Veteran Sri Lankan singer and entertainer Desmond de Silva has died on the age of 77 in Melbourne, Australia.
He reportedly died of a sudden coronary heart assault. Referred to as the “King of Baila”, the legendary singer was born in Matala in 1944 and began his pop profession in 1963 because the lead singer of Hearth-Flies.
He additionally carried out with main Sri Lankan pop teams – “Spitfires”, “Gabo and the Breakaways” and “Jetliners”.
In 1976, he determined to type his personal band “Desmond and the Clan” to carry out in varied Southeast Asian international locations together with the Maldives.
Desmond, identified for his common renditions of Sri Lanka’s “Bella” music, celebrated 40 years in present enterprise in 2019.
He has a collection of baila hits together with: “Polkatu Hande”, “Yaman Bando (Wally Bastiansz)”, “Chuda Manike”, “Mamma No”, “Miss Sri Lanka”, “Hai Hui child Achchi (Wally Bastiansz), ” Rajasangabo”Komali Pane’, and common recordings of nameless baila songs.
He’s additionally identified for his varied “celebration time” continuous Bella music.
He has carried out in main cities all over the world together with Los Angeles, New York, London, Auckland, Dubai, Bahrain, New Delhi, Singapore and Melbourne, the place he has lived for the previous few years.