Singer Prof. Amara Ranatunga passed away last yesterday night at the age of 79.
She had been receiving treatment at a private hospital for the past several days, family sources said.
The funeral is scheduled to take place on Thursday (18), according to family members.
Amara Ranatunga is the wife of veteran singer and noted musician Dr. Dayarathna Ranatunga and she is also considered the first Professor of Music in the Sri Lankan music field.
She entered Bhathkande Music Institute in India in 1961, later became the first Sri Lankan Professor in Hindustani classical music in the University of Visual and performing arts.
She was a lecturer at the University of Aesthetic Art and also a visiting lecturer in music at the University of Kelaniya.
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