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Devnaka Namindu Porage
December 17, 1997
|Alma mater||Lyceum International School|
|Awards||The best upcoming actor of the year (2019)|
Devnaka Namindu Porage, born on 17 December 1997, is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema and television. In 2019, Devnaka Porage earned the award for 'The best upcoming actor of the year' at both Derana Lux film awards and the Presidential Film Award Festival for his tremendous performance in the lead role 'Sandares' of Jyantha Chandrasiri's movie classic 'Gharasarapa'.
In the same year he was also nominated in the 'Best Actors' category at SIGNIS International Film Awards  becoming one of the most talked about actors in Sri Lanka.
In 2007, as a child, Devnaka started his career as a model, appearing in many 'hit' advertising commercials including Alpenliebe (2008), Britannia Busicuits TVC with Lasith Malinga (2009), Cargills Food City with Sanath Jayasuriys (2009), Munchee Super Cream Cracker (2014), Lipton Laoji (2014) and Sampath Bank X-Set (2016).
He made his cinema debut in 2008 appearing as 'Podda', the lead role in Sirimal Wijesinghe's 'Pitasakwala Kumarayai Pencho Hathai' and in 2009 as young Joseph Vaz in Sanjey Nirmal's 'Juse Vaz'.
Devnaka is a celebrated alumni of Lyceum International School,  Nugegoda, Sri Lanka having won the school colours in 2014 for his outstanding performance in cultural dancing, drama and sports karate.
He won the national colours in cultural dancing in two consecutive years 2011 and 2012 securing the 1st place in interschool national level cultural dancing competition. In 2011, Devnaka received the 1st place (Male- Kadu Saramba) and in 2012, the 1st place in Folk Dancing- Raban in All Sri Lanka Dancing and Drama Competition organized by the Ministry of Education.
At school, Devnaka excelled in Itosukai Sports Karate since he started the style in 2010 winning gold and silver medals in all the tournaments he represented the school. In 2014, he won his second international gold medal in Kata 59 in International Nihon Itosu-kai Tournament  held in Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA, USA.
In the media
- "Devnaka Porage". IMDb.
- Fernando, Nandasiri. "'Garasarapa': An astonishing summersault". Daily News.
- "Lyceum International School". www.lyceum.lk.
- "Organizations". www.gic.gov.lk.
- "SL karate team win 27 medals at California tournament | Daily FT". www.ft.lk.
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