The 70th birth anniversary of veteran actor, vocalist and politician Vijaya Kumarathunga fell yesterday; October 12. The event which has been organized by Vijaya Kumarathunga Memorial was held at the Ananda Samarakoon studio of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) yesterday. The memorial lecture was delivered by veteran artiste Sathischandra Edirisinghe.

Minister Karunathilaka said that Vijaya Kumarathunga was a person who did his politics respecting the policies and he became an exemplary to all. A collection of songs sung by Vijaya Kumarathunga was also presented to the minister.