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Pushpa Wijesinghe’s ‘Sita Addara’ launched

By Dyan Pathiravithana

Pushpa Wijesinghe, who has climbed the ladder very carefully, has achieved much within the short period she has spent in the field of music. She has managed this partly due to her dedication to music and her down to earth approach where she has tackled many obstacles on her way with ease. Her ever willingness to push herself further in the field of music and desire to learn the trade will stand in her stead in achieving her desires.

The release of the compact disc (CD) ‘Sita Addara’ by Pushpa Wijesinghe took place at the Lumbini Theater recently. The CD included her own creation a song dedicated to The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa. Other popular song writers who have contributed to this CD are Rambukkana Siddhartha Thero, HM Jayawardena, Rohana Weerasinghe, Somasiri Medagama, Nihal Gamhewa, Darshana Wickramathunga, Mahinda Bandara, Shantha Jayalath Thisera, Saman Wijesinghe, Dhanapala Basnayake along with many others.

The visuals for the song ‘Sita Addara’ have also being completed. Visuals were done by Thrinethra Chaminda Meemanage which was composed by Jayalal Rohana, acting done by Nisansala Nadeeshani and choreographed by Nuwantha Rajapakshe.
The music for the occasion was provided by Rohana Dharmakeerthi while the band included Nalaka Anjana Kumara, Mahinda Bandara and other radio artistes. The announcer for the programme was Wasantha Rohana of Broadcasting Corporation fame. Dancing was handled by the troupe from the National Youth Council.

Pushpa Wijesinghe was born at Henegama, Weliveriya to parents who were musically minded. She has six siblings and out of the six, some of them had involvements with music. She is a product of Maha Bodhi Vidyalaya, Gampaha who later moved to a school in Weliveriya where she developed her abilities in the field of music. She won several awards for her singing where her biggest achievement came when she won a singing contest at the literary day at Madduma Bandara Vidyalaya.
She had her initial training in music at the National Youth Council, where she won many awards for her studies in music. From there she went on to perform at the Independent Television Network (ITN) in the programme ‘Hedakara Hendewa’ and in the programme ‘Aderaneeya Yawwanaya Nimithera’ in Rupavahini and in the Telecom sponsored ‘Gee Sendewa’.

Currently attached to Department of Agricultural Development, she is a member of the department’s Art’s Circle. She performs regularly there during their musicals and other gatherings. Her superiors in the Department, Minister SM Chandrasena and his Media Secretary Hettiarachchi, the Commissioner General, the development officer and her co-workers Indrajith Mirihana and Chandrasena Hettiarachchi (singer) and Shiran Ratnayake of Rupavahini Corporation, Rohana Dharmakeerthi of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Upali Indika, owner of Music Centre and all those who are backing her are all thanked by her. “Remembrances are due to the secretary of the Art’s Circle Sudharman Radaliyagoda and President Anura Jayasekera,” says Pushpa. Minister Dulles Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs too is in for a big thank you, says Pushpa.

She has studied under such stalwarts as Somasiri Medegedera, Saman Wijesinghe, Premadasa Mudunkotuwa and Nihal Gamhewa. She is presently studying at Bhathkanda under Nihal Gamhewa and the organ under teacher Prasad.
Her fans or well wishers wishing to get in touch with Pushpa can do so by writing to her at 40/8 Henegama west, or by calling 0776002482 or 0333331242.

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