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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 was born in Ahungalle in Balapitiya to a wholesale Cinnamon businessman father and housewife mother. After schooling at village school, Peradeniya Maha Vidyalaya, St. Luke’s College in Ratnapura Namel entered Nalanda College Colombo. At Nalanda he excelled both in sports and literary activities. Later he entered University of Peradeniya and graduated with a degree in Sociology. At university few of his contemporaries were Jayantha Dhanapala, J. B. Disanayake and Sarath Amunugama. He was did play rugby and football and was a boxer at university. namel was also the second Communist president in the university.[3]

Namel is the owner of Punchi Theater in Borella that promotes arts and culture in this Sri Lanka and founder of founder of Namel and Malini Art Circle [4][5]

References[edit]


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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 ...
 
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ceylon Daily News

Ceylon Daily News
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:48:45 -0700

The Welfare Society of the Colombo Public Library will be holding the 7th Annual Colombo National Educational Book Exhibition and Book Sale at the Premises of the Public Library until July 30 with 46 stalls. The exhibition will be open to the public ...
 
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, 22 Feb 2014 12:32:01 -0800

Trinushka is equally at home in Sinhala and English theatre, getting her first lessons in acting from Namel Weeramuni. Eraj has been in theatre for the past four years and in this drama, provides the surprise laughs. Asela Mendis, behind the scenes for ...
 
Sunday Times.lk
Sat, 08 Aug 2009 14:33:45 -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 ...
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