T.M. Jayaratne's maiden solo concert on Saturday
T.M. Jayaratne, the maestro of the violin, will perform live at the
solo concert Sonduru Atheethaya on Saturday at 6.30 pm at the Musaeus
Jayaratne's musical journey started in 1969 and completes 44 years
this year. This is the first time that he will have a solo performance.
Born on April 13, 1944 in Dodangoda, he grew up to be a popular Sri
Lankan singer who received the Presidential Award in 1978, 1979, 1980
and 1987 and won the Best Male Singer award at the Raigam Tele Award
"Playing the violin is something harmonious. It is a delicate and
sensitive instrument. The reason this event has taken so long to become
a reality, is frankly because I was not prepared and matured enough. I
prolonged it", said Jayaratne, speaking on the event.
"But now I am ready to do my concert," he said.
The concert is sponsored by two fans of Jayaratne, Sathyendra
Wijayapura and Dilanie Wijayapura and the event's official television
media sponsor is ITN.
At the concert, 25 songs will be performed by Jayaratne.