Prominent author K. Jayatilleke has bade farewell to the nation.
K. Jatatillake who has done yeoman service to Sinhalese literature for several decades as a poet, novelist and a short story writer passed away on last Wednesday. His funeral was held at the Kannimahara family burial grounds this evening with state honours. Minister, Parliamentarians, artistes and scholars were amongst a large number of people who paid their last respects. K. Jayatilleke who graduated from the London University started his writing career in 1943. He was the husband of radio announcer Sumana Jayatillake. The ‘Sanhinda’ programme of the ITN was the last television programme in which he participated.