Last Updated : 02-09-2014 12:16

 

 
 

Iraj sued over ‘Mata Aloke Genadevi’

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Colombo Commercial High Court today issued summons on vocalist Iraj Weeraratne for allegedly violating the copyrights of the song ‘Mata Aloke Genadevi’ owned by award- winning film producer, director and accomplished lyricist the late Herbert M. Seneviratne.

High Court Judge Gamini Rohan Amerasekara issued notice for interim injunction to stop the song being reproduced without any lawful rights.

Filing legal action, the late songwriter’s wife Swarna Lakni Seneviratne and son Chinthana Mendis complained that their intellectual property rights have been violated by the defendant vocalist.

They demanded Rs.10 million as damages for reproducing the song without legal permission. Late Mr. Seneviratne had composed the song for the film ‘Aiyai Malli’. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

 
 

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# pramiya 2013-02-01 05:30
I request all journalist and media people to please follow up and report news items till end of storey without reporting for mere popularity and it will benefit and educate public
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# Indika 2013-02-01 05:30
stick to original songs man...
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-1+0 # human 2013-02-01 05:30
this kind of untalented so called "artists" with some money can do revolutions in music industry... we haven't heard any original song that his crew has sung... do u call him "vocalist" ? up to you to decide...
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# wala 2013-02-01 05:30
ohhhh no comments...
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-4+133 # Goodmaen 2013-02-01 13:02
Never try to get fame on others work. It's really painful when their people see it! (if the news is true)
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-2+7 # WALA 2013-02-02 08:58
what ever say this is very bad. Now people satar thinking like Chinese copy and modify. Any way rights belongs to the origin.
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-4+48 # MR 2013-02-01 13:04
gud for him......
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-4+82 # Casper 2013-02-01 13:06
Like it! You should have asked for permission dude.
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-6+56 # Gopi 2013-02-01 13:17
Get a life drunkard .........
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-92+38 # school boy 2013-02-01 13:34
ඉන්දියානු කාලවට යටවෙලා තිබුණ ලාංකාවේ සංගීත කාලවේ නව ඇරඹුමක් ලබාදුන් පුද්ගලයන් දෙතුන් දෙනා අතර ඉරාජ් ඉන්නෙ ප්රමුඛ තැනක. දෙසවනින් ඈත් වී ගිහින් කැලෑ වැදිච්ච සිංදුවක් තාරුණ්‍යයට නැවත අහන්න සලස්වල ඉරාජ් කළේ වැරැද්දක් නෙමෙයි. මමත් ඕක ඇහුවට පස්සෙ තමයි පරණ සිංදුව හොයල ඇහුවෙ. ඔය අයිතිය කියන අයගේ එකම බලාපොරොත්තුව මුදල්. අනෙක් විහිළුව නම් ඔය ගීතයෙ තනුව හින්දි එකක්. ඒක ඉරාජ් දැනගත්තෙත් ඉන්දියානු එම් ටීවී එකේ ඕක ප්ලේවුණාට පස්සෙ ඒක දැකල හින්දි ගීතයෙ අයිතිකරුවන් ඉරාජ්ට කතා කළාම. ඔවුන් සමඟ කතා කළාම ඉරාජ්ට ඔවුන් අවසර දී තිබෙනව මෙම ගීතයට. ඒත් ඕක මුලින්ම ඉන්දියාවෙන් හොරකම් කරපු ලංකාවේ එව්වොන්ට තමා ඉරාජ්ව හොරාවෙලා තියෙන්නෙ. ඔන්න ඔහොමයි ජාත්‍යන්තරය ජයගත් අපේ ලාංකිකයන්ට අපේ එව්වො සලකන්නේ. ලැජ්ජයි. අනික ඕය ගීතය රිලීස් වෙලත් අවුරුදු පහ හයකට වැඩී ඒත් ඔය නඩු දාන්න හදන එව්වුන්ට දැනුයි ඒක ඇහිල තියෙන්නෙ.
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-9+43 # Kondebendapucheena 2013-02-01 14:11
Bambuwa
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-16+2 # man 2013-02-01 21:23
u r completely correct bro........
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-56+45 # malkanthi 2013-02-01 13:36
This song has been in the air for a long time, why realized only now? Need for some finances??
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-34+31 # DHA 2013-02-01 13:40
Sued after so many years....????...why wait this long.....i guess this no was released sometime back......
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-5+52 # Yohan Perera 2013-02-01 13:42
Iraj, you are very talented. But remember talent alone is not enough. Add character into it and people will love you...
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-5+60 # SK 2013-02-01 14:28
I'm yet to see his singing talent though.. most often I just see him muttering something & wagging his fingers in songs
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-6+31 # ambaruwa 2013-02-01 14:18
copy karena eka thamai muge wada ibeme sinduwak hadanda ba ne munta mu kottu thamai danne
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-4+12 # weha 2013-02-01 20:22
He should sued for polluting the air waves :P :P
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-2+7 # regan 2013-02-01 21:14
The original is a hindi one ( Mera Chhota Sa - Nirupa Roy, Lata Mangeshkar. )
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-6+11 # pathma 2013-02-01 21:31
this man do not have a talent (referring to this number).He killed the song adding some foreign language voices just for nothing.
please do not kill the good old songs we have.
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-2+3 # Abbath 2013-02-02 10:39
Iraj was always talented at taking music from others and releasing them as his own...
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-0+0 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2013-02-03 16:31
"Dan ithin mata andura gena devi"
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