first song Sandakada Pahanaka, written by film actor Volly Nanayakkara and music by Victor Ratnayake
was for the film Matara Achchi directed by his
brother Sathischandra Edirisinghe.
In 1973, he
sang Vadakayaneni Obe Sitharaya under the music direction of P V Nandasiri which became an instant hit.He
was also a background vocalist for a number of popular sinhala films among which are Hulawali and Sri Madara He has received first class diploma from Bhathkande and became a classical artist of SLBC since 1975.He
passed first examination of Visharada from Horana Sri Pali in 1977.He
married Virendra Arachchige Dona Nandani Munasinghe in 1979.He
also advanced to Vishishta (Grade A) artist of SLBC
received Prasada Pranama from Mindada kala Khendraya of Univesity
of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1986.