Leader of the popular band Gypsies and veteran singer Sunil Perera has passed away at the age of 68, while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.
He recently tested positive for COVID-19. Sunil Perera who received treatment for a severe bout of COVID-19 at a hospital recovered and was discharged recently.
However, yesterday he was readmitted to a private hospital in Colombo due to a pneumonia infection.
Sunil Perera was instrumental in producing some popular Sinhalese language songs with his group Gypsies such as None Mage Sudu None, Oye Ojaye, Piti Kotapan None and Signore.
Born on the 14th of September 1952, Sunil Perera also had won many accolades locally and internationally.
He also made several controversial statements in recent years related to the governing structure of the country, attempting to sway public opinion.