Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe


Lalith Mendis

Lanka Babu

Lalith Mendis was from Sri Lanka.

Officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the country was known as Ceylon before 1972. Sri Lanka is an island nation in South Asia, located less than 20 miles off the southern coast of India. It is home to around twenty million people.

Because of its location in the path of major sea routes, Sri Lanka is a strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia, and has been a center of Buddhist religion and culture from ancient times. Today, the country is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation, with more than a quarter of the population following faiths other than Buddhism, notably Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The Sinhalese community forms the majority of the population, with Tamils, who are concentrated in the north and east of the island, forming the largest ethnic minority. Other communities include the Muslim Moors and Malays and the Burghers.

I have been unable to find any information about Lalith Mendis. He may have been related to Maxwell Mendis (who produced this single) and may have been in the Mendis Foursome. If you know anything about him please contact me.

Catalog number O.M.E. 2024 on Gemtone. No other information available.

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What year is this from? I wonder why “Lanka Babu” is in Hindi. Maxwell Mendis is a pretty popular Baila singer. His biggest hit is “Mama Bohoma Bayawuna” about a ghostly encounter.

Comment by Upendra Samaranayake

Wow, I was just running through the entries from recent to last and this cut started and, wow! whatta song. Great blog, everything’s fantastic sounding and good reading. Keep it up.

Dan Willems/Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Comment by Dan Willems

what’a catchy tune..awesome song! cool songwriting style! how come this did’nt popular? thanks for posting!!

Comment by prashant,bangalore

Translation: My heart is filled with love, I’m Lanka Babu, Take me with you, I’m the loving Lanka Babu.. Your lovely gaze, fill my heart with love, Delhi and Bombay my mind resides, Kashmir and Bangalore don’t do it for my heart, Look, I’ll tell you how, This is my heart singing, Listen my love etc..

Comment by Upendra Samaranayake




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