Veteran journalist Elmo Fernando has passed away this morning at 75.
He joined the SLBC in 1967 as an announcer and later went on to present news reports to the programme "Sandeshaya".
His remains are placed at No. 314 B, Aruppitiya, Pelawatte, Battaramulla.
The final rites will be conducted at St. Johns Dalbastoni Church Burial Grounds at 4.00 pm today.
Meanwhile, Veteran Journalist Srilal Gomes has also passed away last night. He was 61.
He worked as a photographer to newspapers and also served as a media secretary to several ministers.
His funeral will be held on Saturday at the Sapugaskanda Roman Catholic Cemetery.