Greatest Sri Lankan Male Singers

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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

Amazing songs

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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

Good one

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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

Heart feeling singer

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4 Jude Rogans

What kind of a GOO PONNAYA is this?

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

Neyamai jude

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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

IS THIS JOKER A SINGER!? ROTFL! LMAO!

6 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!

What!? Ajith Muthukumarana is by Far the Greatest singer ever to walk on Sri Lankan soil & what is he doing down here!? People, he deserves the 1st Place! Have you ever heard SUDU ARALIYA MALA?

The poetic storytelling nature of Ajith Muthukumarana's lyrics combined with the brilliant musical composition by Sakura Range hails "SUDU ARALIYA MALA" as the number one Hit in Sri Lanka. Ajith's vocal resonation and voice projection is unmatched. His articulation & pronunciation of difficult Sinhala Words demonstrates the medieval Sinhala scholar within Muthukumarana. The Feeling plus the emotion he adds to the song brings a tear to the eye of even the most heartless person known. His tremolo effect is better than that of any human who have sung in Sri Lanka. What else is there to say, but to listen & Cry in-front of the Beauty of Sudu Araliya Mala!

Sudu Araliya Mala should be the National Anthem of Sri Lanka! Government authorities, please consider replacing the current boring ...more

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

King Of Love. Love You Man..

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7 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.

8 Ivor Dennis
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

The PONNAYA of ALL THE PONNAYA's!

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10 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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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 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

13 C.T. Fernando
14 Amith Walpola

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

15 J. A. Milton Perera

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.

16 T.M. Jayarathna

He is such a talented violinist also

17 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

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

I like his songs, and his voice... Best singer in new generation

He has a powerful voice

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18 Sunil Edirisinghe

Best singer ever, best meaning.

Best singer ever no two words

The thattaya! He can sing well...

19 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!

20 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!

THE PERFECT SINGER!

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.

There is nothing better in this world to me than the voice of Damayantha Kuruppu.

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21 H. R. Jothipala

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.

Absolute king of sinhala music
Golden voice of silver screen

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!?

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24 Asanga Priyamantha Peiris

Greatest singer in srilankan history.

Amaradeva of our Generation!

25 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

26 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.

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27 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.

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!

28 Edward Jayakody
29 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!

30 Mervin Mihindukula
31 Gunadasa Kapuge

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

32 Ravindra Meegamarachchi

EDWARD JAYAKODY BEFORE RAVINDRA MEEGAMARACHCHI?! Give me a Break!

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!

33 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

34 Sanath Nandasiri
35 Abeywardhana Balasooriya
36 Lionel Ranwala
37 M.S. Fernando

I like him very much

He is the king of byla songs in srilanka.

38 Priya Suriyasena

Who is one of the best love singer in srilanka.

Best singer ever in Sri Lanka.

YOU LOOSERS! HE IS WAY BETTER THAN AJITH BANDARA!

39 Clewz

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

40 Dayarathna Ranathunga
41 Chinthy

Sokari revolutionized Sinhala songs. It stands along with Mata Koththuth one by Iraj & Rambari by Lahiru as the 3 Greatest Sri Lankan Songs ever written.

Sandapini, Mal horu, Kandam desa, Machan, tharumini, Mata suraloke and Kadappuli make a new era of sinhala pop music. He is one of my favourit singer.

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 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...

44 Mohideen Baig

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

45 Greshan Ananda
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 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.

48 Shelton Perera

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

49 Ananda Samarakoon
50 G.S.B. Rani

They are the successful singers in SRILANKA.

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