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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

Legendary Screen Actress Malini Fonseka Honoured in Los Angeles

By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 28 January, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lankans gathered in large numbers in Los Angeles to honor legendary actress Malini Fonseka at a special dinner hosted by the Consular General of Sri Lanka Jaliya Wickramasuriya and Mrs. Wickramasuriya and the Consulate staff. The event was well attended by representative groups of the community, Associations, renowned artists and actors and well wishers and fans of actress Malini Fonseka. At a special ceremony Malini Fonseka was presented with an Appreciative Plaque by the Consulate General of Los Angeles Jaliya Wickramasuriya for services rendered by the famed actress to Sri Lanka and the cinematic art. Sri Lanka’s Consul General Jaliya Wickramasuriya presenting an ‘Appreciative Plaque’ to Malini Fonseka as a tribute to her.Sri Lanka’s Consul General Jaliya Wickramasuriya presenting an ‘Appreciative Plaque’ to Malini Fonseka as a tribute to her.

Among those who paid tribute to her were Joe Devanandhan, the veteran Sinhalese Movie Director, who directed the "Pilot Premanath" starring Sivaji Ganeshan and Malini Fonseka. This was one of her earliest movies.

Malini Fonseka with the veteran film director Mr. Joe Devanandhan. Director of Pilot PremanathMalini Fonseka with the veteran film director Mr. Joe Devanandhan. Director of Pilot Premanath

Many prominent artists, leading professionals and businessmen and a large number of ardent fans of Malini Fonseka as well as community leaders were present at the event. Among those present were: -Somi and Susila Rathnayaka, Gothami Pathiraja, Badraji Mahinda Jayathilaka and Dr Mahinda Jayathilaka. Actress Malini Fonseka thanked those present and said that she deeply appreciate the sentiments expressed by the Lankans and also the way they showed they applauded here and also supported her during her long career.

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