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W. D. Amaradeva

Wannakuwatta Mitiwaduge Don Albert Perera (වන්නකුවත්ත මිටිවඩුගේ දොන් ඇල්බට් පෙරෙරා; born 5 December 1927) in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, better known by his adopted name Amaradeva, is a Sri Lankan vocalist, violinist and composer. [1]

52 relations: A. J. Ranasinghe, Adata Vediya Heta Hondai, Bayila, Bhatkhande Music Institute, Buddhism, Carpentry, Chitrasena, D. T. Fernando, Delovak Athara, Deshamanya, Ediriweera Sarachchandra, Edward Jayakody, Elizabeth II, Folk music, Gamperaliya (film), Gaumii salaam, Getawarayo, Harmony, Hymn, India, Indian classical music, Kalutara Vidyalaya National School, Lester James Peries, List of Sri Lankan musicians, Lucknow, Manila, Methodism, Moratuwa, Music of Sri Lanka, Music of Tamil Nadu, Nanda Malini, Neela Wickramasinghe, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Padma Shri, Panadura, Pandit, Radio Ceylon, Raga, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Sanath Nandasiri, Sikuru Tharuwa, South India, Sri Lanka, Sri Sumangala College, Sunil Edirisinghe, Sunil Santha, Symposium, The Hindu, Theravada, UNESCO, ..., Victor Rathnayake, Violin. Expand index (2 more) »

A. J. Ranasinghe

Arthur Jayasena Ranasinghe (4 January 1927) (known as A. J. Ranasinghe) was a Sri Lankan politician, State Minister and diplomat.

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Adata Vediya Heta Hondai

Adata Vediya Heta Hondai (Sinhala, Tomorrow Is Better Than Today) is a 1963 Sri Lankan film starring Gamini Fonseka and Jeevarani Kurukulasooriya.

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Bayila

Bayila (also known as baila) is a form of music, popular in Sri Lanka and parts of India.

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Bhatkhande Music Institute

Bhatkhande Music Institute (भातखंडे संगीत संस्थान) now Bhatkhande Music Institute University is a renowned music institute in Lucknow.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").

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Carpentry

Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc.

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Chitrasena

Chitrasena (born Amaratunga Arachige Maurice Dias) (26 January 1921 – 18 July 2005) was a dancer from Sri Lanka, internationally known for his work in establishing a modern Sri Lankan tradition of dance and popularising traditional Sri Lankan dance forms worldwide.

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D. T. Fernando

Danister Thomas Fernando (9 February 1909 – 14 October 2004) is a pioneer Sri Lankan lyricist.

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Delovak Athara

Delovak Athara (Sinhala, Between Two Worlds) is a 1966 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries.

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Deshamanya

Deshamanya (Pride of the Nation) is the second highest national honor of Sri Lanka (after the Sri Lankabhimanya) awarded by the Government of Sri Lanka as a civil honour.

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Ediriweera Sarachchandra

Ediriweera Sarachchandra (3 June 1914 – 16 August 1996) was an Sri Lankan playwright, novelist, poet, literary critic, essayist and social commentator.

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Edward Jayakody

Edward Jayakody (Sinhala:එඩ්වඩ් ජයකොඩි) (born 6 April 1952) in Kegalle, Sri Lanka is a Sri Lankan musician, singer and composer.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Gamperaliya (film)

Gamperaliya is a 1963 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries; it was adapted from the novel Gamperaliya by Martin Wickramasinghe.

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Gaumii salaam

"Qaumii Salaam" (ޤައުމީ ސަލާމް; National Salute) is the current national anthem of the Maldives.

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Getawarayo

Getawarayo is a 1964 Sri Lankan drama film starring Gamini Fonseka.

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Harmony

In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.

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Hymn

A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praising GOD, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification.

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India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Indian classical music

Indian classical music is the art music of the Indian subcontinent.

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Kalutara Vidyalaya National School

Kalutara Vidyalaya National School is one of the major school in the Sri Lanka.

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Lester James Peries

Sri Lankabhimanya Lester James Peries (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකාභිමාන්‍ය ලෙස්ටර් ජේම්ස් පීරිස්) (born 5 April 1919) is an internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

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List of Sri Lankan musicians

This is a list of notable Sri Lankan musicians (music artists and bands) from all genres.

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Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Manila

Manila (Philippine English:; Maynilà) is the capital city of the Philippines.

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Methodism

Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley.

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Moratuwa

Moratuwa is a large suburb of Colombo city, on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, near Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.

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Music of Sri Lanka

The music of Sri Lanka has its roots in four primary influences: ancient folk rituals, Buddhist religious traditions, the legacy of European colonization, and the commercial and historical influence of nearby Indian culture—specifically, Bollywood cinema.

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Music of Tamil Nadu

Music of Tamil Nadu has a long tradition and history going back thousands of years.

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Nanda Malini

Nanda Malini (Sinhala:නන්දා මාලනී) (born August 23, 1943) is regarded as the highly talented female Sri Lankan singer.

