අබේවර්ධන බාලසූරිය
Abeywardena Balasuriya
Abeywardena Balasuriya
  • Birthday : 1947 March 09
  • Died : 2010 March 26

  • He was born on 9 March 1947 in Mugunuwatawana, Chilaw, Sri Lanka. He completed education from St. Mary's College, Chilaw. His father, Kandappuhami was a harmonium player. In mid 1960s, he worked in the Air Force. When the job became a barrier to the singing career, he left the army and joined the Paddy Marketing Board as a technical officer.
     
    He was married to a fellow singer, Nirajala Sarojani. He met Niranjala while singing in for Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation’s (SLBC) "Upuli" album. Niranjala is the younger sister of veteran songstress Malkanthi Nandasiri. Malkanthi is married to Prof. Sanath Nandasiri, an icon in Sri Lankan music. Some of the other popular members of the family include, Nirmala Ranatunga, Kumar Pieirs, Manoj Peiris, and Sakunthala Peiris. Sakunthala worked at Veritas Radio in Manila. Manoj Peiris is a renowned tabla player and musician of Sri Lanka. Nirmala Ranatunga is also a singer who was married to late Wijeratne Ranatunga, a prominent tabla player. Nirmala's daughter Sewwandi Ranathunga is also a singer.
     
    In his late years, he had a nervous breakdown and had difficulty speaking. He died on 26 March 2010 at the age of 63 while receiving treatment in ICU at the Colombo National hospital. His remains laid at his residence at No. 38, Yahampath Mawatha, Maharagama. The funeral took place at the Borella cemetery at 4 p.m. on 31 March 2010.[13] With the demise of Abeywardena, his wife Niranjala has also retired from singing.

    SONGS
    1Vocal
    විහඟක වු ඔබ.. මා වෙත අවුදින්
    Wihagaka Wu Oba Ma Wetha Awidin


    2Vocal
    සිහිවටනය සේ කුමක් ලියන්නද
    Sihiwatanaya Se Kumak Liyannada


    3Vocal
    ඔබෙන් තොර ලෝකයක් කොයින්දෝ
    Oben Thora Lokayak Koindo


    4Vocal
    මලක මෙලෙක හිතාගන්න.. බැරි අතකින් මල් නෙලන්න
    Malaka Meleka Hitha Ganna.. Beri Athakin Mal Nelanna


    5Vocal
    මගෙ හිත පිරී තිබෙන්නේ.. ඔබ ගැන සිතිවිල්ලෙන්
    Mage Hitha Piree Thibenne..Oba Gena Sithiwillen

    Vocal Niranjala Sarojini
    6Vocal
    ගංගා.. එන්නකෝ ගංගා
    Ganga Ennako Ganga


    7Vocal
    දිනෙක මතුදා දෛවයෝගෙන්.. ඔබව හමුවේ නම්
    Dineka Mathuda Daiwayogayakin


    8Vocal
    බොඳ මීදුම් කඳු රැල්ලේ.. සුරංගනා රජ දහනේ
    Bonda Meedum Kandu Ralle

    Vocal Sujatha Attanayake
    9Vocal
    භවයෙන් භවේ.. පැතුමන් පුරා
    Bawayen Bawe Pathuman Pura


    10Vocal
    ඈත වන්නියේ ගුරු ගෙයි පාර අසා
    Atha Wanniye Guru Gei Para Asa

    Vocal Niranjala Sarojini
    11Vocal
    රැළකින් තනිවී වන මැද සරණා
    Ralakin Thaniwee Vanameda Sarana


    12Vocal
    රෑ පැල් රකින කුරහන් පැහෙනා හේනේ
    Raa Pal Rakina Kurahan Pahena Hene

    Vocal Thyaga N. Edward
    13Vocal
    පියාණනී මා නැවත උපන්නොත්
    Piyaneni Ma Newatha Upannoth


    14Vocal
    කල්පනා ලොව මල් වනේ
    Kalpana Lowa Mal Wane


    15Vocal
    බඹරෙකු හැඬුවා.. මලක් ළඟදි බඹරෙකු හැඬුවා
    Bambareku Handuwa Malak Langadi

    Vocal Niranjala Sarojini
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