Veteran vocalist and musician ‘Sangeeth Nipun’ Professor Sanath Nandasiri has passed away at the age of 81.
The late Emeritus Professor Sangeeth Nipun Sanath Nandasiri was the Former Chancellor of the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Sri Lanka.
He was the the third Chancellor of the University of the Visual and Performing Arts, and as a veteran musician had served as a Head of the Department of the Institute of Aesthetic Studies and as the first Dean of the Faculty of Music of the University of the Visual and Performing Arts.
He was honoured with a honorary professorship as a tribute to his outstanding contribution to the field of creative music in Sri Lankan.
Chairman of the Sri Lankan Musicians Guild Janaka Wickremesinghe told News 1st that Sanath Nandasiri who was ill for a prolonged period, passed away at his residence.
He said the funeral arrangements will be announced later.