Veteran singer Neela Wickramasinghe passes away

Neela Wickramasinghe

Veteran Sri Lankan singer and musician Neela Wickramasinghe has passed away at the age of 71.

She has reportedly passed away in the city of Milan, Italy.

Wickramasinghe was recently appointed as the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Milan.

She became a household name in Sri Lanka with popular hits such as Viyo Gee from the film Gehenu Lamai directed by Sumithra Peiris, Boime Viharaye, Pemaka Suwanada Denila in the movie Dolos Mahe Pahana, Yaluwe Sithin Handan Epa and Dawasak Da.

She also sang ‘Master Sir’ which was originally sung by Nevile Fernando in the movie Kalu Diyadahara directed by late Manik Sandrasagara.

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