Greatest Sri Lankan Male Singers


The Top Ten

1 Milton Mallawarachchi

He is the singer who sang best of love and sad songs.

Arguably the Number 1 Singer in Sri Lanka! & the King of Love Songs

Best voice... Great singer nothing like anything

When I listening his song, tears came in my eyes, he had very heartfelt voice

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2 Iraj

Arguably the Biggest Ponnaya in the Industry!

This guy is pure crap and greedy of money... Despite he having his personality sold to money for going 'kade' for former president

Actually he is the birth of ponna musicians

Not sure if musician or a porn movie producer

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3 W.D. Amaradeva

He is the singer who sang best of nationality songs. He is the GOLD SIGN IN SINHALA MUSIC.

He is the number 1 singer

Love that amazing voice

He is the best artist ever.

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4 Jude Rogans

What kind of a GOO PONNAYA is this?

Good singer

Pandit Amaradewa told that Jude Rogans is the Greatest Singer in Sri Lanka!
What else is there to say!?

Well he is not that sought of a bad person he's a good guy His new songs are awesome the electro ones haha

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5 Konganige Joseph Malsi Jackson Anthony

Jackson is able to show a large range with his exaggerated voice. He can go from a harsher Death Metal sound, to a punk sound, to a Hip-hop sound, to a reggae sound & to a sound completely unique and Sri Lankan of his own. It would be very hard for other Sri Lankan Singers to show such range (including Iraj, Dushyanth & Randhir).

You can recognize his sound of Over-singing, and his over-exaggerated singing passion is right from his buttocks! Clearly should be the 1st.

Yo yo honey sing

There is no better singer or a vocalist or a performer in the history of srilanka than jaksan antany. I won't deny that ajith muthukumarana is a legend and is one of the greatest of all time, but he can't touch the vocal range of jaksan! But he is definitely better than this guy called sunil edirisinghe! It is nice to see amith walpala in the Top 10 as well.

To Finish my vote, My Top 3 Are:
1. Jaksan antany 2. Ajith muthukumarana 3. Amith walpala


6 Sunil Shantha

He is the singer who sang the LANKAN FIRST OWN MADE SONGS.

Pivotal musician. Should really rank higher on list. Important figure in Sri Lankan culture.

Are you kidding me? A miscarriage like iraj at second place and perhaps the founder of sinhala music and one of the best singers like Sir Sunil Shantha at seven.

7 Ivor Dennis
8 Ajith Muthukumarana

I don't know what is the Biggest Joke out of these 2:
Jackson Anthony the 3rd Greatest singer in sri lanka or Amith Walpola the 7th Greatest singer in sri lanka. What nonsense? Both Jackson & Amith would kneel before the Singing of Ajith Muthukumarana!

I'm straight, But I'd do Ajith Muthukumarana.

Bus Ajith

I'm a Sri Lankan Male & I'm not Gay, but I Love Ajith Muthukumarana more than my wife.

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9 Roshan Pranandu

Number One Ponnaya in Sri Lanka!

Number one singer in Sri Lanka. Flashback is superb

Best musical band leader in srilanka... And a multi millionier

Some one has commented on Iraj as Arguably the Biggest Ponnaya in the Industry! But I would make it 2nd... Roshan Pranandu is the Biggest Ponnaya of all!

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10 C.T. Fernando

The Contenders

11 Ajith Bandara

Ajith Ayya's mouth is so beautiful that we schoolgirls watched his singing during Sirasa Super Star 1st ever season & the best season in my judgement, with our school uniforms and went to night clubs that played Ajith Ayya's songs mainly. When he sings, his mouth is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Thanks for letting me add my comment too. Goodbye and Good luck Ajith Ayya. I was an 18 year old schoolgirl when you became Sirasa Superstar and now I'm a mother of 10 Kids. I became pregnant while listening to your songs in the night clubs. Thank you Ajith Ayya! I love you Ajith Ayya!

The Greatest Singer in the History of SIRASA SUPER STAR! He is even better than Priya Sooriyasena! Ajith Aiya we are always with you...
- Mawathagama Girls.

12 Victor Rathnayake

He was the first one man singer in Sei Lanka! I heard that people that couldn't obtain tickets to his show would even break into the auditoriums!

I love every one of his songs! He is the King of Romance!

Yes he is definitely the best singer in all of Sri Lanka. Long live the king!

I love how he blends western and classical Sri Lankan music just so neither one gets overpowered but both blend beautifully!

