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Final rites of H M Jayawardena to be held tomorrow

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 9, 2019 19:30

Final rites of H M Jayawardena to be held tomorrow

Final rites of the late veteran musician H M Jayawardena will be held at the Borella cemetery at 3.00 p.m. tomorrow. The mortal remains are kept at the Jayaratne Parlour in Borella for public respects.
H M Jayawardena was 69 years of age at his demise. He has created more than 1,000 songs during his career. H M Jayawardena was the husband of late veteran vocalist Malini Bulathsinghala and father of the popular singer Kasun Kalhara. H M Jayawardena had composed a large number of popular songs including ‘Sanda tharu Nihadai, Obai Ramya Sanda Kirana, Premaye Vil There, Pun Po daa Sanda etc. He has also rendered music for several movies including ‘Muhudu Lihini’. He was adjudged as the best musician for his musical rendition done for the ‘Muhudu Lihini’. But he refused to accept the award claiming that it should go to late Dr. Premasiri Khemadasa who composed music of ‘Thunveni Yaamaya’ movie. END

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 9, 2019 19:30

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