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Panadura felicitates 'Master' on his birthday
'Master' in the Sri Lankan music scene, Dr. Premasiri Khemadasa will be felicitated on his birthday with a series of programmes in Panadura, his home town.

On January 25, Dr. Khemadasa's almar mater, St John's College which has produced a number of leading Sri Lankans in different fields like literature, theatre, music and even politics has organised a series of programmes to hononer this renowned musician. Surprisingly St John's College also celebrates its 130th anniversary on January 25.

Among the other renowned figures produced by St John's College are G. B. Malalasekara, Dr. Colvin R. de Silva, Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra, Lalith Athulathmudali and Leslie Gunawardena.

Opening the series of events, on January 25 morning a workshop on music and performing arts is organised with the participation of nearly 1000 school children around Panadura and Kalutara areas at Panadura Town Hall. The special felicitation for the musician who had reached international heights will begin at St John's College at 2.30 pm.

A special birthday gift will be given to 'Master' with the launching of the website '' to take his work and creations to the international scene. At the launching of the website at 6 pm at Namel Malani Punchi Theatre Borella, a number of directions of Khemadas' musical journey will be performed.


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