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BOC’s Aaradhana showcases local classical music

The Bank of Ceylon’s (BOC) ‘Aaradhana’ classical music concert was recently staged at the BMICH under the patronage of the Bank’s CEO and General Manager Senarath Bandara.

This was the third live stage performance hosted by the bank, and was made into a memorable evening with maestro Prof. Sanath Nandasiri, Malkanthi Nandasiri, Keerthi Pasqual, Nirosha Virajini and Kasun Kalhara.

Prof. Sanath Nandasiri was also felicitated by CEO and General Manager Bandara, CFO and Deputy General Manager Corporate and Offshore Russell Fonseka and Assistant General Manager Marketing Priyanthi Wijesekara with a token of recognition for his contribution for Sri Lanka’s classical music. Maestro Keerthi Pasqual’s birthday was also marked at the event.

A classical music program aired by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) that was dedicated to Sri Lankan classics for over 40 years was rejuvenated and brought to a new level by upgrading the concert as a live-stage performance. The program started with the patronage of the Bank of Ceylon and was produced by the SLBC.

The program has been transformed into a television program with the partnership of the SLRC engaging classical music enthusiasts across the country. The first program to take to the stage live was the one staged at the Bank of Ceylon Auditorium with the participation of Victor Rathnayake, Dayarathna Ranathunga, Sunil Edirisinghe and Neela Wickramasinghe.

The second live performance took place at the Nelum Pokuna auditorium in August 2018 in line with the Bank’s 79th Anniversary celebrations. T.M. Jayarathna, Somathilake Jayamaha, Amarasiri Peiris and Deepika Priyadarshani Peiris performed at the event.