Victor Ratnayake

Singer, Musical Artist

1942 –

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Who is Victor Ratnayake?

Victor Ratnayake is a popular Sri Lankan musician. He was the first Sri Lankan musician to hold a live one-man concert; His concert known as "SA" was first performed in 1973, and was an instant success. Ratnayake credits his success to his "fitting blend of Western music with Ragadari classical music." His songs deal with diverse themes that vary from love, to patriotism and Buddhism.

Matara Achchi is the first film he composed music for and its Sandakada Pahana song sung by Sunil Edirisinghe is still very popular among Sinhala music fans. Ratnayake also has composed music for films like Siribo Aiya, Podi Malli, Sarungale, Hulawali and Athuru Mithuru.

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Born
Feb 18, 1942
Nationality
  • Sri Lanka
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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