Raigampura Kalakaruwo is the first book on artistes of Raigam Koralaya-BY RAVINDRA WIJEWARDHANE Victor Perera Source:Sundayobserver Raigampura Kalakaruwo (Artistes of Raigampura) by former Inspector General of Police Victor Perera was launched two weeks ago at Colombo Public Library. The book, published by Sarasavi Publishers, focuses on the artistes in Raigam Koralaya and describes academically their service to the respective fields aside from presenting biographical notes on those artistes. This is the ninth book of his which includes three novels and two State Literary Prize winning classical books titled Kalutara Disawa (District of Kalutara) and Police Ithihasaya saha Praja Police Sevaya (Police History and Community Police Service) as well. Following are excerpts from an interview that the Sunday Observer had with him: ...

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CHANDRALEKHA PERERA A PRODIGIOUS VOCALIST WITH SIGNATURE INIMITABLE STYLE THRIVES IN THE SAME TEMPERAMENT – by Sunil Thenabadu Photo Source:youtube.com Chandralekha Perera is a prodigious vocalist who is devoted to her craft, who had worked  incredibly hard learning it at the Belwood music academy , a singer who was willing to sacrifice. For her to become an accomplished vocalist she had possessed the passion for the craft, voice care ,desire to improve, enunciation, time commitment, controlled breathing ,restraint and  her own inimitable signature style.Chandralekha had been able to invest the effort into a proper learning curve how to sing,practicing,warming up ,learning new skills to improve the innate skills and the stage presence, how to keep the audiences spellbound with pin drop silence. Chandralekha never allows her passion to diminish, loves singing not only to make it work but also it to be fantastic, It has been an effervescent journey for over four decades but ...

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TM JAYARATNE ASTOUNDING VOCALIST DICTATES IN A PEAK LOCATION IN CELEBRITY – by Sunil Thenabadu photo source:freemusicarchive.org TM Jayaratne ( Tennakoon Mudiyanselage) the legendary vocalist occupying a pinnacle position in celebrity commenced his journey as a musician as many as an instrumentalist playing the violin, who as a renowned tutor shared his expertise to many scholars TM born in year 1944 is a septuagenarian is still  a sought after vocalist particularly in the decades of 1970 and 1980 when he was rewarded profusely been adjudicated as the best male singer at the Presidential awards festivals in 1978,1979,1980, and 1987.However TM once more arbitrated in year 2006 as the best singer at the Raigam Tele awards ceremony. However his popularity as at date remains at the same unprecedented high ebb, as such his name would be etched in the reminiscences of all music lovers in Sri Lanka and in overseas countries.   ...

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