The father of three was receiving treatment at a private hospital when he passed away this evening (25).
Mr. Nagodawithana's remains are placed at a private funeral parlour in Borella and final rites will take place tomorrow (26) at 5.00 pm at the Borella Cemetery.
Nagodawithana has directed several films including 'Kekkille Rajjuruwo' and 'Kolamkareyo' which was released in the 80s.
He was also the producer of several films such as 'Kekkille Rajjuruwo', 'Guththila Moosila' and 'Mahadanamutta'.
Mr. Nagodawithana also played a prominent figure as a film preservationist, preserving many rare Sinhala, Hindi, Tamil and English films.