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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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23 news items

Ceylon Daily News
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Two things greet me as I step into the Punchi Theatre on a cold blustery morning a few weeks ago: the fragrance of the tiny white flowers over the entrance and the warm smile on Namel Weeramuni's face. A few moments later, as if on cue, Malini ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
Ceylon Daily News
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:33:45 -0800

Colombo Art Biennale, Hempel Galeries and The Brunei Gallery present 'Serendipity Revealed,'an Exhibition of Contemporary Sri Lankan Art until December 20 at Brunei Gallery, London. While the art scenes in many parts of Asia are beginning to or have ...
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 ...

Ceylon Daily News

Ceylon Daily News
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Nalanda College Group of 94 will present a Gala Musical Show titled 'SEVEN LEGENDS IN HARMONY' on September 27 at Musaeus College Auditorium at 7pm. Nalanda Group of 94 is a very active group and they are planning to utilize the funds raised ...

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