Claude & The Sensations - Noeline Mendis - City Of Colombo - A bright new constellation of stars has appeared over the Sri Lanka (Ceylon) pop scene Claude and the Sensations are equally adept with ballads Orientals baila or underground sounds. They are featured daily at the Mount Lavinia Hyatt Ceylon's popular tourist resort.
Vocal - Noeline Mendis
Claude Fernando - Leader & Organist
Upali Fernando - Drummer
Cedric Direkze - Bass Guitarist
Anil Samarawickrema - Guitarist
Shanti De Silva - Guitarist
This is the theme song from the 70s Sri Lankan film 'Kalu Diya Dahara'(A column of Black water).
Sung By : Sandra Edema & Nimal Mendis
Lyrics & Music : Nimal Mendis
Film is about colonial Sri Lanka, and the song is about the dignity of labour, and not just about wages but social justice too. Song became an instant hit since it's release in Sri Lanka and has now become an all time favourite in the Sri Lankan music scene.Song was also translated to Sinhala by late Karunaratne Abeysekera, sung by Neville Fernando.
Lyrics written in English by meastro Nimal Mendis with his own unique music style,one of the handful of Sri Lankans who made it to the BBC Television. Nimal has also provided with music for renowned film directors such as Dr.Lester James Pieris, Manik Sandrasagara, etc.