H. D. Premaratne
1944 – 2005
Who was H. D. Premaratne?
H.D. Premaratne was educated at Gurukula Vidyalaya in Kelaniya. He started his film career as a clapper boy in Daru Duka in 1967. While working at the old Times of Ceylon group, he was an Assistant Director for Pujithayo before embarking on his maiden directorial venture Sikuruliya starring Vijaya Kumaranatunga and Swineetha Weerasinghe in 1975.
A majority of his work focused on women and women's issues. Along with cinema, Premaratne produced the teledramas Sandungira Ginigani, Sihina Danauwa, and Dulari and also the stage drama Yakage Kammala. He worked at Swarnavahini as a Consultant to the Board of Directors, and functioned as the president of the Sri Lanka Cinema Bala Mandalaya.
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