Production manager Asoka Perera died June 6 of a heart attack in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was 55. Perera was the local production manager and production supervisor for numerous international films shot in Southeast Asia. The last film he worked on was “Water,” filmed entirely in Sri Lanka.
His other credits include “Indochine,” “Beyond Rangoon,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “The Iron Triangle,” “Fifty/Fifty,” “Tarzan, the Ape Man” and “Ghosts Can’t Do It” as well as a variety of Italian, French, German, and Canadian and British films.
Perera worked with Southeast Asia Film Location Services, and its chairman, Chandran Rutnam, for more than 20 years. He was a member of its board of directors and with Rutnam, was on the board of Lionair, a regional airline based in Sri Lanka.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, a son and a daughter.