Saturday, August 13, 2011

An Unidentified Group Damaged Popular Sinhala Cinema Actress Late Rukmani Devi's Grave Tomb

An unidentified group had damaged the Grave Tomb of the Popular Sri Lankan Actress Late Rukmani Devi who was the First Sinhala Cinema Actress at the Periyamulla General Cemetery located in Negombo last evening (12)causing damage to the Security Fence surrounded her tomb and the monuments including her biography Negombo Police said today.

Police have arrested seven suspects in this regard and produced before the Negombo Magistrate Court and the Court ordered them to be  remanded till 15th of August (Monday).All name boards and board including Late Rukmani Davi's Biography established at the Grave except her Memorial got damaged during this incident according to the Police.The reason behind this action has not yet identified .

Late Rukmani Devi was the First Sinhala Cinema Actress and Singer who castes the main role of the First Sinhala Motion Picture "Kadawuna Poronduwa"(Broken Promise) screened in 1947.Since then  Rukmani Devi  has acted in large number of films till her tragic death occurred in Ja Ela ,Thudella on 28th of October 1978  while on her  way home after attending a Musical Show .She died on the sport after her Vehicle collided with a Petrol Bowser.She has known as the Nightingale Of Sinhala Cinema as she was having a gifted  beautiful voice  which gave her fame as a one of the greatest singers  ever produced by Sri Lanka.If u need more information on Late Rukmani Devi visit

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