Let’s save Ruwan Show on Sunday

Published : 9:00 am  June 29, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 


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Talented musician Mahesh Denipitiya and a host of popular singing stars are joining hands to hold a commendable musical event to save the life of brilliantly talented violinist Ruwan Weerasekara who has mesmerized the masses with his unique, wonderful tunes.


Ruwan who simply made his violin sing and soothe the hearts of music lovers, is today struggling for life in a hospital intensive care unit after he fell ill suddenly.

The show titled Ruwan Wenuwen due to be held on Sunday July 5 at 7 pm at the Maharagama Youth Centre aims at raising funds to save Ruwan’s life.

T. M. Jayaratne, Sunil and Piyal Perera, Uresha Ravihari, mariazelle Gunathilake, Edward Jayakody, Charitha Priyadarshani, Rukshan Perera, Keerthi Pasqual, Chitra Chity Somapala, Bathiya and Santhush, Nirosha Virajini, Shihan Mihiranga, Umaria, Lahiru Perera, Jananath Warakagoda, Anura Senanayake, Athma Liyanage, Kasun Kalhara, Rajitha Rupasinghe and several others will take part in this event backed by the orchestra of Mahesh Denipitiya. Kelum Srimal will anchor the show.

The Channa Upuli Dance Troupe, Naadro and Ravibandu Vidyapathi will also contribute to the event.

Ruwan, an old boy of Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa and the eldest in a family of three, was chosen to represent Sri Lanka as a flutist in the Pioneer Camp  (known as Lama Purogaameenge Nagaraya )  in Russia when he was 15.

At the age of 18, he passed the music visharad exam (violin) under guru Somasiri Illesinghe at the Bhathkande University in India and later obtained an MSc in Economics at DONESK UNIVERSITY.

He also studied Western Music and the Violin in  Ukraine under a famous Russian violinist  for more than 10 years.

Ruwan is perhaps the only Sri Lankan to  perform at the prestigious Bolshoi Opera Hall as  a member of the  Donesk National Opera and Drama  society in Ukraine from 1996 to 1999.

Having returned to Sri Lanka in 2000 he showcased his inimitable feat as a violinist in several fusion concerts, television programmes and other events.

In 2006 he became a household name with his violin performance with Mahesh Denipitiya’s group in the first ever Reality TV ‘Sirasa Super Star Season 1’ in which he displayed exceptional skills with the famous electric violin  for the first time  and since then has  been a prominent member in the Band Mahesh Denipitiya and Friends’  Fusion ( MaFF)  for the past 9 years.

The multi-talented Ruwan can also  sing and play Russian, Spanish, South and North Indian, Arabic Songs, and is equally strong in classical, jazz, Latin, Dance and pop music.