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Funeral of Chithra Wakishta will be held tomorrow

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 1, 2019 18:30

Funeral of Chithra Wakishta will be held tomorrow

The funeral of veteran artist Chithra Wakishta will be held tomorrow at General Cemetery in Borella at 4.00 p.m. Her remains are lying in state from 8.00 a.m. today at Jayaratne Funeral Parlor in Colombo. Late Mrs. Chithra Wakishta who entered to the Arts field from Sirisena Wimalaweera’s Podi Putha film acted in more than 600 films including Gahenulami, Ranthodi, Paalama Yata, Goluhadawatha, Parasathumal and Yuganthaya. She won a Presidential Award for her acting in the Gahanulamai film. She acted in a number of teledramas including the country’s first teledrama Dimuthu Muthu.

She took part in the Kopi Kade soap opera of ITN from the inception and did not give up acting until she fell ill. She was 83 years old at the time of her demise. She is also the mother of an Executive Officer of ITN, actor and an announcer Praan Wakishta.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 1, 2019 18:30