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Nimal Mendis
නිමල් මෙන්ඩිස්
1934 - 2015
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NATIONAL AWARDS

1Best Music Director
6th OCIC Award Ceremony 1979
Ahasin Polovata
2Best Music Director
9th Sarasaviya Awards - 1981
Ganga Addara
3Best Music Director
5th Presidential Award 1983
Yahalu Yeheli
4Best Music Director
12th Presidential Award 2000
Duwata Mawaka Misa
 
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AS CREW MEMBER

1Kolamba Sanniya
Music Director
1976
2Yahalu Yeheli
Music Director
1982
3Duwata Mawaka Misa
Music Director
1997
4Vaishnavee
Music Director
2018
BIOGRAPHY

Nimal Mendis (1934-2015) was a Sri Lankan singer and songwriter, and was one of a handful of Sri Lankan musicians to appear on the BBC television programme Top of the Pops (1968). Mendis was a longstanding member of the Performing Rights Society and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society of Great Britain.

Mendis was discovered in the late 1950s by Radio Ceylon, which dominated the airwaves in South Asia in the era. The station backed Mendis' songs from the outset, including "Kandyan Express", turning them into hits in South Asia: so much so that listeners from all over the Indian sub-continent wrote in to Radio Ceylon requesting his songs.

Mendis had been involved with music from his early childhood, and has lived for many years in London travelling often to Sri Lanka. He has also lived at Le Paradis in the Charente, the South West of France, for five years with his wife Ranjani. Mendis was married to Ranjani for 33 years until her death in 2010, and has one son, Paulmarie, with whom Mendis ran Mediaeye Productions.

The devastation of the 2004 tsunami moved Mendis, leading him to compose a song to aid the victims. This was recorded in Australia, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom, and was commended by the British Parliament in early day motion 638, sponsored by MP Linda Perham.
 
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