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Victor Rathnayake
වික්ටර් රත්නායක
1942
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Victor Rathnayake වික්ටර් රත්නායක
Victor Rathnayake
  • Birthday : 1942 February 18
  • NATIONAL AWARDS

    1Best Singer - Male Song : Etha Himale Seethala Sewane
    6th Sarasaviya Awards - 1969
    Adaravanthayo
    2Merit Award
    1st Presidential Award 1979
    Gehenu Lamai
    3Best Music Director
    3rd Presidential Award 1981
    Siribo Ayya
    4Best Music Director
    9th Presidential Award 1987
    Athuru Mithuru
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Palagatiyo
    Actor
    1979
    2Podi Malli
    Actor
    1979

    AS CREW MEMBER

    1Haaratha Hathara
    Music Director
    1976
    2Hulavali
    Music Director
    1976
    3Siribo Ayya
    Music Director
    1980
    4Athuru Mithuru
    Music Director
    1986
    5Adarei Man
    Music Director
    2018

    AS SONG CREW

    1Adaravanthayo
    • Vocalists - Etha Himale Seethala Sewane
    • Vocalists - adara Manike
    • Vocalists - Ellak Heli Dedunu Diswana
    1968
    2Naarilatha
    • Vocalists - Lassana Thaleta Thissema Gassena
    1969
    3Kauda Hari
    • Vocalists - Nagena Watena Weti
    1969
    4Mee Masso
    • Vocalists - Run Run Run Mee Messo
    • Vocalists - Divi Madure Sandalu Thale
    • Vocalists - Jeevana Suwandak Danenawa
    1969
    5Hanthane Kathawa
    • Vocalists - Sara Sonduru Mal Petali
    1969
    6Bakmaha Deege
    • Vocalists - Awi Gath Madanayaka
    • Vocalists - Bakmahatai Hena Widuli
    1969
    7Sumudu Barya
    • Vocalists - Aalaya Kaatath Podu Deyaki
    1970
    8Nim Walalla
    • Vocalists - Handata Handana Kiri Daruwo
    1970
    9Seeye Nottuwa
    • Vocalists - Kalu Sudu Sihina Lowe
    1971
    10Bindunu Hadawath
    • Vocalists - Athmayen Athmayata Gaman Karana Adare
    1971
    11Dinum Kanuwa
    • Vocalists - Miyuru kalpana sithaka delvuna
    1974
    12Haaratha Hathara
    • Vocalists - Etha Bawayedi Rama Seetha
    • Vocalists - Ashawe Mal Panduru
    1976
    13Asha
    • Vocalists - Athura Supem Kekulu Dehadak
    1976
    14Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
    • Vocalists - Maha Polawen Pita
    1977
    15Pem Rajadahana
    • Vocalists - ප්‍රේම නගරේ නටබුන් අතරේ
    1990
    BIOGRAPHY

    Rathnayake was born on 18 February 1942 in a small village near Kadugannawa as the third of the family with 10 siblings. His father was Rathnayake Arachchilage Don James. He was popularly known as Rathnayake Veda Mahaththaya, was an apothecary and sang "noorthi gee," a type of Sinhala folk songs. His mother was Abeykoon Mayadunnelage Sumanawathi. Victor was educated at Kadugannawa Junior School and then attended to Kadugannawa Maha Vidyalaya for secondary education.
     
    One of his brothers, Somapala Rathnayake was a renowned musician in Sri Lanka, who worked mostly in background music for many Sinhala films and television serials. He died in July 2016 at the age of 70.
     
    Rathnayake has one daughter and two sons from first marriage with Chithra Rathnayake. His daughter Chandani is a dancer and a vocalist. His elder son Jayantha Rathnayake is a renowned musician and composer. Jayantha started his music career as the keyboard player in Sihashakthi musical band. Jayantha is married as has one daughter and one son. His younger son Lelum is also a musician and singer who worked in a musical band.On 6 April 2020, his elder son Jayantha Rathnayake died at the age of 52 while receiving treatments at Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama.
     
    Rathnayake is currently married to Hashini Amendra, 30 years younger than him. Rathnayake was 75 years old at the marriage. Hashini is a bank employee. In January 2018, Hashini was taken into custody over a jewelry theft. The incident took place while she was employed at a state bank. She was produced in Court and is detained in remand custody.
     
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