Gratien Ananda, a leading music Director and popular vocalist who sang to the hearts of the nation bids adieu.
His remains were placed at the National Arts Gallery in Colombo from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. Artistes as well as his fans thronged the venue to pay their last respects. President Rajapaksa also paid his last respects to Gratien Ananda this morning. He expressed his condolences to the family members. The motorcade carrying his remains left the Art Gallery at 2.00 pm. It reached St. Theresa’s Church Thimbirigasyaya, for the conduct of the last religious rites. Thereafter, the funeral took place at the General Cemetery Kanatte.