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Ramani Bartholomeusz Bio


Ramani Elizabeth Bartholomeusz (1966–1987) was a Sri Lankan model and actress. Having been crowned Miss Sri Lanka in 1985,[1] she represented Sri Lanka at the 1985 Miss Universe pageant.[2] Bartholomeusz's first screen role was in Lester James Peiris's 1983 film Yuganthaya (English title: End of an Era) in the role of Chamari. She was attending the Holy Cross College in Gampaha at the time, and was thrown in to the limelight with this role which had her co-star alongside renown actor Gamini Fonseka. After her appearance at the 1985 Miss Universe contest, Barthomeusz continued in the acting field appearing in Dharmasiri Bandaranayake's Makarakshaya and pairing with Kamal Addararachchi in Himakumari.[3] Bartholomeusz was murdered on June 30 in 1987 at the age of 21. She was in a relationship with actor Kamal Addararachchi at the time. The circumstances were suspicious enough that Addararachchi was charged with her murder, although he was acquitted of the crime[4]. 21 years after her death Bartholomeusz was the cover feature for the 1st issue of Reel and Track Magazine - Sri Lanka's premier entertainment magazine. She was featured 21 years after her death for the cover page of Reel and Track Magazine.

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