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Arthur Jayasena Ranasinghe (4 January 1927) (known as A. J. Ranasinghe) was a Sri Lankan politician, State Minister and diplomat.
Adata Vediya Heta Hondai (Sinhala, Tomorrow Is Better Than Today) is a 1963 Sri Lankan film starring Gamini Fonseka and Jeevarani Kurukulasooriya.
Amaradeva Asapuwa (අමරදේව අසපුව) is a music ashram, which is being built in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka in memory of one of the country's leading musicians, W. D. Amaradeva.
Baila (also known as bayila; from the Portuguese verb bailar, meaning to dance) is a form of music, popular in Sri Lanka.
Bhatkhande Music Institute Deemed University, formerly Bhatkhande Music Institute, is a music institute in Lucknow.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්රිතාන්ය ලංකාව, Brithānya Laṃkāva; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai) was a British Crown colony between 1815 and 1948.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
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.
Chancellor (cancellarius) is a title of various official positions in the governments of many nations.
Deshamanya 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.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Classical may refer to.
Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.
Danister Thomas Fernando (9 February 1909 – 14 October 2004) is a pioneer Sri Lankan lyricist.
Delovak Athara (Sinhala, Between Two Worlds) is a 1966 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Dr.
Deshamanya (translit; translit; Pride of the Nation) is the second-highest national honour of Sri Lanka awarded by the Government of Sri Lanka as a civil honour.
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., Litt.D., D. Lit., or Lit. D.; Latin Litterarum Doctor or Doctor Litterarum) is an academic degree, a higher doctorate which, in some countries, may be considered to be beyond the Ph.D. and equal to the Doctor of Science (Sc.D. or D.Sc.). It is awarded in many countries by universities and learned bodies in recognition of achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the creative arts or scholarship and other merits.
A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.
Ediriweera Sarachchandra (Sinhala: මහාචාර්ය එදිරිවීර සරච්චන්ද්ර) (3 June 1914 – 16 August 1996) was a Sri Lankan playwright, novelist, poet, literary critic, essayist and social commentator.
Edward Jayakody (Sinhala:එඩ්වඩ් ජයකොඩි) is a Sri Lankan musician, singer and composer.
In European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty, distinguishing it from applied art, which also has to serve some practical function, such as pottery or most metalwork.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Gamperaliya is a 1963 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Dr.
Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.
Getawarayo is a 1964 Sri Lankan drama film starring Gamini Fonseka.
Ellamulla Kapuge Gunadasa (Sinhala: එල්ලමුල්ල කපුගේ ගුණදාස) (August 7, 1945 - April 3, 2003) better known by his stage name Gunadasa Kapuge, was a Sri Lankan musician.
In music, harmony considers the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing.
An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.
A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification.
Independence Memorial Hall (also Independence Commemoration Hall) is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
Indian classical music is a genre of South Asian music.
The Kala Keerthi (කලා කීර්ති) is a Sri Lankan national honour awarded "for extraordinary achievements and contributions in arts, culture and drama".
Kalutara Vidyalaya National School is one of the major schools in Sri Lanka.
Deshamanya Rita Jenevi Fernando, better known by her stage name Latha Walpola (ලතා වල්පොල), is a prominent Sri Lankan vocal artist.
Sri Lankabhimanya Lester James Peries (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකාභිමාන්ය ලෙස්ටර් ජේම්ස් පීරිස්; 5 April 1919 – 29 April 2018) was a Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter, and film producer.
Lucknow is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and is also the administrative headquarters of the eponymous District and Division.
Mahagama Sekera (Sinhala:මහගම සේකර) (7 April 1929 – 14 January 1976) Sri Lankan poet, lyricist, playwright, novelist, artist, translator and filmmaker.
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන; மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேன; born 3 September 1951) is a Sri Lankan politician and the 7th and current President of Sri Lanka, in office since January 2015.
Malani Bulathsinhala (12 December 1949 - 29 March 2001) was a Sri Lankan classical musician.
Manila (Maynilà, or), officially the City of Manila (Lungsod ng Maynilà), is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world.
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, an Anglican minister in England.
Moratuwa is a large suburb of Colombo city, on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, near Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.
Music of Tamil Nadu has a long tradition and history going back thousands of years.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
Nanda Malini (Sinhala:නන්දා මාලනී) (born 23 August 1943) is a Sri Lankan singer.
Visharada Neela Wickramasinghe is a veteran female singer and a musician in Sri Lanka, who mainly sings in Sinhalese.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
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.
Padma Shri (also Padma Shree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.
Panadura (Sinhala: පානදුර, Tamil: பாணந்துறை) is a large town in Kalutara District, Western Province in Sri Lanka.
