This is a historical song from a historical movie.
Why historical movie?
`Ranmuthuduva` was the first Sinhala movie to be produced in colour, and it is the first movie that took Sinhala audience to wonder world of underwater. The story was entirely different from what movie goers have seen since then. One of the biggest productions of Sinhala cinema ever. Directed by (if I remember correctly) by Mike Wilson and produced by three friends Mike Wilson, Arthur C Clarke and cant remember the last name.
Why historical song?
It was the fist song by Narada Disasekera and Nanda Malini (sung when she was barely 12 years old) and first music direction by Amaradeva. Lyrics by Sri Chandraratana Manavasinghe. (I write these details by memory, and please free to correct if I miss anything.)
I was lucky to see this movie when I was young.
The full film no longer exists. This song might be from one of the existing reels.
More than a million people have watched this movie. It was a record in 1960s when the population of the country was about just ten million.