අමරසිරි පීරිස්
Amarasiri Peiris
Senadheerage Amarasiri Peiris
  • Birthday : 1946 July 21

  • He was born on 21 July 1946 in Boralesgamuwa as the eldest of the family. His father Albert Peiris was a classical artiste at Radio Ceylon popular in 1940s. Albert was the first disciple of the Master musician H.W. Rupasinghe. His mother M.K. Asilin was born in Meddewatta, Matara was a housewife. He has three younger sisters – Irene, Shriyalatha and Somalatha. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a train driver due to the influence of his uncle Piyasoma Nanayakkara.[2] He completed primary education from Boralesgamuwa Ananda Vidyalaya and later attended to Buwanekaba Vidyalaya, Maharagama and studied music in Advanced Level class. Later in 1962, he attended to Heywood Institute of Art.
     
    He is married to Nanda Koralage, a student who came to the Heywood to play Ezraj. The couple has one son, Madhawa and four daughters – Janaki, Anuradha, Nadeera and Subashini. Madhava is a singer as well as a talented guitarist. He lives in Italy. Daughter Janaki is an Aesthetic Instructor at Devi Balika Vidyalaya. Anuradha is a dancer. She lives in Australia. Nadeera is the Milagiriya Branch Manager of Bank of Ceylon.
     
    Since child age, he used to accompany with father to Radio Ceylon to watch recordings, violin solos and other musicals. After graduated from Heywood, he joined SLBC as an A-grade violinist. Later he became a music conductor, a music controller at SLBC. He became the Director, Music at SLBC and retired after that. He studied violin under Douglas Ferdinands. In 1967 he joined the orchestra of Radio Ceylon.
     
    At SLBC, he sang his first song, Budu Sihila Galalaa, a Bhakthi Gee composed by Sena Weerasekera. Since his life at Heywood, Peries had a close relationship with maestro Premasiri Khemadasa. Khemadasa invited him to join with Sangeetha Manjariya at Maradana, where Peries participated as a violinist for a cassette recording, Pahan Tharuwa. Later, Khemadasa invited him to sing Landune composed by the late Ranbanda Seneviratne. The song got enormous popularity which made the milestone of Peries' singing career.
     
    Then, he got the opportunity to work as a playback singer for many films including Siri Medura, where he won his first Sarasavi Award for the song Minisa Marana Thunak Ethi. Peries became a permanent member of Khemadasa’s orchestras and met several prominent musicians Dr. Eardley Fonseka, Harvey Deutrom and Mrs. Prince. During this period,he met popular American artiste Roscoe Williams. He also made playback singing for the films Guru Gedera, Awaragira, Kawuluwa and Samanala Sandhawaniya and won several awards.
     
    Peries sang many popular songs such as Hanthanata Payana Sanda, Oba Apple Malak Wage, Mage Punchi Rosa Male, Ape Ahinsaka Adare and Sanduda Awadiyen. In 2011, he launched a CD titled Ganga Gala Yaa Den.
     
    On 18 May 2014, he performed a solo concert Hanthnata Payana Sanda held at Musaeus College Auditorium, Colombo 7. On 11 February 2017, he performed a concert Unmada Sanda at Swarnapali Balika Vidyalaya, Anuradhapura.

    SONGS
    1Music
    අපට එපා බිම් අඟලක්වත්
    Apata Epa Bim Angalakwath

    Vocal Victor Rathnayake


    2Vocal
    වීණාවී.. උරතලයේ රැඳෙන්න.. සත්සර රැව් නගන්න
    Veenavi Urathalaye Randenna

    Vocal Nirosha Virajini


    3Vocal
    RekhaTele Dramaවසන්තයේ මල් සමයේ
    Wasanthaye Mal Samaye

    Vocal Chandralekha Perera


    4Vocal
    සොඳුරිය කාලය කොතරම් නපුරුද
    Sonduriya Kalaya Kotharam Napuruda


    5VocalMusic
    සඳුද අවදියෙන්.. තරුද අවදියෙන්
    Sanduda Awadiyen Tharuda Awadiyen


    6Vocal
    ඔබ ඇපල් මලක් වාගේ
    Oba Apple Malak Wage


    7Vocal
    මිනිසා.. මරණ තුනක් ඇති.. මිනිසා.. බලා සිටී
    Minisa Marana Thunak Athi


    8Vocal
    මලක් උනේ ඇයි නුඹ මට
    Malak Une Ai Numba Mata


    9Vocal
    Music Videoමගේ පුංචි රෝස මලේ
    Mage Punchi Rosa Male


    10Vocal
    ළඳුනේ
    Landune


    11Vocal
    කවුරුවත් නැහැ.. කවුරුවත් නැහැ
    Kawuruwath Na Kawuruwath Na


    12Vocal
    ඉරි තැලුනු වලා.. උඩු වියන් යටින්
    Iri Thalunu Wala Udu Wiyan Yatin


    13Vocal
    Samanala Sandhawaniya-2013Film Songඉකිගසා හඬන අතීතයක
    Iki Gasa Handana Atheethayaka


    14Vocal
    හන්තානට පායන හඳ
    Hanthanata Payana Sanda


    15Vocal
    ඇය යන්න ගියා මැකිලා
    Aya Yanna Giya Makila


    16Vocal
    Music Videoවිරාග රාගය අතරේ.. තනි වූ ආලය
    Viraga Ragaya Athare Thani Wu Aalaya

    Vocal Amal Perera
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