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Namel Weeramuni
Born Ahungalle, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Film Director, Dramatist, Actor, Playwright
Religion Buddhist
Spouse(s) Malini Weeramuni
Children Slushna, Heshan and Tarindu

Namel Weeramuni is a Sri Lankan film director, dramatist, playwright and UK lawyer.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Namel Weeramuni was born in Ahungalle in Balapitiya to a wholesale Cinnamon businessman father and housewife mother. After schooling at village school, Peradeniya Maha Vidyalaya and St. Luke’s College in Ratnapura, Namel entered Nalanda College Colombo. Namel was the President of Nalanda College English and Sinhala Literary Unions and lead debating teams in both languages.[3]

Later he entered University of Peradeniya and graduated with a degree in Sociology. Namel was also the second Communist president in the university.[4]

Namel is the owner of Punchi Theater in Borella that promotes arts and culture in this Sri Lanka and founder of the Namel and Malini Art Circle.[5][6]


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18 news items

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:07:30 -0700

So unfolds H.C.N. De Lanerolle's 'The Dictator', which Namel Weeramuni will usher back to the stage at his beloved Punchi Theatre next week. Weeramuni is an appreciative fan – he used to watch E.C.B. Wijesinghe as Ralahamy on stage back in the ...
Sri Express
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:09:33 -0700

The concept for a project of this magnitude was a long contemplated dream fulfilled by Namel Weeramuni who can be classified as an actor, dramatist, author, poet and a director and producer of Sinhala drama. The idea of setting up a 'different kind of ...

The Island (subscription)

The Island (subscription)
Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:52:30 -0700

I have often referred in these columns to the continuing wonderful cultural fare we benefit from thanks to Malini and Namel Weeramuni's generosity of spirit. The Punchi Theatre the Weeramunis founded and the literary activities it hosts are unfailing ...

nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper

nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Sat, 30 May 2015 11:45:00 -0700

She has worked with dramatists like Gunasena Galappaththi, Ranjith Dharmakeerthi, Dhamma Jagoda, Namel Weeramuni, Henry Jayasena and others and also served as a teacher and actress for quite a long period. She was also exposed to children's ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:43:52 -0700

Namel Weeramuni lives atop his little theatre. Amid the clutter of small shops and heavy traffic in Borella, the building which houses the Punchi has always stood out, its unusual form highlighted by an uneven layer of thick orange clay that gives it ...

Sunday Times.lk

Sunday Times.lk
Sat, 24 Jul 2010 14:11:01 -0700

When Namel Weeramuni took a trip to London at the age of 39, he was quite unprepared to find that in the interim he had lost his job as a lawyer and assistant draughtsman back in Sri Lanka. His trip, intended as a research stint for the government also ...

Sunday Times.lk

Sunday Times.lk
Sat, 08 Aug 2009 14:35:53 -0700

At least one survivor of the old brigade is still in action! Dramatist Namel Weeramuni continues to write scripts, direct plays and act as well. He has been busy in the past few weeks reviving one of his earliest productions 'Nattukkari'. The play is a ...

Ceylon Daily News

Ceylon Daily News
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:41:15 -0700

Namel Weeramuni, dramatist and actor, is an extremely engaging and effervescent man. Lively and bubbly, he immediately puts anyone at ease. Namel Weeramuni whose craft and forte is drama is no newcomer to the limelight. Reminiscences of Gold met ...

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