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Popular Sinhalese Songstress Priyani hacked to death

Colombo, 09 July, (Asiantribune.com):

Sri Lanka’s popular Sinhala language songstress Priyani Jayasinghe (51) has been hacked to death in her home in Alubomulla, Panandura, in the Kalutara District, around 15 miles south of the country's capital, Colombo.

A police team attached to the Panadura South Police had recovered her body around 8.45 pm after receiving a call on the 119 emergency hot line number.

Police said that the victim had been severely beaten and then stabbed with a scissor following a domestic dispute.

The singer's body was found in the town of Panadura, in the Kalutara District, around 15 miles south of the country's capital, Colombo.

The popular vocalist is believed to have been killed with a pair of scissors and Sri Lankan media as well as Reuters and TV channel Ada Derana say the singer's husband is being hunted by police in connection with her death. Local media report her husband is on the run.

Songstress Priyani Jayasinghe (51) was hacked to death at her residence in Alubomulla, Panadura a short while ago, Police said.

She succumbed to her injuries on admission to the Panadura Base Hospital.

A police team attached to the Panadura South Police had recovered her body around 8.45 pm after receiving a call on the 119 emergency hot line number.

Police said that the victim had been severely beaten and then stabbed with a scissor following a domestic dispute.

he singer's body was found in the town of Panadura, in the Kalutara District, around 15 miles south of the country's capital, Colombo.

Sri Lankan media as well as Reuters and TV channel Ada Derana say the singer's husband is being hunted by police in connection with her death.

Initial inquiries are underway to arrest her husband in connection with the incident.

Her husband, Police sources said, is currently missing, evading arrest.

Priyani Jayasinghe is a famous Sri Lankan artist who has composed and sung a wide range of songs.

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