Popular actress Hyacinth Wijeratne was passed away in a road accident today.
Police said the van she was travelling in fell into a precipice in Lindula along the Nuwara Eliya – Talawakelle Road.
She was travelling back to Colombo after filming in Nuwara Eliya.
Karumakkarayo, Bithu sithuwam, Salambak Handai and Hogana Pokuna were among several accredited works she contributed to in her acting career.
The driver of the van has been arrested.
Police added the driver’s unsafe driving caused the accident.