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H M Jayawardena bids adieu to the nation

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 10, 2019 20:17

H M Jayawardena bids adieu to the nation

The final rites of late veteran musician H M Jayawardena was held at the Borella cemetery this afternoon.

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.

Issuing a condolence message President Maithripala Sirisena has said that H M Jayawardena engaged in artistic expression without bowing down to market forces. He highlighted that demise of the veteran musician will create unfillable gap in music industry. The President has noticed that H M Jayawardena has been a musician who rendered music for many amateur vocalists in addition to veterans showcasing his humbleness.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited Jayaratne parlour in Borella paid his last respects to H M Jayawardena yesterday. The Premier also extended condolences to son of H M Jayawardena, Kasun Kalhara and family members.

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse also paid his last respects to H M Jayawardena.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 10, 2019 20:17