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Anton Jones passes away

21 February 2016 07:17 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Veteran singer Anton Jones who has excelled in the Sri Lankan music scene for more than five decades, passed away today at the age of 79, the Sri Lanka Singers Association announced a short while ago.

Anton who was born on June 3, 1937 in Hulstdorf, had released almost 40 cassettes and 10 CDs.

Anton Jones who had also worked as a stenographer for a state bank for 35 years, became popular

following hits like ‘Mini Gawuma’, Kanthoruwa Kanthoruwa Mama Weda Karana, Maru Sira, Sepala

Ekanayake, Premawathi Manamperi, Polonnaruwe Podi Wije and hundreds of other songs. Most of his  

songs were based on true incidents.

Funeral arrangements will be notified later.


  Comments - 6

  • HotPot Sunday, 21 February 2016 07:54 PM

    Now that is a Professional. You have left us, but your voice and melody will linger on. May you attain Nirvana. Thanks you Sir!

    Hiran Sunday, 21 February 2016 08:52 PM

    RIP uncle Anton! Sunday, 21 February 2016 09:18 PM

    The country loses a legendary singer. All his songs were meaningful little stories.

    Sinhabahu Sunday, 21 February 2016 09:25 PM

    Now a days we cannot find singers of your caliber dear brother ; May you rest in peace and thank you for entertaining us for more than a five decades.

    budi Monday, 22 February 2016 08:54 AM

    obata nivan suwa sir... via DM Android App

    Sahan Monday, 22 February 2016 11:48 AM

    A huge loss for the country.i still remember your memorable songsR I P E anton sir

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