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Edward Jayakodi

Edward Jayakody (born 6 April 1952) in Kegalle, Sri Lanka is a Sri Lankan musician, singer and composer. Jayakody had directed the music for hundreds of Sinhala films and television serials; he has also composed many songs for children's programming ("Koppara Koppara").

Jayakody won the Swarna Sanka Award in 1987 for Best Male Singer for the film Gedara Budun Amma. He won Best Music Director in 1979 and 1980 for the plays Nidane and Aparadaya Saha Danduwama.

Early life

Jayakody was born Jayakody Arachchige Don Edward Timothy Jayakody, the sixth child of Don Raphial Jayakody and Victoria Jayakody on 6 April 1952 in Hettimulla, Kegalle, Sri Lanka. His family was Catholic. Jayakody received his early education at Bandaranaike Junior School, and received his secondary education at St. Mary's College of Kegalle. He joined the church choir while attending Bandaranaike and learned music while at St. Mary's, under teacher H. Samarapala.

Work in music

During the period from 1968 to 1976, Jayakody participated in the Maliban Guwan Thotilla and in amateur music programmes. He entered the Government College of Music in 1976 (presently the Faculty of Aesthetic Education of Kelaniya University) and during that time took part in music programmes conducted by popular musicians. At that time he started releasing cassettes and his career took off.

He was the music teacher at Nalanda College Colombo in mid 1980s. Jayakody's album Deduna Palama was released on April 6, 2003.

Personal life

Jayakody married singer Charitha Priyadarshani in 1991, and has a son Chandeepa Sharanath and a daughter Sharanya.

Some of the most popular tracks by Edward Jayakodi is added below for the referral.

Akeekaruda Obe Sithath - click here

Akuru Maki Naha - click here

Bindu Bindu Mal Wasse - click here

Dasamasak Kusale Dara - click here

Epa Sande Obe Sina Me Raye - click here

Gan Wathura Gala - click here

Hari Hambakarapu Dewal - click here

Kopara Kopara - click here

Landu Owiti - click here

Mage Kandulin Nimalu Mawathe - click here

Marambari - click here

Me Mal Yaye Ma Ha Ekweela - click here

Me Prema Katha - click here

Minisa Handata - click here

Neth Dahan - click here

Nil Nuwan - click here

Obe Ru Siriyen - click here

Pansale Palliye - click here

Raye Hama Aa - click here

Siri Yahane - click here

Wasanthaye Aga - click here

Yali Udawu Wasanthe - click here