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13 Dharmadasa Walpola

As far back as the latter part of 1950’s and 1960s dubbing Sinhala dialogue into Hindi and Tamil movies became highly popular with fully packed audience. Dharmadasa Walpola was adjudged the best play-back singer for his pre-eminent golden voice over the world acclaimed Indian singers. Pathiwatha, Veeravikrama, Ahinsaka Prayogya, Angulimala, Sudu Nangi, Ley Kandulu, Shimbo, and Anjalee are clear testimony to his masterly vocal performance.

Initially, since film industry in Sri Lanka was not equipped with technical resources, producers were compelled to go to South India in early 1950s to film their production. This prompted them to hire Indian singers at a lower charge. But Lata Walpola and Dharmadasa Walpola broke the South Indian monopoly and became indomitable duo in Sinhala Cinema.
Dharmadasa Walpola was not only the leading play-back singer but also the indisputable singer in ballet radio and stage drama music. His masterly performance of singing in Bari Sil, Kela Mal ...more

14 Kasun Kalhara Jayawardhana

A perfect singer with an amazing voice. Most of the Sri Lankan singers can't sing songs in live. Their voices are crap for many reasons, so they use technology to cover their terrible singing. But Kasun has an inborn talent to sing. He don't want technology, he sings perfectly. Best singer without any arguement

He is Good singer but so sad his place is?
some srilankan gon people know only kan karachchala hotu berena songs
They don't know music

A good singer

Kasun is a unique singer for ever I heard, and the creation of songs amazing I can chill when I listen to his song

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15 T.M. Jayarathna

He is such a talented violinist also

16 J. A. Milton Perera

He was also very good for classical songs.

He was very good for sentimental songs. He remained on top on his own merits.
He sang from the heart.

He was one of the best sinhala cinema singers in srilanka.

17 Amith Walpola

Are you NUTS?
Amith is a MILLION times better than Dharmadasa Walpola! Those who compare Amith to Dharmadasa are Idiots! What nonsense...

18 H. R. Jothipala

No doubt should be number 1

He should be number 1

Most talent and top singers back in 80s and still can listen in 2016

Anyone can't break his records. He was the singer who sang most popular and numbers of songs. Now, most of new singers and superstars in Sri Lanka sing his songs. So, he is the king of sinhala music.

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19 Sunil Edirisinghe

Best singer ever no two words

Best singer ever, best meaning.

The thattaya! He can sing well...

20 Tyronne Maddumage

Tyronne Maddumage has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard! Truly an amazing & gifted singer. He is fabulous on recordings, but to experience his vocals live is a definite must! I was completely blown away from his anthem 'Hela Viruwan visu Lanka' with all the Cricketers & I think his voice just gets better & stronger each time. He has such power & high range which in my humble opinion is unbeatable. He has the ability to carry those soaring choruses & yet convey such heart-wrenching emotion that makes my spine tingle like no-one else I ever heard. Tyronne Maddumage definitely gets my Vote!

Tyronne Maddumage is the Greatest singer in Sri Lanka! He sang the great CRICKET SONG "Hela Viruwan visu Lanka! " I Love Tyronne!

The art of Patriotic singing has two chapters - 'Before Tyronne' and 'After Tyronne'. Though Bathiya N' Santhush created Patriotic singing, it was Tyronne Maddumage who showed the Sri Lankan people its power...

Every singer bows against the Tyronne Maddumagay's Voice!

21 Damayantha Kuruppu

I was a teen when Damayantha Kuruppu began singing, but very few of his songs appealed to me: I grew up in a family of hat music lovers. Last year I found a station that played nothing but Damayantha's music, including the several takes required to make a master that satisfied him, his live concerts, and informal recordings of his in-studio and at-home jam sessions. I'm 60 years old, and I've never heard anything like Damayantha Kuruppu's voice. I still don't "like" everything he sang, but he has no equal among recorded singers. He could, and did, sing anything. When I read that the notorious folk singer, Lionel Ranwala said, "He had the voice I wish I had gotten", I listened a little harder. Musicians themselves still place Damayantha Kuruppu at the top of their lists of the most excellent singers that ever lived!


Please check 'Baila Sajje - Damayantha Kuruppu & Paul Fernando'
Damayantha Kuruppu A.K.A. baila Chakrawarthie is an Amazing Singer. Please search and study his Music. And don't forget to give the Vote too.

