Veteran actor Wilson Karunaratne or Wilson Karu passed away yesterday.
He was 79 years.
Wilson Karu established himself as the villain of Sinhala Cinema made his debut appearance in the Hadawath Neththo film directed by Subayar Makeem in 1974.
Wilson Karu won a merit award for the Nicholas’s role in the film titled Sasara Chethana directed by veteran artiste Malani Fonseka. He had contributed a number of films including Yakadayaka, Jeewana Ganga, Saradiyelge Putha, Hithuwoth Hithuwamai, Hitha Mithura and Selinage Walawwa.
Actors such as Wilson Karu are rare as even in fight scenes he has engrossed himself in real fights at the expense of his life and health. His remains lie at Jayaratne parlour, will be taken for cremation at Kirulapone crematorium today at 4 p.m.