Veteran actor Wimal Kumara de Costa has passed away in Kalubowila this afternoon at the age of 68. Sources said that he developed breathing difficulties while he was attending in a programme in Boralesgamuwa.
He was pronounced dead on admission to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila. De Costa started his career as a stage actor and then conquered the cinema and the small screen in tele dramas.
Starting his career in play Godo Enakath (Waiting for Godot), some of famous movies he acted are Sathuro (1969), Ves Gaththo (1970), Bambaru Awith (1978) Eya Dan Loku Lamayek (1977) and Ahas Gauwa (1974).