Veteran film director and actor Sunil Soma Peiris, who was hailed as the ‘Box Office King of Sinhala Cinema’, has passed away at the age of 73 years.
He was referred as the “Box Office King of Sinhala Cinema” since a majority of his films during early days were successful in running for over 100 days.
Sunil Peiris entered the Sri Lankan film industry as an assistant director in one of Yasapalitha Nanayakkara’s films.
His sixth film ‘මමයි රජා’ ran for over 200 days.
Sunil Soma Peiris directed 54 films during his career.