Sunil Ariyaratne and Rohana Weerasinghe leave Oscar due to clash with Bathiya and Santhush

Sunil Ariyaratne and Rohana Weerasinghe leave Oscar due to clash with Bathiya and Santhush

23 February 2021 05:49 pm

Veteran lyricist Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne and veteran musician Rohana Weerasinghe have decided to resign from the board of directors of Oscar, the leading organization representing many singers, musicians and songwriters in the field of music in Sri Lanka. They have recently submitted their resignation letter to the President of the Oscar Organization Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa.

The reason for the resignation was the use of a song written by Sunil Ariyaratne, composed by Rohana Weerasinghe for commercial purposes without permission. Bathiya Jayakody is also a Director of the Oscar Organization.