A police spokesperson said that the singer was found stabbed to death.
The murder is believed to have been committed using a pair of scissors.
The singer’s husband is being sought by Police in connection with the incident.
Priyani’s tragic death was confirmed by family members, who changed her Facebook profile picture from one of the singer to a white flag blowing in the wind.
A message was posted alongside it, saying: “Rest in peace Sister Priyani..May you attend Nibbana. (Colombo Gazette)