Popular Sri Lankan singer Sunil Perera has died

By Indika Sri Aravinda

Popular Sri Lankan singer Sunil Perera has died at the age of 68, his family said today.

Perera passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.

The singer had tested positive for the coronavirus last month and was admitted to hospital but was later discharged after recovering.

However, Perera was admitted to hospital again yesterday due to a sudden illness.

Perera was the lead singer of the band ‘Gypsies’ which included his brother Piyal.

Gypsies initially became popular for the songs ‘Kurumitto’ and ‘Oye Ojaye’ and later ‘None Mage Sudu None’ as well as ‘Piti Kotapan None’ and ‘Signore’.

In the most recent times his hits included ‘I don’t know why’ and ‘Koththamalli’. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. We are very sadden by the news of passing of Sunil Perera, the Music Legend!
    May you RIP! Sunil! Our Sympathies to his family & friends.
    Hard to believe we lost a legend!

    Donald & DJ

  2. A man who was never afraid to call a spade a spade! If all of you who supposedly support him had listed to his words you would have never voted for these criminals…

    RIP Sunil we will miss you!

  3. What an absolute tragedy !!! Great entertainer. What a tragic loss. Sympathies to his family. RIP Sunil. You will be sadly missed.

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