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Stanley Peiris

Stanley Peiris

Hailing from the hill capital of Kandy, Weerasinghe Arachchilage Edward Stanley Peiris was born on 12th June 1941. Educated from St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota, Stanley’s love for music began by self-learning to play the violin. Later he learned the intricacies of music at the Kandy M.G.C. institute. After a short stint at the Sri Lanka Navy, he took to playing the Saxophone, again through self-study. During the mid-1960’s when ‘The Moonstones’ led by Clarence Wijewardena had taken the Sinhala pop music scene by storm, pop groups were blooming…

P.L.A. Somapala & Chitra Somapala

P.L.A. Somapala (1921 - 1991) was a famous musician of Sri Lanka. Entering the field of Sri Lankan music in the mid 1940's he made his contribution towards the various fields of music from Gramophone Records, Radio, Cinema and Television for several decades. In consideration of the service rendered towards the Sri Lankan music, he was honored with the OCIC award in 1985. Early Life Born on 13th September 1921 at Maligakanda, Colombo 10 to a Sinhala Buddhist family, P.L.A. Somapala had his…
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