Wilson Karunaratne better known as Wilson Karu, a well-known stunt artist in the annals of Sinhala cinema has passed away today.

At the time of his death, he was seventy-nine years old.

Born in Colombo on October 28, 1942, Wilson Karunaratne began his film career in 1974.

His film career spans nearly five decades.

Considered to be one of the greatest martial arts directors and villains to have contributed to Sinhala cinema, he has acted in over 250 films during his long film career.

Wilson Karunaratne, who fell seriously ill in his home in March 2021, was treated at the Colombo National Hospital for several months.

The date and time of the funeral has not been announced yet.