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Milton Perera


Milton Perera

Biography


J. A. Milton Perera (1938– October 24, 1991) was a leading playback singer of Sri Lankan cinema during the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1940, Milton sang his first song for Radio Ceylon, “Alehi Bendi Jeewitha”. It was written by Aloy Gunawardena around a Mohamed Sally melody. He subsequently had several popular songs on the radio, “Podi Kale Api Denna,” “Oba Wewa Wewa Pahana Mage”, “Sikuru liya Komala liya” and “Kalyaniye.”
Milton debut to playback singing came with a song on Kurulu Bedda (1961). In his 30 year career in the field, he provided his voice to actors like Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Tony Ranasinghe, Vijaya Kumaratunga, Ananda Jayaratne, D. R. Nanayakkara, Anthony C. Perera and Stanley Perera in such films as Adata Wediya Heta Hondai, Dheewarayo, Yatagiya Dawasa, Allapu Gedara, Bicycle Hora, Daru Duka, Sarawita, Ataweni Pudumaya, Chandiya and Deiyange Theenduwa.





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