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BOC brings musical Aaradhana to life on Rupavahini

Aaradhana’, a musical program produced by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), came to life on the Rupavahini channel with the patronage of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC).

‘Aaradhana’ - ‘An invitation to enjoy Sri Lankan classics’ - is a musical program which was aired on SLBC, which has been paying tribute to Sri Lankan classical music for forty years and the Bank of Ceylon has been the sole sponsor for the program since the beginning.

Taking the program to a new level, the Bank of Ceylon then sponsored the telecast of the program through Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation beginning from March 2018, engaging classical music enthusiasts across the country.

The very first program to take to the stage live was the one staged at the Bank of Ceylon auditorium with the participation of maestros of music Victor Rathnayake, Dayarathna Ranathunga, Sunil Edirisinghe and Neela Wickramasinghe.

The second live performance took place at the Nelum Pokuna theatre last month in line with the Bank’s 79th anniversary celebrations. The second ‘Aaradhana’ was presented by maestro T.M. Jayarathna, Somathilake Jayamaha, Amarasiri Peiris and Deepika Priyadarshani Peiris.

It was evident from the feedback received by the organizers that both programs were warmly received by classical music enthusiasts opening a new platform for true Sri Lankan classics to re-emerge and restore its proper place. The first episode of the latest live program was aired last week and will continue to telecast the other episodes on September 21, October 19 and November 30 on Rupavahini from 10.30 p.m. on wards.