Thursday, 16th September 2021

Veteran actress ‘Somi Nona’ passes away at 83

Colombo, Jun 2 (BAN/CD): Chitra Wakishta, veteran actress, well-known by her stage name ‘Somi Nona’ in the teledrama ‘Kopi Kade’, passed away at the age of 83 while undergoing treatment at the Colombo National Hospital, President of Singers Association, Keerthi Pasquel said.

Born on December 23, 1936, she started her acting career with the Televison drama ‘Dimuthumuthu’. Among her body of work are films such as Sirakaruwa, Yuganthaya, Golu Hadawatha, and Gahenu Lamai. The late actress has also worked as a voice-over artist for television and radio.

According to Keerthi Pasquel’s statement to Daily Mirror, she was suffering from cancer for some time.

The final rites will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Sunday at the Borella cemetery.

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