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Young Generation of Sri Lankan Music

Updated on August 6, 2015

This is my first tread which is dedicated on Sri Lankan Music sector. Sri Lankan Music sector is one of very unique sector and Sri Lankan music has the major influence in Indian music. There are so many different styles and methods are use in Sinhala music. There are so many musicians are specialized in Classical, Hip hop, pop and other music types. In this hub I am much consider in Sri Lankan Hip hop and Pop style music’s. Most of youngsters are attract to this music style and most of artists are use this music’s style. Chinthi, Ashanthi, Romesh Lakshan, Chamika Siriwardhana, Shihan Mihiranga and Randhir are some young Sri Lankan singers who has greate potntaial and talent on Sri Lankan sinhala music.Apart of these sri Lankan Musicians there are so many talented artist who got the potential to rise up in to international levels.Here are some of hit musician who are specialized in Hip hop and Pop style.

Bathiya & Santhush (B&S)

Bhathiya and Santush most commonly known as B&S are the leader and pioneer of Sri Lankan Rap and R&B culture. Full name of Bhatiya and Santush are Bathiya Jayakody and Santhush Weeraman both of them were college friends. They create the industry in very beginning and after that they did several albums which were much successful in Sri Lanka and other countries. Bhathiya and Santhush represent the Sri Lankan music industry over one decade and the team of B&S is still the most successful Sri Lankan Rap and R&B artists.

Bathiya & Santush Poster

New Song of B&S

Iraj Weerarathna

Iraj Weeraratne is one Sinhalese R&B and hip hop artist and most famous music producer in Sri Lanka. Here are some famous Sinhala Music Videos of Iraj Weeraratne .Some of them are meet International standards too. He got much success through in his first music album call “Aloke”. He introduced different music style and his style is combination of Sri Lankan and Western music. He introduced unique music video style and most of his songs are hit songs in Sri Lankan major music chart list. He introduced in to music industry by the song of “Ahankara Nagare” and “Ran Ran Ran”. Those songs become the first Sri Lankan music video which ever Play in Indian chart show. He is also did some music to several Tamil songs in India and now he is becoming international artist by giving pride to Sri Lanka. Iraj Weerarathna got so many positive and negetive critics for his works and most of senior musician not agree with the hip hop culture which he introduced to Sri Lanka.

Picture of Iraj Weerarathna

Iraj New Music Video "Manamali"

Ranidu Lankage

Ranidu Lankage is another talented and popular singer in Sri Lanka. He is one of the popular Rnb and Hip hop artist in Sri Lanka. Most of his songs are based on Sinhalese Rnb Style and he is very talented artist which able to reach international level. He is good friend of Iraj and they were school friends. Apart form music he is graduate in Economics for Yale University currently working in USA. Most of his songs are super hit in Sri Lankan music charts and he is one of popular RnB icon in Sri Lanka. Without any doubt Ranidu Lankage is a really talent singer in Sri Lankan music industry.

Picture of Ranidu Lankage

Popular Music Video of Ranidu Lanka


Centigradz are another popular musical group in Sri Lanka who is much famous in Sinhalese music industry as Hiphop and Rnb band. Centigradz created by set of school friends of st Johns college of Nugegoda. They have very unique Sri Lankan music style and most of their songs are very popular among youngsters. Now the lead singer Udaya sri of this band quite and sing separately. Centigrade has very high reputation on the industry as as music group in the category of RNB and Hip hop.

Pictures of Centigradz

New music video of Centirgradz

There are lot of Hip hop and rap artist introduced to the Sri Lankan music industry in last decade and there are so many international standards songs created by young Sri Lankan musicians. I am plan to post update this hub according to the relevant details and add more Sri Lankan rap and hip hop artist in near future.I will plan to post another hubpages on Sri lankan R&B and Hip hop artist in future and I have give some music videos of this marvelous Sri Lankan artist.


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