History of Sri Lanka/Vijaya Kumaranatunga
|Born||9 October 1945 |
Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka
|Died||16 February 1988 (aged 42)|
Polhendoga, Sri Lanka
|Other names||Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga|
|Alma mater||De Mazenod College, St. Benedict's College|
|Years active||1968 – 1988|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga (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[edit | edit 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.