All Schools Choir Festival and Competition - 2008'.
An annual event held in Jaffna, the main city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. This event, designed to encourage and promote young talent, is conducted annually to bring the youth to the fore and help them reach out to new opportunities.
Over 100 schools participate in this grand event. This year 'Ennada Manida' an inspirational song, with the song composed by the Composer Shyamalangan, was chosen from among many entries, to be sung by thousands of children on the day of the event. This choice by the sponsors from the North gave Shyamalangan a rare honor heralding a brilliant future for him.
Shyamalangan enters into the Sri Lankan Sinhalese listener's hearts with his 2 hit compositions 'Chandani Payala', 'Kiri Kodu Hithata', and 'Ape Gam Gode' amongst many music arrangements for other songs in the album.
'Kiri Kodu Hithata' and 'Chandani Payala' became a household hit among the Sinhalese music lovers. Every music station broadcasted the songs and became a famous ringtone in a very short period.
When I arrived at the Sri Lankan airport after a few months, I heard 'Kiri Kodu Hithata' as a ring tone in the terminal. I knew the simple melody would be a hit but didn't expect it that soon. I was glad hard work had reached the fans.
Shyamalangan strikes again with his new song 'Oba Na Adha' in B-N-S debut album "Vasanthaya". This song took the listeners by storm. The highlight of the song was the mastery exhibited by Shyamalangan in the Piano. The speed notes played in the piano added splendor to the song. Shyamalangan's knowledge in synthesizing and embedding technology into the music makes him the king arpeggiator.