Kiri Kodu Hithataකිරි කෝඩු හිතට

உயிராய் மொழியாய் உணர்வில் நிறைந்தாய்

Shyamalangan took the audience by storm with his masterpiece Kiri Kodu. He composed the song for a Church Youth Service and from there it took a commercial approach to it.

It's a simple tune. I used just four notes to compose the chorus lines. I wanted to do a song for everyone to sing. I guess the simplicity made it a huge success.

Supporting Artists

Nilar N. Cassim

>Nilar N. Cassim Nilar is an honors graduate in Sinhala language and a visiting lecturer at Sripali Mandapaya of the Colombo University. He is the Assistant Director for Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and a member of the State Music Panel.

Nirosha Virajini

Nirosha Virajini Nirosha Virajini is a Sri Lankan award-winning singer with a career spanning over 23 years. She has sung songs in Sinhalese, English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Japanese.

Trivia
Kiri Kodu is a sinhala commercial version of a Christian song 'Yesu Namam' composed by Shyamalangan in 1996.
Many female singers were auditioned before finalising Nirosha Virajini as her Tamil pronunciation was perfect.
Kiri Kodu lead melody comprises only four notes C, D, E F.

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Lyrics

  • කිරි කෝඩු හිතට ආල නුඹේ දෑස යාවුනා
    මගේ කෝල කමට ලෝල හැඟුම නුඹට පේවුනා
  • உயிராய் மொழியாய் உணர்வில் நிறைந்தாய்
    இதயம் முழுதும் இசையாய் இணைந்தாய்

  • සුපෙම් නුවන් විමසාවි රෑ දිවා
    ඔබ රූ අඳුන් දසුනින් දුරයි කියා
  • ஓராயிரம் விண்மீன்கள் கோர்த்து
    ஒரு முத்தமாய் உன் கன்னம் சேர்ப்பேன்
  • මතු මා පැතූ කිසිවක් නොවේ
    සැනසීම වේ ආදරේ

  • உன் புன்னகை என் ஸ்வாசமாகும்
    உன் பார்வையால் பெண்ணாகினேனே
  • ඔබ මේ පිදූ සේවනේම රැඳිලා
    මගේ ජීවිතේ නවතීවි පාසිනා
  • கண்ணாளனே உன்னோடு நான்
    கலந்திட வேண்டுமே

Credits

  • Composition & ArrangementShyamalangan
  • LyricsSinhala : Nilar N. Cassim
  • Tamil : Sajini Shabbir & Shyamalangan
  • Featured ArtistNirosha Virajini
  • VocalsBathiya and Santhush
  • HarmonyAshanthi De Alwis
  • Nevanthi Gunasekera
  • InstrumentsPiano & Strings : Shyamalangan
  • Flute : Nuwan Balasooriya
  • Acoustic Guitar : Nadeeka Jayawardene
  • Synth Bass : Mahesh Denipitiya
  • AudiographyMixed By : Shyamalangan
  • Recorded By : Shyamalangan
  • Recorded At : Sri Studio (Dubai), SaReGaMa (Colombo)
Shyamalangan
Nilar N. Cassim
Nirosha Virajini
Bathiya & Santhush