Rookantha Chandralekha Live at Stadium
It has been four years since they left the country, four years since
the sounds of their voices have been heard and more than four years for
them to have a live performance to show their fans how much they mean to
the most unforgettable singing duo.
Rookantha and Chandralekha are names which are not strange to
people’s ears. The duo is back from their four-year stay in the US to
give their fans a one night’s special show ‘Rookantha Chandralekha Live
@ Stadium’, on August 14 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium from 7pm.
“It was four years ago that we left this island keeping in mind so
many ideas, we didn’t know when we were going to come back as we just
left and only a few people knew about it,” Rookantha said.
“I’m glad its not the country we left four years ago. There is hope
for people and so many things have changed even the way of thinking. I’m
grateful as a citizen and a lover of this country to the leadership of
the country as well as all the sons and daughters who fought for peace
and achieved it.”
There is lot of hope for music, artists, tourism and so many other
aspects, Rookantha added.
The event will be organized by S3 Entertainment and Event Management
Company, headed by Sangeetha Weeraratne, Sherine Kumaratunga and
Sudharma Nethithikumara. The whole idea of holding a concert was because
of Sherine, as they kept in constant touch with her. She had told them
about the fact that they wanted to organize a show and that they would
like them to perform and all.
“We wanted to do something with a change as we believe we can live
peacefully with people”, Sangeetha Weerarathna said.
“We were wondering who we were going to do our first show with and
then we thought about Rookantha, about his music, lyrics and everything
else. We thought we should invite them back here after four years of no
news from them in this country and they readily accepted it. There are
lots of young musicians following Rookantha’s style of music and look up
to his as their idol.”
The final concert in Sri Lanka the duo had was in 2005 and soon after
that they left the country with their family. After four years they will
perform 25 of their most famous songs with two new additions as well on
the stage. These two additions are none other than their daughters, who
both have an amazing voice (hear to believe it).
Raini Charuka, the eldest and Windy will perform for the first time
onstage along with their mum and dad with the accompaniment of Channa
Wijewardena and his crew. This will be the teams first ever live
All proceeds of this concert will go to Jeevan Kumaratunga Fund,
which will extend special financial assistance towards a housing project
in the Dehiwela, Mount Lavinia and Moratuwa area in an effort to provide
families of soldiers who laid down their lives during a three decade
long ethnic war.