May 12 (LT) Shanthi Lekha, the oldest and renowned actress of Sri Lankan cinema passed away in France today (11th) morning. Rita Irene Queen was her real name and she was born at Kalutara on 1st July, 1929. She was educated at Holy Family Convent, Kalutara. Her nom de plume was coined from her husband’s name, Shanthi Viraj, whom she met while attending school and later married. more..
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