H. M. Jayawardena passes away

Veteran musician H. M. Jayawardena passed away earlier today at the age of 69.

Jayawardena had been receiving treatment at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Kalubowila.

He was a respected music director and composer, having composed a number of popular songs.

Jayawardena was the husband of the late veteran singer Malani Bulathsinhala and leaves behind his son Kasun Kalhara, a renowned musician in his own right.

A Facebook update posted by Kasun Kalhara said that the body will be brought to the Jayaratne Funeral Parlour in Borella tomorrow (9) at 9 am. to allow the public to make their final respects to the artist. The funeral will take place on Wednesday (10) at the Borella Cemetery.

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