Veteran cartoonist Camillus Perera passes away



Veteran Sri Lankan cartoonist Camillus Perera, the creator of the iconic cartoon character ‘Gajaman’ has passed away this morning (17), according to family sources.

He was 84 years old at the time of passing.

Meanwhile, family sources also said the final rites will be performed this evening.

Perera began work as a cartoonist in 1966 developing characters for the Observer and “Dekkoth Pathmawathi” for Lake House’s film magazine.

In 1972 he created “Gajaman”, his most popular character. Gajaman created history as it was released as a Sri Lankan Sinhala 3D animation comedy film earlier this year.


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