Vijaya Kumaranatunga

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Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Born(1945-10-09)9 October 1945
Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka
Died16 February 1988(1988-02-16) (aged 42)
Polhendoga, Sri Lanka
Other namesKovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Alma materDe Mazenod College, St. Benedict's College
OccupationActor, politician
Years active1968 – 1988
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Spouse(s)Chandrika Kumaranatunga
ChildrenYasodhara, Vimukthi

Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga (Sinhala: කොවිලගේ ඇන්ටන් විජය කුමාරණතුංග; 9 October 1945 – 16 February 1988) was a popular Sri Lankan movie actor and politician. He was married to former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga from 1978 until his assassination in 1988.

Family life[change | change source]

In 1978, Kumaranatunga married Chandrika Bandaranaike, daughter of the late Sri Lankan Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike and former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Vijaya Kumaranatunga and Chandrika Bandaranaike had two children, Yasodhara Kumaranatunga Walker (MD) and Vimukthi Kumaranatunga (Vet) in UK.