Award winning senior writer and translator Cyril B. Perera passed away yesterday (4th) evening in a private hospital in Colombo at the age of 93.
Among the literary works he translated were many classical Soviet literary works. Among his translations ‘The old Man and the Sea’, ‘War and Peace’, ‘The Brothers Karamazov’, ‘Madam Bovary’ became very popular.
Late Mr. Cyril B. Perera worked as an engineer in the Department of Health before he retired. His remains lie in state at No. 57/10, Rathnawali Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwala and his funeral will take place at Kohuwala General Cemetery on Wednesday the 7th afternoon.