Surath Paura and the Lotus Heart Music for a noble cause
Surath Paura and “The Lotus Heart”, two concerts organised by “Help
Samitha” will be held on May 25 and July 1, 2008 at BMICH and
Sugathadasa Stadium respectively.
These concerts are organised in aid of 25 year old Gonnage Samitha
Samanmali, a fourth year under graduate in the Faculty of Medicine at
the University of Colombo who is warded at ward 73 National Hospital
following a tragic accident at BMICH.
However, since the proceeds of the concert goes to the creation of
physical facilities for disabled that would remain for years to come, it
is certainly a worthy cause.
Surath Paura will be one of the memorable occasions for Sri Lankan
concert goers as it will be a rare convergence of talents in the field
for a worthy cause. Significantly the concert among other things is a
testimony of unity and comradeship of undergraduates at the Faculty of
Medicine at the University of Colombo.
As it offers unparallel talents of the contemporary music scene in
Sri Lanka, it would be a not-to-miss concert. “Surath Paura”, literary
meaning a wall of hands, reaffirms the idea that collective strength is
mightier than individual effort. Edward Jayakoday and Charitha
Priyadarshini Peiris and Sanath and Malkanthi Nandasiri, popular
musician will head the organising team.
The SLBC’s orchestra headed by Susil Amerasinghe will provide music
for the concert. One of the salient features of this concert is that
artists will perform free of charge and the proceeds of the concert will
go to “Help Samitha” fund.
Some of the artists who will perform for the concert are Sunil
Edirisinghe, Victor Ratnayake, W.D Ameradeva, Nanda Malini, Prof.
Sanatha Nandasiri, Visharadha Edward Jayakody, Charitha Priyadarshani
Peries, Athula Adikari and Rodney Warnakulasuriya. It is the unrest hope
of the Sri Lankan music lovers that Prof. Sanantha Nandasiri, who is a
classical vocalist, would sing, at least, a Gazal, though he usually
sings popular numbers.
“The Lotus Heart” the Recital of Medico-Visionaries is a popular
concert which will be held on July 1, 2008 at Sugathadasa Stadium. The
concert organised by Medical Student Pradeep Rangana, who is also an
icon in popular music. Sinhala Pop-music band Marians headed by Nalin
Perera will provide music.
The artist who are to perform for the concert include Pradeep,
Surendra, Amila, Gamini, Nadini, Sanka, Buddhika, Manjula, Nalinda,
Maheshika, Wathsala, Nayani, Gihan Mihiranga, Romesh Lakshan, Bhatiya
and Santhush, Tisha, Surani de Mel, Chamika Sirimanne, Amila Perera,
Malith Perera and others.