May 02, 2018

Priyantha Fernando no more Featured

Popular singer Priyantha Fernando, who was the son of veteran son C.T. Fernando, passed away last night (01).

Mr. Priyantha (65) was a father of two and was well known for his voice which was quite similar to his father's.

A musician and singer by profession, he had suddenly fallen ill while at a musical event in Italy recently. He had even taken treatment from the Kalubowila hospital and was discharged after his health had improved. However, he was hospitalised again last night.

In addition to singing his father's well known tracks, Priyantha is also known for a host of popular songs including 'Relle Muhudu Welle' and 'Neranjala Aadare Kaatado'.

His remains are lying at his residence in No. 31/1, Bodhiraja Mawatha, Nedimala Dehiwala and final rites will be conducted at the Nisala  Sevana Cemetery in Mt. Lavinia on May 05.