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Sunil Edirisinghe
We are featuring Mr Sunil Edirisinghe, one of the great Sinhala Classical Vocalist, at Sinhala Jukebox.

Sunil Edirisinghe was born on Deecember 19, 1949 in Kelaniya Sri Lanka, as the youngest of a family of seven. He studied at Dharmaloka Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka upto O-lelels and then entered Sapugaskanda Maha Vidyalaya for his A-levels. He then entere d Delgoda Kalyana Pradeepa Piriwena in 1968. He started working at Govenment Printing Coorporation in 1969.

An illustrious Journey:

His first song Sandakada Pahanaka, written by film actor Volly Nanayakkara and music by Victor Ratnayake was for the film Matara Achchi directed by his brother Sathischandra Edirisinghe.

In 1973, he sang Vadakayaneni Obe Sitharaya under the music direction of P V Nandasiri which became an instant hit. He was also a background vocalist for a number of popular sinhala films among which are Hulawali and Sri Madara

He has received first class diploma from Bhathkande and became a classical artist of SLBC since 1975. He passed first examination of Visharada from Horana Sri Pali in 1977. He married Virendra Arachchige Dona Nandani Munasinghe in 1979. He also advanced to Vishishta (Grade A) artist of SLBC in 1980s. He received Prasada Pranama from Mindada kala Khendraya of Univesity of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1986.

He received Presidental medal for Maya Miringuwa in 1983, a song he did for Adhishtanaya film directed by his brother Sathischandra Edirisinghe. The song was written by Thalangama Premadasa and music by Hemapala Perera. His Sandakada Pahana musical show had been shown in various countries and the 150th show was done in Sri Lanka in 1995.

He received Sarasavi Sammana for background vocalist for the film Puja in 1986, for Thisdasa Pure song in the film sandakada pahana in 1988, and for background vocalist for the film Poronduwa in 2002. He also received Swarna Shanka for the song Thurulatha Pinne from the film Mangala Thegga in 1987 and for Walakulak Gena Muwa Karamu song of Saharawe Sihinaya film in 1990. In 1992, he was honored by an Upahara Ulela for 20-years of service to the sinhala song and in 1999, he received Rajya sammana from Sri Lanka State Music Festival.

Visit his webpage at Sinhala Jukebox for a great selection of hit songs.

Click to Listen to Sunil Edirisinghe Live performance in Perth.

For further information on Sunil Edirisinghe, please visit his official website at http://www.suniledirisinghe.com/.

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Sunil Edirisinghe Tribute Song Sarami Sath Muhuda


Click on the title to listen to the Tribute song for sunil Edirisinghe released on April 2010, with Lyrics by Sunil Govinnage
Music and melody by Rohan Jayawardena
and Vocals by Nalin Jayawardena


Wadakayaneni

Wadakayaneni - Released by Torana

Title Title

1. Samarambhaka Kathanaya
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Pushkara Wanniarachchi
    Composer: Tissa Abeysekera

2. Ada Epedunu
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Kumaradasa Saputhanthri
    Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe

3. Monawado Kiyayi
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Kumaradasa Saputhanthri
    Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe

4. Sathara Digin
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Ananda Amarasiri
    Composer: W D Amaradeva

5. Handana Podi Puthu
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Podirathna Angamale
    Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe

6. Wadakayaneni Geethaye Kathanaya
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Pushkara Wanniarachchi
    Composer: Tissa Abeysekera

7. Wadakayaneni
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Saman Chandranath Weerasinghe
    Composer: P V Nandasiri

8. Thangamani
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Wasantha Kumara Kobawaka
    Composer: H M Jayawardena

9. Tharindu Se Nilambare
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Sunil Ariyaratne
    Composer: Victor Ratnayake

10. Sandhata Reya Deela
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Kumaradasa Saputhanthri
    Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe

11. Muwarada Sindune Geethaye Kathanaya
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Pushkara Wanniarachchi
    Composer: Tissa Abeysekera

12. Muwarada Sindune
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Dayasena Gunasinghe
    Composer: Gunadasa Kapuge

13. Ranawaraa Gahe
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Rathna Sri Wijesinghe
    Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe

14. Punchi Puthuta Paadamak
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Kularatne Ariyawansa
    Composer: W D Amaradeva

15. Dasa Maara Bimbara
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe with Rohana Weerasinghe
    Lyrics: Kumaradasa Saputhanthri
    Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe

16. Kiri Wehere
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe

    Composer: Sarath Dasanayake

17. Suuwisi Waramin
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    Lyrics: Kumaradasa Saputhanthri
    Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe

Sandakada Ketayama

Sandakada Ketayama

Title Title

1. Ran Dewolin
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe with Ivo Dennis & Damayanthi Jayasuriya


    From: Adara Hasuna

2. Male Ruwata Tharuna Bamaru
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe with T. M. Jayaratne
    

3. Eka Yaye Ekata Kaka
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe with Edward Jayakody & H. M. Jayawardena


    From: Mangala Thaegga

4. Thurulaka Hurathal Pinne
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


    From: Mangala Thaegga

5. Sandha Mala
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe with Nanda Malini


6. Andha Andhura
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


    From: Adhistaana

7. Hisee Gini Awilethe
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


    From: Sri Madhara

8. Kudagame Madhdhahane
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


    From: Hulawali

9. Maaya Miringuwa
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


10. Sandhakada Kaetayama
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


    From: Sandhakada Pahana

Sunil Edirisinghe
(First Album)

Sunil Edirisinghe - First Album

Title Title

1. Dewolee Nokaelal
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


2. Thanikalee (Original)
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


3. Kawrundha Maa Obe (Original)
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

4. Paata Dhedhunu (Original)
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

5. Chandra Madala (Original)
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

6. Adha Diigeka
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

7. Ran Samanalayoo
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


8. Dhewedhi Dennata
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


9. Hadha Paarana
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


10. Mayuraasana
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


11. Numbee Sithata
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

12. Piidhila Paethum
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


13. Santhapa Maawathe
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


14. Sayurak Nodhutu
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


Nawaridma - Gee Solasa

Back Cover

Nawaridma - Gee Solasa

Title Title

1. Numbe Sithata - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

2. Pata Dedunu - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

3. Silpa Sondin - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


4. Santhapa Mawathe - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


5. Supipuna Suganda - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

6. Ada Deegeka - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

7. Sayurak Nodutu - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


8. Asuweda Kawrun - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


9. Kawurunda Oba Mage - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

10. Miniseku Pitanagi - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

11. Pura Poya Handata - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

12. Sora Detuwek - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

13. Chandra Mandala - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

14. Ahasa Polawa - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

15. Thiraya Arenawa - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe
    

16. Malak Wela - New Music
    Vocals: Sunil Edirisinghe


 


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