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Anoja Weerasinghe
Born Anoja Weerasinghe
Sri Lanka
Occupation Film actress

Anoja Weerasinghe (Sinhala:අනොජා වීරසිංහ) is an award-winning Sri Lankan film actress.[1][2][3]


Weerasinghe rose to popularity in cinema and acclaim after winning the Silver Peacock Award for the Best Actress at the New Delhi International Film Festival in 1987 for the film Maldeniye Simion, directed by Dr. D.B. Nihalsingha. This was the first time a Sri Lankan actress won a best actress award at an international film festival. Thereafter she went on to LAMDA in London to further hone her skills and won further accolades, nationally and internationally: She has been honored with the Kohinoor Award by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Government of Sri Lanka's ''Kala Suri national award, the Asian Film Center tribute to her in 1994, Munich International Film Festival retrospective of her films, and the state governments of Kerala and West Bengal retrospectives of her films are among the many accolades she has received.



  1. ^ "Anoja's role as Mother Courage". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 18 March 2006. 
  2. ^ "Healing wounded minds". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). 19 March 2006. 
  3. ^ "Drama group aids tsunami victim". BBC News. 11 August 2005. 
  4. ^ "Lankan film stars shy away from poll campaign". Hindustan Times. 4 November 2006. 

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The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:10:27 -0700

Nilendra Deshapriya's debut film 'Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has been selected for two international film festivals in Russia and the USA taking place during this week. The film is also ready to be released here in EAP circuit ...
The Island.lk (subscription)
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:18:45 -0700

Open discussions on personal experiences about mental illness for example by an award winning actor Anoja Weerasinghe have brought home the issue of the possibility of leading a very successful and fulfilling life without fear and shame in spite of ...

Ministry of Defence (press release)

Ministry of Defence (press release)
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:11:15 -0700

... peace to this resplendent island. Vice President of the SVU Mrs. Indu Ratnayake, Commandant of the home Colonel Vajira Kariyawasam, popular screen actresses Anoja Weerasinghe and Yasodha Wimaladarma were also present during the occasion.

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:58:37 -0800

... Sulochana Weerasinghe, playing one of the few female leads as Jacintha, Wimal's love interest; Kamal Addararachchi embodying the brutality of the neighbourhood gangster, Neeta Fernando and Anoja Weerasinghe playing mothers protecting their brood; ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:00:37 -0700

The group of experienced and talented stars include Sarath Kothalawala, Kumara Thirimadura, Namal Jayasinghe, Sulochana Weerasinghe, Swarna Mallawarachchi, Anoja Weerasinghe, Nita Fernando, Kamal Addararachchi, Adam Adamally, Dayadewa ...
The Island.lk (subscription)
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:26:15 -0800

Award winning artiste Anoja Weerasinghe portraying Hecabe, Neil Alles as Poseidon and Meena Kumari Perera as Cassandra have undoubtedly captured the imagination of the audience. The invitation extended to Anoja to conduct a workshop for students ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:14:55 -0700

Beven is back with a flourish of colour to bring to “life” the ordinary man on the street……..the youth who works in the shoe-shop and the trishaw driver who looks for fares close to his home in Negombo. Yes, George Beven, the octogenarian painter who ...
Ministry of Defence (press release)
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 02:19:19 -0800

With the end of the humanitarian operations the government initiated a number of ambitious projects to expedite the post war recovery of the north and east region. In comparison to the north the east gets a little less prominence in the media. Unlike ...

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