H. A. Perera (10 May 1950 – 4 February 2010) was a Sri Lankan actor who made a mark through his appearances on several popular television serials and films. He is considered as one of five actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage by critics.[1]

H. A. Perera
Habarakadage Alosius Perera

(1950-05-10)May 10, 1950
Died4 February 2010
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1973–2007

Early yearsEdit

Habarakadage Alosius Perera was born in Colombo to Palagame Arachchige Mary Theresa and Habarakadage Vincent Perera. He attended Modera (Mutwal) St. James's school.


Perera made his way through several higher education schools and completed his studies in London. In 1973 he joined his first theatrical group. Perera joined Ranga Shilpa Shalika conducted by Dhamma Jagoda at Lionel Wendt Art Centre, to study music but found his career changed to acting.[2]


In 1982, Perera made his television debut with a role in Janalayan A Amutha. Subsequently, Perera has been a regular on television serials appearing in Doo Daruwo and Nedeyo among others.[3]


Rajjiruwo Udai Udai his first short stage play. He acted in the stage plays such as Bosath Dekma, Raja Dekma, Spartacus, Wedikkarayo and Julius Caesar.[4]


He portrayed Jesus in Niriella's first film, Palamuveniya saha Anthimaya. In 1987, he appeared in the film for which he is best-remembered, Sumitra Peries' Sagara Jalaya Madi Haduwa Oba Hinda. He directed music in Niriella's stage plays and was the first instructor of Jana Karaliya.[citation needed][5][6]


Perera died on 4 February 2010, aged 59, in hospital after a brief illness.[7][8]


Year Film Role Ref.
1991 Keli Madala Poojitha Tennekoon
1991 Kulageya Surrie
1980 Sasaraka Pathum
1983 Hasthi Viyaruwa
1985 Rajina
1986 Koti Waligaya
1988 Sagara Jalaya Madi Handuwa Oba Handa Pina
1989 Siri Medura Gunapala
1990 Palama Yata Rex
1994 Meeharaka Andiris
1998 Dehena
1998 Vimukthi Underworld Thug
2000 Indrakeelaya
2008 Siri Raja Siri Himself


  1. ^ "Five Actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage". Munchee daily. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ Dailynews article Archived 2011-06-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Inganmaruwa: sees changes". Sunday Times. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  4. ^ www.divaina.com
  5. ^ 'Makkal Kalari' (Jana Karaliya) Archived 2011-06-04 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Music Director H.A.Perera Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Actor H.A. Perera is dead
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2010-02-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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