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Veteran journalist, lyricist and commentator Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe has passed away

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By ITN News Editor December 22, 2019 18:44

Veteran journalist, lyricist and commentator Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe has passed away

A Veteran journalist, lyricist and commentator Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe has passed away. Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe who entered the media field in 1970’s and worked as a permanent announcer for Rajarata Radio.

It was during the golden era of Rajarata Radio. Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe has done a tremendous service in bringing an excellent series of programmes to the listeners through Rajarata Radio Service with famous artistes like visharada Gunadasa Kapuge and Swarna Sri Bandara.Through his programmes many new artistes from Rajarata Region were introduced to the national level. Krishantha Erandaka, Janaka Wickramasinghe, Karunaratne Wijewardena, jagath Wickramasinghe and Rohana Dandeniya are just few of them.Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe who served as an Assistant Manager at the commencement of the Lakhanda Radio , later served as the Operations Manager.

He is also a composer of many popular songs including the song Pinimuthu Sihilel Yaame sung by singer Janaka Wickramasinghe. The book “Pinimuthu Sihilel Yaame” containing 74 songs composed by Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe has also published. He was also known for his singing ability. He was a Bachelor of Arts graduate and has also worked as a producer for Vatican Radio. The remains of Sunil Chandra Wickramasinghe are being kept at the residence at 552/1 , Darshana Mawatha, Dangahawila, Ragama. The funeral will take place tomorrow at Polhena Crematorium .

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 22, 2019 18:44