Stars are born, never made. Star quality and staying power are all clichés in show business applied to describe personalities who reach the acme of popularity.
They metamorphosize first to veterans and then finally to legends.
Generally, they excel in one field, such as acting, singing, and painting. It is rarely that the combination of talents become kaleidoscopic and the personality manifests in many forms at its zenith, to have the world at one’s feet and be mobbed by fans.
Vijaya Kumaranatunge was all this and more, par excellence actor, singer, politician and leader, the man who decided to make Chandrika Bandaranaike his bride and raise a family. Twenty-nine years have passed since the sad loss of this many faceted human being … but… emories are… indelible.