Arts Council of Sri Lanka
State Music Advisory Board

State Music Advisory Board is established for the purpose of advising and assisting the Arts council on the general advancement of the Sri Lankan Music and to support a vibrant community of composers, musicians and singers, music groups and organizations so that the public can experience the highest standard of Music in Sri Lanka. Arts Council and Music Panel support all kinds of musical genres to meet the needs of artists and to make music accessible to everyone.

Panel Profile

Mahanama Wickramasinghe
Chairman
Senior Lecturer

Mr. Mahanama Wickramasinghe has been appointed the Chairman of State Music Advisory Board of Arts Council of Sri Lanka.


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Samantha Perera
Vice Chairman
Music Composer/Singer

Mr. Samantha Perera is professional music composer and a singer.


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Jananath Warakagoda
Member
Professional Drummer/Singer

Jananath Warakagoda is a professional drummer and a singer.


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Ranjith Balasuriya
Member

Mr. Ranjith Balasuriya has been appointed as a member of State Music Advisory Board.


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Anthony Surendra
Member
Musician

Mr. Anthony Surendra has been appointed as a member of State Music Advisory Board.


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Karunarathna Wijewardhana
Member
Musician/Music Director/Lecturer

Karunarathna Wijewardhana is a Professional Musician, Music Director & Senior Lecturer (Music & Positive Thinking).


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Kumari Munasinghe
Member
Singer

Mrs. Kumari Munasinghe has been appointed as a member of State Music Advisory Board.


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Priyanath Rathnayaka
Member
Musician/Singer

Priyanath Rathnayaka is a sri Lankan musician and a singer.


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Lakshman Wijesekara
Member
Musician/Singer

Lakshman Wijesekarais one of the Popular Sri Lankan musician and singer


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Ananda Weerasiri
Member
Music Director/Composer

Mr. Ananda Weerasiri is one of the most experienced and talented resource persons in oriental music in Sri Lanka today. In addition to being a beloved teacher of many students he is also respected as an affectionate mentor, having shared his wisdom to shape the career of many young musicians.

After studying music at the Institute of Performing Arts, Mr. Ananda Weerasiri started his musical career as a school teacher in 1972.

He was also a singer of exceptional aptitude and a gifted musician both of which were put to good use by many music directors. Mr. Ananda Weerasiri himself is a creative music director and composer. He has directed music for stage dramas and teledramas.


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Jayampathi Algama
Member
Lyricist

Mr. Jayampathi Algama has been appointed as a member of State Music Advisory Board.


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Indika Wijewardena
Secretary
Cultural Development Assistant

Mr. Indika Wijewardena has been appointed as a Secretary of State Music Advisory Board.


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Saman Vijitha Kumara
Assistant Secretary
Development Officer

Mr. Saman Vijitha Kumara has been appointed as a Assistant Secretary of State Music Advisory Board.


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