A pandit (paṇḍita; also spelled pundit, pronounced; abbreviated as Pt. or Pdt.; Panditain or Punditain can refer to a female pundit or the wife of a pundit) is a Brahmin scholar or a teacher of any field of knowledge in Hinduism, particularly the Vedic scriptures, dharma, Hindu philosophy, or secular subjects such as music.
Weerahennadige Francisco Fernando alias Puran Appu (full name: Weera Sanadhdhana Weera Balasooriya Kuru Uthumpala Arthadewa Gunaratne Nanayakkara Lakshapathi Maha Widanelage Fransisco Fernando) (Sinhala පුරන් අප්පු) is one of the notable personalities in Sri Lanka's history.
"Qaumii Salaam" (ޤައުމީ ސަލާމް; National Salute) is the current national anthem of the Maldives.
Radio Ceylon (ලංකා ගුවන් විදුලි සේවය Lanka Guwan Viduli Sevaya, இலங்கை வானொலி, ilankai vanoli) is the oldest radio station in Asia.
A raga or raaga (IAST: rāga; also raag or ragam; literally "coloring, tingeing, dyeing") is a melodic framework for improvisation akin to a melodic mode in Indian classical music.
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.
Ran Salu (In Sinhala: The Yellow Robe) is a 1967 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries.
Ranmuthu Duwa (Island of Treasures) was the first colour full-length Sinhalese language film to be produced in Sri Lanka in 1962.
A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
Daisy Rasammah Daniels, populary as Rukmani Devi (15 January 1923 – 28 October 1978) was a Sri Lankan singer and actress, who was often acclaimed as "The Nightingale of Sri Lanka".
Professor Sanath Nandasiri (සනත් නන්දසිරි; born February 15, 1942 in Gothatuwa, Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan classical musician.
Sikuru Tharuwa is a 1963 Sri Lankan drama written by P. K. D Seneviratne.
A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of a particular feature film or television show.
South India is the area encompassing the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, occupying 19% of India's area.
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (commonly known as Kotte) is the official, administrative capital of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
Sri Lankabhimanya (translit; translit; The Pride of Sri Lanka) is the highest national honour of Sri Lanka awarded by the President of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Government.
Sri Sumangala College, in Panadura, Sri Lanka, was founded on 3 March 1909 at in memory of Ven.Weligama Sri Sumangala Thero, who played an important role in Sri Lankan Buddhism.
Patikirige Sunil Jayapreethi Edirisinghe (Sinhala:සුනිල් එදිරිසිංහ) (born December 19, 1949 in Colombo, Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan classical musician.
Sunil Santha (Sinhala:සුනිල් සාන්ත; 14 April 1915 – 11 April 1981) was a renowned and influential Sri Lankan composer, singer and lyricist.
In ancient Greece, the symposium (συμπόσιον symposion or symposio, from συμπίνειν sympinein, "to drink together") was a part of a banquet that took place after the meal, when drinking for pleasure was accompanied by music, dancing, recitals, or conversation.
Tennakoon Mudiyanselage Jayaratne, also known as T.M. Jayaratne (Sinhala:ටි.එම්.ජයරත්න) (born 13 April 1944) in Dodangoda, Sri Lanka is a popular Sri Lankan vocalist and a violinist.
The Daily Mirror is a daily English-language newspaper published in Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Wijeya Newspapers.
The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered at Chennai.
Thun Man Handiya (Sinhala, Three Way Junction) is a 1970 dramatic film made by Sri Lankan artist Mahagama Sekera.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The University of Kelaniya (කැළණිය විශ්වවිද්යාලය, களனி பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a state university of Sri Lanka.
The University of Peradeniya (පේරාදෙණිය විශ්ව විද්යාලය, பேராதனைப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a state university in Sri Lanka, funded by the University Grants Commission.
The University of Ruhuna (රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්යාලය, රෝහණ සරසවිය (Ruhuṇa Viśvavidyālaya, Rohana sarasaviya),; ருகுண பல்கலைக் கழகம்) is a public university in Matara, Sri Lanka.
University of the Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA) (සෞන්දර්ය හා කලා විශ්වවිද්යාලය,கட்புல, அரங்கேற்றக் கலைகள் பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a public university located primarily in Colombo, Sri Lanka, specialising in art, design, fashion and the performing arts.
Victor Rathnayake (Sinhala:වික්ටර් රත්නායක; born 18 February 1942) is a popular Sri Lankan musician.
The violin, also known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
Amaradeva, Pandit Wannakuwattawaduge Don Amaradeva, Pandith Amaradeva, W D Amaradeva, W.D. Amaradeva, WD Amaradeva, Wannakulawattawaduge Don Albert Perera, Wannakuwatta Amaradeva, Wannakuwattawaduge Don Amardeva.