A leading Sri Lankan record label that produced many popular hits from late 1960’s to the early 1980’s.
The label is re-launched in 2016 with the motto of taking Sri Lankan entertainment global.
Gerald and Dulcie Wickremesooriya started out in business as ‘The Children’s Bookshop’: trading of Children’s books.
Launched Sooriya’s first live musical show which later became popular as “The Sooriya Show”.
The label created many a first in the country; the first LP produced in Sri Lanka; the first Sri Lankan member of the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI); the first to blend traditional drum rhythms with a western orchestra; the first Child artiste to launch a disc.
The first live show hosted on a floating stage: Sooriya Show at St. Joseph’s pool on March 10, 1974.
The first to release a double album in Sri Lanka: “Sa” by Victor Ratnayake
Sooriya introduced their first CD to the market
Revived in 2016, Sooriya continues its journey: taking original Sri Lankan entertainment to the world.