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The demise of Prof. Abhaya Aryasinghe

Professor Abhaya Aryasinghe, renowned archaeologist, author and scholar passed away last morning. He was 82 years at the time of his demise. His remains will lie at the Jayaratne funeral parlour for the public to pay their last respects. The last rites will be performed at the General Cemetery, Kanatte, Borella at 2.00 p.m. today.

Prof Aryasinghe, a student under eminent archaeologist Professor Senarath Paranawithana authored a number of books and contributed articles to journals, magazines and newspapers on archaeology and national heritage.

He served as the Chancellor of the Kelaniya University and played a key role in establishing the Archaeology departments at the Kelaniya and Sri Jayewardenapura Universities.

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