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Ananda Samarakoon

17 October, 2021

Ananda Samarakoon was born on January 13,1911. He was a gifted musician and composer. He wrote many Sinhala songs. Ase madura jeewanaye geetha, Akka akka and Ara balannako. Ananda Samarakoon founded a musical tradition of our own.

He composed the country’s National Anthem. He was on also a talented painter. This eminent artiste passed away on April 5,1962.

A.Yashini Sewwandi

Grade 8

K/St. John’s College