We are apologize for the inconvenience but you need to download
more modern browser in order to be able to browse our page

Download Safari
Download Safari
Download Chrome
Download Chrome
Download Firefox
Download Firefox
Download IE 10+
Download IE 10+

  • Sooriya

    A leading Sri Lankan record label that produced many popular hits from late 1960’s to the early 1980’s. The label is re-launched in 2016 with the motto of taking Sri Lankan entertainment global.  ... Read more

04
Jan
1959

Gerald and Dulcie Wickremesooriya started out in business as ‘The Children’s Bookshop’: trading of Children’s books

Read More
04
Feb
1959

Commenced trading of imported records. Children’s Bookshop was the first to import Beatles records to Sri Lanka. The first 125 records imported sold out on the first day itself.

Read More
05
May
1960

Sooriya label was established and the first two contracts signed with “The Moonstones”.

Read More
05
Jan
1968

Became the sole agents in Sri Lanka for Decca Ceylonese records and a licensee for local recordings on the Decca label.

Read More
05
Feb
1969

Commenced the weekly “Sooriya Show” on radio broadcasting on the English service of Ceylon Broadcasting Corporation.

Read More
30
Nov
1971

Sooriya’s entry into the foray of Sinhala classical & traditional music.

Read More
05
Jan
1972

Sooriya was the first to popularize pop music in the Tamil language.

Read More
05
Feb
1973

The first live show hosted on a floating stage: Sooriya Show at St. Joseph’s pool on March 10, 1974.

Read More
05
Mar
1974

1975

Sooriya’s entry to religious recordings: a sermon by the famous “Rev. Narada” recorded at the Vajirarama temple premises.

Read More
02
Aug
1975

1977

The first to release a double album in Sri Lanka: “Sa” by Victor Ratnayake

Read More
10
Sep
1977

Entered in to the foray of Cassettes.

Read More
07
Sep
1978

Sooriya introduced their first CD to the market

Read More
07
Sep
1995
07
Sep
2016
error: Content is protected !!