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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 Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00
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 via DM Android App
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Indika Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00
stick to original songs man... via DM Android App
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human Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00
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... via DM Android App
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wala Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00
ohhhh no comments... via DM Android App
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Goodmaen Friday, 1 February 2013 07:32
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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WALA Saturday, 2 February 2013 03:28
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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MR Friday, 1 February 2013 07:34
gud for him......
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Casper Friday, 1 February 2013 07:36
Like it! You should have asked for permission dude.
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Gopi Friday, 1 February 2013 07:47
Get a life drunkard .........
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school boy Friday, 1 February 2013 08:04
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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Kondebendapucheena Friday, 1 February 2013 08:41
Bambuwa
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man Friday, 1 February 2013 15:53
u r completely correct bro........
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malkanthi Friday, 1 February 2013 08:06
This song has been in the air for a long time, why realized only now? Need for some finances??
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DHA Friday, 1 February 2013 08:10
Sued after so many years....????...why wait this long.....i guess this no was released sometime back......
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Yohan Perera Friday, 1 February 2013 08:12
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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SK Friday, 1 February 2013 08:58
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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ambaruwa Friday, 1 February 2013 08:48
copy karena eka thamai muge wada ibeme sinduwak hadanda ba ne munta mu kottu thamai danne
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weha Friday, 1 February 2013 14:52
He should sued for polluting the air waves :P :P
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regan Friday, 1 February 2013 15:44
The original is a hindi one ( Mera Chhota Sa - Nirupa Roy, Lata Mangeshkar. )
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pathma Friday, 1 February 2013 16:01
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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Abbath Saturday, 2 February 2013 05:09
Iraj was always talented at taking music from others and releasing them as his own...
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Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 3 February 2013 11:01
"Dan ithin mata andura gena devi"
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