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Kusum Peiris bade adieu to the nation

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 24, 2019 19:22

Kusum Peiris bade adieu to the nation

Veteran female Announcer and Lyricist Kusum Peiris bade adieu to the nation, today.

President Maithripala Sirisena paid his last respects to the mortal remains of Kusum Peiris. She had been a golden voice in country’s Radio saga and penned many meaningful songs. She was 71 at her demise. She joined the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in the 1970s   and became very much popular within a short period. She had been feted with many Awards including the Presidential Award. In addition she was also a radio dramatist.  She has penned many popular songs including Gan Iwure, Hitha Gaawa Danga Kala, Sihinayaki Oba and Asuru Senin Eka Mohathakadi. Apart from being a songwriter, Kusum Peiris was also a veteran dubbing artist who played key roles in Muwan Pelessa and Monara-thenna.

The funeral took place at the Eldeniya General Cemetery in Kadawatha, today with the presence of a large crowd including leading artistes.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 24, 2019 19:22

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