By Kithsiri Senadeera
This song remembering Arhat Sangamitta Therani, was composed and sung in the ’60s. It was written by Mr. Reginald Alwis who was then a Teacher at the Buddhist Ladies College in Colombo 7 Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Mrs. Shanti Hyacinth Senadeera a past pupil of the same School and an Early Childhood Graduate Teacher has kept this song in memory and used it in her teaching profession in Pre-schools and the Dhamma School in Sydney, Australia.
Intending to conserve (සංරක්ෂණය) this masterpiece of lyrics and music for future generations, using her repertoire of music, she has produced a new soundtrack for this song. My special thanks to Miss Ishi Yogya Mahadurage for her beautiful singing and sincere thanks to my friend Dr. Cicil Fonseka for his excellent recording of this song.
View the video and listen to the song below. Please write your comments if possible.