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C.T. Fernando
සී. ටී. ප්‍රනාන්දු
1921 - 1977
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SUMMARY

C.T. Fernando සී. ටී. ප්‍රනාන්දු
Cyril Tudor Fernando
  • Birthday : 1921 January 28
  • Died : 1977 October 17
  • NATIONAL AWARDS

     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Deyyange Rate
    Actor
    1958
    2Gamperaliya
    Actor
    1963
    3Paara Walalu
    Actor
    1969
    4Nim Walalla
    Actor
    1970

    AS SONG CREW

    1Deyyange Rate
    • Vocalists - Hime Saman Devi Pihiten
    1958
    2Kavata Andare
    • Vocalists - Hondai Kale Apita
    • Vocalists - Madura Rasayen
    • Vocalists - Madu rasayen Sadi
    1960
    3Sobana Sitha
    • Song Writer - Yanne Enne
    1964
    4Chandiya
    • Vocalists - Maga hingana Kotath Unu Unu Bath Kanta Lebenawa
    • Vocalists - Unnath Dahayi Merunath Dahayi Mata Loke
    • Vocalists - Mangalam Jaya Mangalam
    • Vocalists - Sakal Sirin Piri Siri Lankawe ( Kawi Kolaya )
    1965
    5Saaravita
    • Vocalists - Laksha Ganan Wasthu Labi
    1965
    6Hathara Maha Nidhanaya
    • Vocalists - Eda Wela Gewanne
    • Vocalists - Sobanalu Kolamba
    1965
    7Sanda Nega Eddi
    • Vocalists - La Thana Nillai Galana Ellai
    1966
    8Hathara Kendare
    • Vocalists - Meeta Passe Bolai Rate
    1967
    9Kauda Hari
    • Vocalists - Adara Rella Mee Wadayaki Jeevithe
    1969
    10Paara Walalu
    • Vocalists - Vihilu Vihilu Mewa Harima
    1969
    11Mokada Une
    • Vocalists - Danno Danithi Api Kollo Thamai
    1969
    12Lasseta Kodiya
    • Vocalists - Mage Wedeth Hariya Nam
    1970
    13Penawa Neda
    • Vocalists - Sura Pura Wage Senakeliyak
    1970
    14Nim Walalla
    • Vocalists - Nisayuru Muthulel
    1970
    15Samanala Kumariyo
    • Vocalists - Nona Polla Sellama
    1971
    BIOGRAPHY

    Cyril Tudor Fernando (Sinhala: සිරිල් ටියුඩර් ප්රනාන්දු), known as C.T.Fernando (Sinhala: සී. ටී. ප්රනාන්දු) (January 28, 1921 – October 17, 1977), was a popular Sinhala singer in Sri Lanka. He entered music industry in the 1940s. He was praised by critics for the themes and wording of his songs like "Vana Bamaru," "Bilinda Nelwa Ukule" and "Rosa Male." His other popular songs include "Lo Ada Ninde", "Gile Male Tarawa" and "Mariya Mawu Kuse."

    Early life and Career
    C.T. was born in Kadalana, Moratuwa and educated at St. Mary's College, Nawalpitiya. As a student C.T. showed interest in the arts participating in school dramas and singing with the local church choir. C.T.Fernando often won prizes for elocution, singing and drama, including a gold medal of oratory. He was a chorister in his local parish church, and later became the choir master of A.R.P. Messenger service in Colombo between 1942 and 1965. He later joined the Grand Cabaret to entertain the troops involved in world war 2 and further developed his musical talents.

    In 1946, Fernando successfully auditioned for a position as grade one radio artist on Radio Ceylon. There he had his first popular song with "Pin Sindu Wanne," a plea to children to stop harming birds. The song was written by R. N. H. Perera.
     
     
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