Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga (කොවිලගේ ඇන්ටන් විජය කුමාරණතුංග; 9  October 1945 – 16 February 1988) was a Sri Lankan politician and actor. He was the husband of Chandrika Kumaratunga, who became the 5th president of Sri Lanka. He was, however, killed.

Acting Carrer[edit | edit source]


Kumaranatunga's first film was Hanthane Kathawa, in which he played the lead role. Since then, in a career that spanned nearly two decades, he acted in 114 films including Eya Den Loku Lamayek (1975), Ponmani (1977), Bambaru Avith (1977), Ganga Addara (1980), Baddegama (1980), Paradige (1980), Maha Gedara (1980), Kedapathaka Chaya (1989) and Kristu Charithaya (1990). He also won several awards. He was voted most popular actor in Sri Lanka from 1983 to 1988. That was a record in the Sri Lankan Cinema yet.Vijaya performed in one English film, The God King and one Tamil film, Nanguran during his career.He became a singer as well & won Sarasaviya Best Singer Award in two times for Saharawe Sihinaya Movie (1990) & Dolos Mahe Pahana Movie (1991)

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