles such as the socialist in Bambaru Awith, Eya Dan Loku Lamayek and the disaffected youth of Ahas Gauwa.
His critically acclaimed performances in these films led to him becoming a much sought after actor for character roles by other art directors.