Sunday, 19th September 2021

Veteran singer Upali Kannangara passes away at 67

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Singers Association (SLASA) President Keerthi Pasquel announced this morning that veteran singer Upali Kannangara passed away at a private hospital at the age of 67.

Upali had undergone heart surgery after which he had been unconscious for four days.

Kannangara started his career as a rhythm guitarist of the Super Stars musical team and later took to stage with his popular hits like Dumbara Mitiyawatha Paththe, Gaganodare, Iwasillak Na Dakina Thura, Gele Ran Mala Da Hadawi and Ahasata Sanda Se, which were embraced by music lovers.

He was in the music industry of Sri Lanka as a singer, composer and accompanist. 

The final rites are scheduled to be held on Saturday (15) at 4.00 p.m. at the Kohuwela Public Cemetery.

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