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Mithra Kapuge,..... Gunadasa Kapuge`s son

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 - 6:23 AM SL Time

Kapuge was born on August 7, 1945 either in the village of Miriswatte in the Galle District or in the tiny village of Thanabaddegama in Elpitiya. He was the second of eight children. He went to school until grade five at Karandeniya Central and later at Dharmasoka College in Ambalangoda, where he initially studied science before switching to music. In 1963, he left Haywood college of music, where he was studying at that time, to follow a degree course in India. In the late 1960s, Kapuge joined the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Kapuge released his first song `Daesa Nilupul Thema` in 1973, which became an instant hit. After, Kapuge was selected as a Grade `A` vocalist by the Radio Ceylon and started his three decade long music career. The First Stage Drama for which he provided back-ground music was `Thuranga Sanniya` by Sugathapala De Silva. Since then he provided background music for the highly popular musical `Tharawo Igilethi` by Lucien Bulathsinhala and several other popular dramas. His first movie back-ground music gig was for the Stanley Perera`s `Sandha.` He married Prema Withanage in 1978. In 1980, Kapuge released his first music cassette titled `Dhampatin Laa Sandha` with Malini Bulathsinhala. He released several cassettes during the 1980s, most of them selling very well. Among them were, Seethala Sandha Eliye (1981), Unmadha Sithuwam (1983), Mawathe Giithaya (1985), and Piya Satahan (1990).

Kapuge staged a one-man musical show titled `Kampana` during the 1990s and also released a cassette and CD with the same title. He died on April 3, 2003, at the age of 58, at the Colombo National Hospital, after sustaining critical injuries in a fall from the shuttle bus at Bandaranaike International Airport. He had been returning from a show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There was a delay in taking him to the hospital [1] which lead to a national inquiry.

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Piyal
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LK Information  27 Jul 2009 23:28:31 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Oh,.. BTW, above description is for someone doesn't know who Gunadasa Kapuge is,...
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for someone doesn't know who Gunadasa Kapuge is,...


Who is Gunadasa Kapuge, never heard of him???
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LK Information  28 Jul 2009 00:07:20 GMT  Report for Abuse  
He sound better than gunadasa kapuge
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Gunadasa Kapuge

Kapuge= Cotton house
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LK Information  28 Jul 2009 00:28:58 GMT  Report for Abuse  
FYI I HAVE heard of him and his songs!:))))...

Kapuge= Cotton house

batagama= cigarette village AKA moda village:)))where ML and Piyal are from LOL....ML and Piyal personally took part in the Kodi gaha ussana festival and they were also waiting for those escaped crabs:)))

Edited By - Spetsnaz1 - 28 Jul 2009 00:31:03 GMT
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batagama= cigarette village AKA moda village:)))where ML and Piyal are from LOL....ML and Piyal personally took part in the Kodi gaha ussana festival and they were also waiting for those escaped crabs:)))


What are you talking about ?
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What are you talking about ?

hmmm havent heard of those batagama people and their stories???:)))...there was a quite a popular story line related to Batagama in Gampaha district:)))
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Spets,
I have heard those stories. I know there were more, but cant remember.
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batagama= cigarette village AKA moda village

i think that is the village Thivya is born
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hmmm havent heard of those batagama people and their stories???:


i like to hear one or two......who are batagama people? is it like vedda people?

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