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Amara Ranatunge bids farewell to the nation

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By ITN News Editor October 18, 2018 19:25

Amara Ranatunge bids farewell to the nation

Veteran vocalist Professor Amaratunge who had endowed many popular songs to the fans bid farewell to the nation this afternoon.

Amara Ranatunge who was the first local Professor on music passed away recently at the age of 79. Massive crowds descended upon her house at Nawala since her remains were placed there to pay their final respects.

President Maithripala Sirisena has paid his last respect to Professor Amara Ranatunge. The President arrived at the Nawala residence and paid his final respects. Thereafter the President expressed his condolences to the family members including her husband Dayaratne Ranatunge.

Almost all songs rendered by her became very much popular.

The funeral took place at the General Cemetery Kanatte this afternoon. A large and distinguished gathering including many artistes was present.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 18, 2018 19:25
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