He was aged 73 and was receiving treatment at a hospital at the time of his demise.
'Bala Lamawarune', 'Delwoo Pahan', 'Sina Pipena', 'Supem Hengum', 'Sanda Kinith Nemi' were among some of his most famed songs over the last four decades.
Also, he worked as the music director of teledrama's such as VIlambeetha, Dangayanta Pamanai and Tikiri Saha Ungi.
His remains are to be laid at his residence in the Kala Puraya in Mt. Lavinia tomorrow (13) for public to pay their final respects. Final rites will be held the day after (14) at the Mt. Lavinia public cemetery.