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Sri Lanka: Veteran actor and radio announcer Alfred Perera passes away

Alfred Periera

Veteran Sri Lankan actor and radio announcer Alfred Perera passed away on November 20 at the age of 93.

He worked for a long time as a news anchor for the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. He has also worked as an interpreter in the Parliament of Sri Lanka for a long time.

He was in charge of the Sinhala division of Veritas Radio in Manila, Philippines for a while.

Perera was the founder as well as the founding announcer of the very popular Ferona Samaya program on radio.

He acted in several films like Maruwa Samaga Wase (1977), Sinhawa Atharin (2015) and Sanda Nega Eddi (1966). He has also starred in a number of teledramas.

He was ninety-three years old when he died this afternoon at Mr. Perera's residence in Dalugama. The body will be buried at the supreme funeral home in Makola for the last rites.

Funeral services will be held at Dalugama Church Cemetery on November 22.


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.