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Neela Wickramasinghe

Visharada Neela Wickramasinghe is a veteran female singer and a musician in Sri Lanka, who mainly sings in Sinhalese.

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Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture, and its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963.

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Padma Shri

Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

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Panadura

Panadura(Sinhala: පානදුර, Tamil: பாணந்துறை) is a large town and populated town in Kalutara District, Western Province in Sri Lanka,It is located approximately 27 km south of the capital Colombo.

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Pandit

A pandit or pundit (both pronounced; Sanskrit: पण्डित paṇḍita) is a scholar and a teacher, particularly one skilled in the Sanskrit language, who has mastered the four Vedic scriptures, Hindu rituals, Hindu law, religion, music, and/or philosophy under a Guru in a Gurukul or has been tutored under the ancient Vedic Guru-Shishya academic tradition.

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Radio Ceylon

A Brief History.

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Raga

A raga or raag (literally "colour, hue" but also "beauty, melody"; also spelled raaga, ragam; pronounced rāga, or rāgam or "raag") is one of the melodic modes used in Indian classical music.

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Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society.

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Sanath Nandasiri

Professor Sanath Nandasiri (born February 15, 1942 in Gothatuwa, Sri Lanka) is a critically acclaimed Sri Lankan classical musician.

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Sikuru Tharuwa

Sikuru Tharuwa is a 1963 Sri Lankan drama written by P. K. D Seneviratne.

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South India

South India (ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತ, തെക്കെ ഭാരതം, தெற்கு பாரதம், దక్షిణ భారతం) is the area encompassing India's states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry, occupying 19.31% of India's area. South India includes the southern part of the peninsular Deccan Plateau and is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east. The geography of the region is diverse, encompassing two mountain ranges, the Western and Eastern Ghats, and a plateau heartland. The Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Kaveri, and Vaigai rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are the largest and most industrialized cities in the region. A majority of Indians from the southern region speak one of the following languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tulu. During its history, a number of dynastic kingdoms ruled over parts of South India whose invasions across southern and southeastern Asia impacted the history and cultures of modern sovereign states such as Sri Lanka, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The region was colonized by Britain and gradually incorporated into the British Empire. South India, particularly Kerala, has been a major entry point of the religions of Christianity and later Islam to the Indian Subcontinent. After experiencing fluctuations in the decades immediately after Indian independence, the economies of South Indian states have registered higher than national average growth over the past three decades. While South Indian states have improved in some socio-economic metrics, poverty continues to affect the region much like the rest of the country, although it has considerably decreased over the years. HDI in southern states is high and the economy has undergone growth at a faster rate than most northern states. Literacy rates in southern states is also very high, with approximately 80% of the population capable of reading and writing, while in Kerala (which has the highest literacy rate in India) 94% of the population are literate. Honour killings are non-existent in South India. Violence against women in South India is relatively low, with southern states having a progressive attitude toward the rights for women. Agriculture is the single largest contributor to the regional net domestic product, while Information technology is a rapidly growing industry. Literary and architectural styles, evolved over two thousand years, differ from other parts of the country. Politics in South India is dominated by smaller regional political parties rather than by national political parties. South India ranks the highest in terms of social and economic development in areas such as fertility rate and infrastructure; the fertility rate of South India is 1.9, the lowest of all regions in India.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (or; Sinhalese Śrī Laṃkāva, Tamil Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

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Sri Sumangala College

Sri Sumangala College, in Panadura, Sri Lanka, was founded on March 3, 1909 at in memory of Ven.Weligama Sri Sumangala Thero, who played an important role in Sri Lankan Buddhism.

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Sunil Edirisinghe

Patikirige Sunil Jayapreethi Edirisinghe (Sinhala:සුනිල් එදිරිසිංහ) (born December 19, 1949 in Colombo, Sri Lanka) is a critically acclaimed Sri Lankan classical musician.Edirisinghe won the presidential award for playback singing in 1983 for "Maya Miringuva Pirunu Lo Thale" from Adhishtanaya.

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Sunil Santha

Sunil Santha (Sinhala:සුනිල් සාන්ත; 14 April 1915 – 11 April 1981) was a renowned and influential Sri Lankan composer, singer and lyricist.

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Symposium

In ancient Greece, the symposium (συμπόσιον symposion, from συμπίνειν sympinein, "to drink together") was a drinking party.

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The Hindu

The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper.

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Theravada

Theravāda (Pali, literally "school of the elder monks") is a branch of Buddhism that uses the teaching of the Pāli Canon, a collection of the oldest recorded Buddhist texts, as its doctrinal core, but also includes a rich diversity of traditions and practices that have developed over its long history of interactions with various cultures and communities.

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UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

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Victor Rathnayake

Victor Rathnayake (Sinhala:වික්ටර් රත්නායක; born 18 February 1942) is a popular Sri Lankan musician.

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Violin

The violin, also called a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._D._Amaradeva

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