It's been fifteen months since the echoes of “Ama Dahara” flowed. The date was March 27th 2008. Committee Room 1 of the Parliamentary complex experienced the sounds of a similar musical once again...
Mr. T. M. Jayaratne’s “Daham Gee Dehena” musical recital was performed this evening. The programme saw the participation of many staff members regardless of any religious or racial differences, and it was a moment where everyone of the audience remained enchanted. Here, Mr. Jayaratne sang several songs such as “Thilo aga naa himi”, “Sanda wathurak se”, “Siyak ayu leba”, “Amma sandaki” which includes virtues of the Buddha and parents. In addition, the singer offered information on how each song was created, its lyric creation and music composition, thereby adding something more to the listeners’ pleasure. At the end of the concert, the band rendered a play of a song as well.
The music of the orchestra that comprised of veteran artists and the blend of the singer’s sweet voice was a delightful experience that entranced the minds of participants for more than an hour. Mr. T. M. Jayaratne illustrated that he’s best among the artists who sing not only mellifluent but also immensely meaningful songs.
Hon. Speaker, Hon. Deputy Chairman of Committees, Secretary General of Parliament, Deputy Secretary General of Parliament, Assistant Secretary General of Parliament, Higher Officials including Members of the staff and Senior Area Manager of Bank of Ceylon for Western Province South also participated in the event. Before the programme commenced, Hon. Speaker delivered a special speech welcoming Mr. T. M. Jayaratne.
This event that was organised by the Parliament Staff Buddhist Association was sponsored by the Bank of Ceylon Parliament branch.
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