KOSALA DILRUKSHI AN INSPIRATIONAL VOCALIST HAVING WON THE COVETED TROPHY IN ITN’S SWARNA SAMMANA 2006/2007 – by Sunil Thenabadu Kosala Dilrukshi Adhikari  is an inspirational vocalist with innate talent sans any hereditary affiliations, who is devoted to her craft. After a successful secondary education at the Mayurapada  Central College in Narammala  (school had produced many accomplished vocalists. In year 2015 in Derana Season VI the runner up was Yasoda Priyadarshini while in year 2020 in season 09 the runner up was Nuwandika Senaratne)Likewise Kosala Dilrukshi was also  student who brought laurels to her school by  winning the coveted trophy been adjudicated the best female singer in the ITN television organized “ Swarna Sammana contest 2006 /2007. In this competition there had been many competitors  selected from many districts with only twelve selected for the final.The adjudicators had been all prolific personalities in the music field  like Pandit WD Amaradewa, Dr Premasari Khemadasa,Victor Ratnayake, Latha Walpola, ...

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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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ROOKANTHA A TRUE FAMED MUSIC GENIUS IN EFFERVERSCENT VOYAGE IN CELEBRITY FOR OVER FOUR DECADES – by Sunil Thenabadu Mario Glory Rookantha Goonatilleke was the only son apart from his elder sister born to his parents, mother had been a teacher. it is his innate talent in music that had made him the significant musician he is.He has not had any hereditary affiliations from the family or his ancestors for music.From his very young days he has had a liking for music ,when he was just three years ago as a toddler had a liking to  hear the sounds from the piano they have had at home.Asa he was short had insisted mother to carry him so that he could drag the keys of the piano from left to right and vice versa, the beat that came out sounded so well.Mother had known that he has an innate talent for music. As he grew up Rookantha used to hear ...

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KALINDU POSSESS PHENOMINAL ACADEMIC SKILLS ALREADY IN ZENITH OF MUSICAL ARENA EMULATING FATHER DR ROHANA WEERASINGHE – by Sunil Thenabadu Kalindu Weerasinghe possesses innate music flair of course mainly through hereditary affiliations via his illustrious father Rohana Weerasinghe who is conceivably the highly celebrated musician documented by all Sri Lankans, domiciled in overseas as well.It is steadfastly known that Kalindu’s eight year old son UVI, via hereditary affiliations too has already excelled as drummer playing to the tune of “going home” to precision ensuing music notations.  After navigating successfully over in completing accountancy degrees at the Monash University in Melbourne Kalindu had commenced his music career concurrently while holding pivotal positions in several state departments in the Australian capital territory ,Canberra particularly at the Department of Social Services.In an nutshell  Kalindu is presently serving as a Business Analyst which is a vastly a well-documented prestigious post, while having held positions ...

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Undisputed king of Violin, DD Gunasena of “Sondura Mata Samudenna” fame By  Sunil Thenabadu Violinist,vocalist and music composer DD Gunasena arguably the best violinist ever germinated in this country. Violin, byname fiddle,the bowed stringed musical instrument that evolved during the Renaissance from ancient bowed instruments: the medieval fiddle a 16th-century Italian offshoot. The violin is probably the foremost known, most widely apportioned musical instrument in the world. DD is one of the few musicians who has heavily traveled to most overseas countries,like England, NewZealand,Italy,France,Maldives,India,Pakistan,Malaysia,Norway, Denmark,Canada, Middles East countries, Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane in Australia etc.Most of these visits had been to accompany Pandit WD Amaradeva for his concerts.. Born in 1947 to his parents in Kolonnawa had attended initially Kolonnawa Maha Vidyalaya , then Maradana Sri Sangaraja Maha Vidyalaya.Unlike most musicians DD had developed his innate music abilities at home not in school.At home they have possessed several musical instruments like Harmonium,Tabla, Dollak,Mandolin,Sithar.The ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 08th September 2021 – 3rd Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “Vale’, Gypsy King” – By Des Kelly 65th Birthday Song – Sunil Ayya – Gypsies – Performed by various artists – Music by Piyal Perera THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC – By – Algi Wijewickrema Sunil Perera: Sri Lanka’s larger than life music legend dies at 68 By Ranga Sirilal and Ayeshea Perera eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn Kerrigan La-Brooy wins Lifetime Award for “Fair Play” at the Red Carpet Award Show in Holland Europe STC OBA NSW/ACT Presents a “Thomian Trivia Night” on Zoom. Nishantha: The coach behind historic Paralympic gold-by Reemus Fernando Watch ODI Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2021 Sri Lanka Police celebrates its 155th Police Day Drum and Tabla – JIMMY x Peshala – MusicTech “MUSICAL ...

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Increased security for churches tomorrow Source:Island Security will be beefed up for the religious and other ceremonies to mark the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday attacks, which falls tomorrow, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. DIG Rohana said that this directive has been sent to all SDIGs, DIGs, SSPs, SPs and OICs. “All police officers in charge of divisions must meet religious leaders who are organising these ceremonies and ensure maximum security. Senior officers have been asked to supervise the process.” ...

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