Ananda Samarakone

Singer-songwriter, Composer

1911 – 1962

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Who was Ananda Samarakone?

Egodahage George Wilfred Alwis Samarakoon was a Sri Lankan composer and musician. He composed the Sri Lankan national anthem "Sri Lanka Matha" and is considered the father of artistic Sinhala music and founder of the modern Sri Lankan Geeta Sahitya.

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Born
Jan 13, 1911
Padukka
Also known as
  • Ananda Samarakoon
  • Ānanda Samarakōn
  • ආනන්ද සමරකෝන්
  • Samarakone, Ananda
Religion
  • Buddhism
Nationality
  • Sri Lanka
Profession
Education
  • Sri Jayawardenepura Maha Vidyalaya
Died
Apr 5, 1962

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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