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Annesley Malawana


Annesley Malawana

Biography


Annesley Malawana or Malewana (Sinhala: ඇනස්ලි මාලේවන) started his musical journey from Ratnapura (his hometown) with Clarence Wijewardene. In 1966, they formed a group called the Moonstones. Annesley Malawana is an influential Sri Lankan musician.
Malewana was born in Ratnapura (a city in south-central Sri Lanka) and attended St. Joseph’s College in the capital city of Colombo. Upon leaving school, he met Clarence Wijewardena, and the two formed the group Moonstones. In the early 1960s, the Moonstones began performing songs composed by Wijewardena and sung by Malewana (their first hit was Mango Nanda – a song written about the maid who once worked at the home of Clarence’s wife in the early days of their relationship).





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