Plans to create song on tranquility of the village
By Ishara Jayawardane
This week The TV Guide spoke to the popular singer, 32
year old Prasanna Jayasinghe about his pursuits and his
Q. How did you become a Singer? How did you enter this
A. I did my first recording 13 years ago with my father,
Sunny Jayasinghe who worked at SLBC. At the age of 18 I
got involved in a band called Susima . So I started out
as a band player although there were not many bookings.
Q. Who introduced you into this field?
A. My father. My father was my first teacher. My father
and mother, a dancing teacher showed the way.
Q. Tell me something about your school life?
A. I studied up to my O/levels. Now I am into full time
music. Currently a new song of mine is playing on 7
channels. The CD and the Album comes out in April.
Q. Up to the present day how many songs have you done?
A. It is like this. If a person is interested in doing a
song and you like my style then we will assess this
person to see if he/she can actually perform/sing this
song. And if the person can sing the song I make a
melody for that person. I will create a song that can be
sung by this person. It is my right and ownership but
the song is sung by this person. My team will do
everything from the melody to the visuals. A Melody is
putting the words into a song. A string of words is
given a tune
Q. How many Albums have you put out?
A. Eight Albums that are melodies.
Q. From the songs you have sung what is your favorite?
and Why do you have a special liking for it?
A. “Villipanelli sithata dhanenney” about a sweet and
innocent girl who gets married and leaves her village it
is a beautiful song. From the melodies I did this is
what I love the most.
Q. Can you divulge some personal information about
A. I am married have a son. My wife is Samudra
Sajivini and my son is Vishwa. My wife supports me in a
big way. The support she gives me cannot be put into
words, she gives me maximum support.
Q. What are you future expectations?
A. The tranquility of the village is a theme present
in almost all of my songs. My ambition is to create a
really good song based on this theme.
Q. What has been the feedback you have received from
A. My song “Kolomba Duru Ratai” received a lot of
Q. How many musical events have you taken part in?
A. So many that I cannot give you an exact number.
Mostly when it comes to weddings in one month I do about
30 or 40 of them. Also at open door concerts I do 3 or 4
in one month.