He will always remain as the Greatest Singer to ever walk on Sri Lankan Soil! My Vote goes to Damayantha 'the Incredible' Kuruppu!

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22 Dushyanth Weeraman

Dushyanth and Randhir are the Best Gay singers in Sri lanka! They should be the Top 2 without a Doubt. Dushyanth's Flip Flops on his songs are very dashing... Dushyanth we Love you!

- Royal Boys.

Definitely one of the most fun and awesome singers in the industry. Very entertaining and also keeps the family proud!

One of the most entertaining singers in Sri Lanka. A vocalist is just a vocalist but a singer is an entertainer. Dushyanth Weeraman is an entertaining vocalist which makes him an amazing siger!

Dushyanth Weeraman is probably the most versatile singers to ever ti be born in Sri Lanka. Predominantly he's known as a Michael Jackson impersonator while most negate the fact he is very different to most MJ impersonators as he Sings while dancing while 99% of MJ impersonators only dance and try to look like MJ while DW does not attempt to makeup himself to look like MJ. And most importantly what one should understand is that singing any MJ song is very difficult for most good singers around the world. Many great singers sing MJ songs in their own style but hardly ever to coming close to sound like Michael Jackson. But DW usually nails it.

Thereafter what one should recognize is that DW is the lead Singer of the newly formed (but now a leading band in Colombo) band called Kurumba. You hardly find DW singing MJ songs when performing he is performing with Kurumba. When singing with Kurumba DW covers songs of Elvis, Queen, CT fernando, Clarrence, Gypsies, BnS and many more that ...more

23 Bandara Athauda

Bandara Athauda ranked at #14 shows how little people know about Sri Lankan Music... It's pathetic and shame to the whole country to see Jude Rogans as the 1st, Ajith Muthukumarana as the 5th, Roshan Pranandu as 6th, Dushyanth Weeraman as 9th & Damith Asanka as 10th. Jackson Anthony the 3rd Greatest Singer in Sri Lanka!? What a Retard? Are you Crazy!?

Nayana kaloo is the song of a lifetime!

24 Clarence Wijewardena

He is the singer who sang best of group songs. I think about my knowledge he was the overlord of the BAND MUSIC. I think he is the best guitar player in srilanka. Now a days new bands have many brand new electrical guitars. They are more expensive. But they can't to close klarance's music. His music is so sweet and excellent.

Best musician in Sri Lanka,2nd to none...

Best sri lankan pop artist ever

Oh my goodness! He pioneered the use of electric guitar in Sri Lanka, wrote songs for others (Milton Mallawarachchi, W.D. Amaradeva), even some dedicated to others (Dileepa Podi Puthu) and you give him 43! Come on, at least in top 10!

25 Asanga Priyamantha Peiris

Greatest singer in srilankan history.

Amaradeva of our Generation!

26 Damith Asanka

This man can NEVER sing!

This man can never sing? What a joke!
I say fool go & see his talents at musical shows.

This is unfair! Damith Asanka is the Best. The list should be
1. Damith Asanka
2. Ajith Muthukumarana
3. Damayantha Kuruppu
4. Keshan Shashindra
5.H.R. jothipala

27 Mithra Kapuge

The PAIYA Style is a complicated singing mechanism. Only a True Master can invent such a great style. Mithra Kapuge to me should be the 1st because of his singing style, range, facial expressions & dancing. His father also was a singer.

He is the Founder of the P.A.I.Y. A Style (Presto Adagio Intermezzo Yields Atonal). He is the Best Sri Lankan Singer emerged. Mithra Kapuge not voted as the Greatest in this list is Psychopathy!

The correct and the best list would be:
1st - Mithra Kapuge
2nd - Bandara Athauda
3rd - Sunil Edirisinghe
4th - Somathilaka Jayamaha
5th - Abewardhana Balasooriya

28 Gunadasa Kapuge

Should be the number 1. greatest singer in Sri Lankan music history. - viduraloveanjali

29 Edward Jayakody

Edward is a Patta singer.

30 Mervin Mihindukula
31 Mohideen Baig

I think he is the singer who sang most successful BUDDHIST SONGS.

32 Priya Suriyasena

Who is one of the best love singer in srilanka.

Best singer ever in Sri Lanka.


33 Sanath Nandasiri

Great singer...

