It is sorrowful to see artistes who contributed towards a bright era of Sri Lankan Cinema leaving us one by one. Roy de Silva was such a special artiste, who was a great strength towards the forward march of local cinema in many faces, such as a veteran actor, film director and producer, states Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a condolence message issued on the death of veteran film actor, director and producer Roy de Silva.
The message said: "Roy de Silva, who entered the acting field in the 1960 decade, contributed his versatile acting to many films which became immensely popular among film fans. He had a special aptitude to play any role, including that of the hero, villain or jester.
"Roy, who was an incomparable actor and film creator, has also joined script writing and background singing. At a time when the local cinema suffered a setback in the 1980 decade, he contributed towards its uplift by creating commercial films which set box office records. While saluting veteran artiste Roy de Silva, who dedicated his whole life towards local cinema, I wish to convey my deepest sympathies to his beloved wife, veteran actress Sumana Amarasinghe and all his family members and relatives," the Prime Minister said in his message.