Victor Rathnayake

Victor Rathnayake

An innovative melodist, highly talented singer and well-respected musician, Victor Rathnayake is a gifted Sri Lankan artist. His craft is creative and unparallelled.

Victor converts poems to songs (Detholaga Sinaha), creates meloides only with two instruments (Podi Kumarihamiye) and transforms known tunes to produce a new melody (Sundarathwayen piri). He uses his colossal knowledge in Sinhalese language fluently to entice the audience with attractive presentations. Victor Rathnayake is a musician with multiple facets and a pioneer in changing the direction of Sri Lankan music towards a new avenue since 1960s.