34 Narada Disasekara

Narada's voice prevailed throughout generations. He has sung some beautiful songs. He blends the Sri Lankan touch to his meaningful songs, Narada who definitely includes in the same group which includes Marshall Bruce Mathers & Tupac Amaru Shakur surely gets my vote!

The only Person who can outsing Eminem & Tupac!

35 Vijaya Kumaranatunga

He is the singer who sang good songs. He is the best actor in SRILANKA same as GAMINI FONSEKA. Both of them movie songs sang by H.R. jothipala.

The Most Beautiful Singer and the Personality & Charisma Ever! Milton, Vijaya & Clarence should be the Top 3

36 Dayarathna Ranathunga
37 Ravindra Meegamarachchi


Several years ago, when Jackson Anthony & Dinusha Rajapathirana were trying to convince Edward Jayakody to move to Colombo, Edward agreed but only if Jackson & Dinusha promised to introduce him to Ravindra Meegamarachchi! If you don't know who Ravindra Meegamarachchi is, go to Youtube, search the Mega Hit 'Padda Padda' and Watch it!

A well deserved victory for Ravindra Meegamarachchi here at #1 on the list. He has such an insane vocal range and his songs are super powerful. His styles of singing are very versatile as well. He could sing just about anything and people all over sirilanka would dig it. Not many people could do such a thing.

The True Peoples Singer. The Military Legend. He is the Real RANAVIRU RIYAL STAR!

Edward Jayakody ranked higher than Ravindra Meegamarachchi!?
Give me a Break!

Couple of years ago, when Jackson Anthony & Dinusha Rajapathirana were trying to convince Edward Jayakody to move to Colombo, Edward agreed but only if Jackson & Dinusha promised to introduce him to Ravindra Meegamarachchi! If you don't know who Ravindra Meegamarachchi is, Go to Youtube, search the Mega Hit 'padda padda' & watch it!

38 Abeywardhana Balasooriya

I'm a 35 year old Sri Lankan Male & I'm not Gay, but I Love Abeywardhana Balasooriya more than my wife.

Laugh out loud for the above comment! I Love Abeywardhana Balasooriya more than my wife! Laugh out loud

39 Keshan Shashindra

Sukuruththan maththe nathin pissu pikudu, Ada set wena ape set eke bokka pirisindu, Elakora fun marisi dial katta karado, Thena admit wii balapan patta sepa sudu... THIS IS THE MOST "PONNISH" LYRICS EVER IN A SRI LANKAN SONG!

Have you ever heard Sukuruththan!? I'm talking about the Greatest song of the Lankan History Baby! YouTube it right now...

40 Pandith Amaradeva
41 Shalinda Fernando

One of the Best and did something new

42 Randhir

He's one of the best singers in Sri Lanka. so many variations in his voice. He's got swag. He does rock perfectly and he got a beautiful pop voice

Yet another SAMA-LINGIKA AWAJATHAKA PONNAYEK! From where do these people come from? If they cultivate some Potatoes or something they can serve the country other than hooting & ruining it!

43 Lionel Ranwala

Laugh out loud for the above lyrics! :D

Laugh out?
I think other comment's owner isn't a srilankan. He is alian.
This great man make our own songs like jana gee. Best way to sinhala culture music.

King of Sri Lankan Rap!
May Awurudu Car leigh, Sinaha way young Ra Leigh, Thel Ihiruna Kewum Gediya Wah Gay, Ahhh Ahhh AAA!

44 M.S. Fernando

I like him very much

He is the king of byla songs in srilanka.

45 Greshan Ananda

Who are the most successful cinema singers after JOTHI/MILTON king cuple.

46 Latha Walpola

Is latha a TRANNY? This is the best MALE singers list you perverts!

They are the most successful cinema singers in SRILANKA. ANYONE CAN'T CLOSE THEM.

47 Wasantha Sandanayaka

She is the singer who sang good and meaningful songs. Oh, one thing I have to say you. Wasantha sandanayaka is the begun of H.R. jOTHIPALA. She helped jothi to sing his first song SIRIYAME SARA. So, If wasantha santhanayaka couldn't help him then There wasn't a Jothi.

48 Filty

Not filty. Fill T. His welikad and ape paththe is my favourit song. I think he is the best rapper in Sri Lanka. I like his singing style very much. But his music videos not matched with his song.

49 Clewz

Bajaw kamare, tuk tuk qnd hoda lamay songs are the best songs I ever listen.

50 Shelton Perera

U guys don't how valuable this voice and his owns sons voice both r legend

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