(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Veteran actor Baptist Fernando passed away last night (01st Wednesday) at hospital. He was 84 at the time of his death.
Waranakulasuriya Maha Lekamge John Baptist Fernando was educated at Joseph Vas College, Wennappuwa, where he was a sports enthusiast.
Baptist Fernando’s favorite sport was wrestling and it was an account of his strength and physique that he entered cinema, first with ‘Perakadoru Bana’ and later ‘Purasha Ratnaya’(1959), ‘Sithaka Mahima’ (1964) and many others.
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[ot-caption title=”Baptist in a fight scene with Rex Kodippili in Namal Renu” url=”http://utvnewsenglish.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/z_p18-tale1.jpg”]
[ot-caption title=”Baptist and Jenita Samaraweera in Tikira” url=”http://utvnewsenglish.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/z_p18-tale2.jpg”]