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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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Dedunu Ran Oville - Milton Mallawarachchi

Sinhala Film: Lassana Dawasak (1975) Produced & Directed by Nimal Silva Music Direction: P. L. A. Somapala Lyrics: Premakeerthi De Alwis Playback Singing: ...

Saagarayaki Aadare - HR Jothipala

Sinhala Film: Lassana Dawasak (1975) Produced & Directed by: Nimal Silva Music Direction: P. L. A. Somapala Lyrics: Premakeerthi De Alwis Playback ...

Digeka Avith & Kandoskiriyawa

Directed By Namel Weeramuni Digeka Avith - Anusha Disanayake, Anil Wijesinha, Pabhath Manohara Samaga Kandoskiriyawa - Wijerathna Warakagoda, ...

Aluth Gedara Teledrama on ITN- Every Sunday at 8.30pm

Every Sunday at 8.30pm on ITN Directed By Ravindra Wijerathne Written By Tharanga Dissanayake Producer By Tharanga Dissanayake Music By Kapila ...

"Nadagam" - Cyril Wickramage and Somasiri Dehipitiya (Walmath Wuvo, 1976)

Music Director - Somadasa Elvitigala / Film Director - Vasantha Obeysekera / Actors - Cyril Wickramage / Somasiri Dehipitiya / Namel Weeramuni / Denawaka ...

Obe Sitha Maga Langai - HR Jothipala

Sinhala Film: Lassana Dawasak (1975) Produced & Directed by Nimal Silva Music Direction: P. L. A. Somapala Lyrics: Premakeerthi De Alwis Playback singing: ...

Madurayame ("Janakaraliya")

This song performed by "JANAKARALIYA" Mobile Theatre group in Sri Lanka,when they opening their web site (www.janakaraliya.org) on 27th February 2009 at ...

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17 news items

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 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 ...

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
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
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 ...

The Island.lk (subscription)

The Island.lk (subscription)
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Namel Weeramuni, Attorney-at-Law, one time Deputy Legal Draftsman and a Solicitor, who had three Law firms in London and was a gentleman par-excellence, told me a very, very interesting story about CP de Silva and Dudley Senanayake. This story was ...
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 ...

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