Premasiri Khemadasa is most renowned creator of Sri Lankan music industry.
Dr. Premasiri Khemadasa conjointly referred to as “Khemadasa Master” was a Sri Lankan music musician. Exploring the varied types of music round the world Khemadasa endeavoured to develop a singular form of music. He combined Sinhala folks tunes, Hindustani music, Western music and lots of different streams of music in his compositions whereas adapting them to suit up to date music.
Khemadasa’s debut as a movie musician came with Sirisena Wimalaweera’s Roddie Kella. together with his score for Bambaru Ewith he introduced a method of music unfamiliar to Sri Lankan cinema. He then began collaborating with acclaimed director Lester James Peries handling the music for films like Golu Hadawatha and Nidhanaya.
He conjointly contributed to stage dramas like Jayantha Chandrasiri’s Mora, Ath, and Dharmasiri Bandaranayake’s Makarakshaya and Dhawala bheeshana.
Premasiri Khemadasa is that the solely famed Sri Lankan musician who practiced and created opera. He incorporates a giant cluster of scholars several of whom were derived from rural milieus and trained for activity in his operas. His renowned operas embody Manasawila, Doramandalawa and Sondura Varnadasi.