දයාරත්න රණතුංග
Dayarathna Ranatunga
Ranatunga Arachchige Dayarathna Ranatunga
  • Birthday : 1940 October 29

  • Dayaratne was born on 29 October 1940 as the youngest child to a family of six in Nawala, Nugegoda. His father Charles Peter Ranatunga was a school principal and his mother Dona Maslin Kolombage was a housewife. He completed education from Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte. After SSC exam, he attended to Zahira College, Colombo and studied in the Maths stream. During school times, he excelled Volleyball and Wrestling.
     
    Dayarathna's elder sister, Somalatha Ranatunga is also a singer. Dayarathna's maternal uncle D. M. Kolambage was the first Sinhala announcer at the Radio Ceylon.
     
    He was married to Prof. Amara Ranatunga (born as Dona Amara Kasthuriarachchi) where they got registered on 8 August 1963 and celebrated wedding on 30 January 1964. Amara was born on 22 August 1939 at Hanwella as the fifth child of the family with eleven siblings. Her father, Don Wiyolis Kasthuriarachchi was the Head Master of the Hanwella Primary School. Her mother, Dona Alpinona Meegahapola was a housewife. She completed education at Hanwella Central College. In 1961, Amara entered Bhatkhande University in India where she later became the first Sri Lankan Professor in Hindustani classical music in the University of Visual and performing arts.
     
    On October 16, 2018, Amara died at the age of 79 while receiving treatment at a private hospital for a heart attack. Her remains were brought to the University of the Visual & Performing Arts at 1.00 pm and later the final rites were held at the Borella General Cemetery on 18 October 2018.
     
    The couple has two sons: Nanditha Sarada, Pulasthi Indika and a daughter, Kumudumathie Rupashika. Their son, Pulasthi sang the song Senpathiyan Gena Nawpathiyan Gena with mother Amara at the age of eight.[10] Nanditha is married to Sadhana Abeysekara, who is the granddaughter of late songstress Wasantha Sandanayake. Sadhana's sister, Supriya is also a popular singer in Sri Lanka.

    SONGS
    1Music
    Music Videoසැළලිහිණියෝ නුඹ දන්නෙ නැ
    SALA LIHINIYO

    Vocal Amara Ranatunga


    2Vocal
    උදුම්බරා.. මනාලියේ
    Udumbara Manaliye



    3VocalMusic
    Music Videoසරසවියෙදි හෙට විතරයි හමුවන්නේ
    Sarasaviyedi Heta Witharai Hamuwanne



    4Vocal
    සඳ මා හා සිනාසුනා.. තරු මා හා කතා කළා
    Sanda Ma Ha Sinasuna


    5VocalMusic
    සමකෝණි ත්‍රිකෝණයකි.. ඔබත් මාත් ඇයත් තිදෙන
    Samakoni Thrikonayaki


    6VocalMusic
    රූං පෙත්ත කැරකෙනවා.. කෝම් පිට්ටු ඉදිවෙනවා
    Roon Peththa Karakenawa


    7VocalMusic
    කිරි කවඩි සිනහා නොදැක බැඳුණු ආදරේ
    Kiri Kawadi Sina


    8Vocal
    ජය සිරි මහ බෝධී.. රන්වැලි සෑ ආදී
    Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi


    9VocalMusic
    Music Videoගී ලියන්න මට කීවේ ඔබේ නෙතයි
    Gee Liyanna Mata Kiwe Obe Nethai


    10VocalMusic
    Music Videoදුරස් වන්නට මේ ලෙසින්.. ඇයිද අප හමුවුනේ
    Duras Wannata Me Lesin


    11Music
    සපුමල් සුවඳක් සේ.. සීතල රෑ යාමේ
    Sapumal Suwandak Se Seethala Re Yame

    Vocal Amara Ranatunga
    12Music
    සැළලිහිණියෝ.. උඹ දන්නේ නෑ
    Salalihiniyo Numba Danne Na

    Vocal Amara Ranatunga
    13VocalMusic
    ප්‍රේම කතාවක චරිත දෙකක් අපි
    Prema Kathawaka Charitha Dekak Api

    Vocal Amara Ranatunga
    14VocalMusic
    මහ රෑ යාමේ.. මේ ඇල් හේනේ
    Maha Re Yame Me Al Hene

    Vocal Amara Ranatunga
    15Music
    එක කිරුළක් පළඳින්නට බෑ
    Eka Kirulak Paladinnata Be [Sulochana]

    Vocal Amara Ranatunga
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