Namal udugama ( born on 1967),is a Sri Lankan singer, composer and songwriter.He is regarded by Sri Lankan music history as one of the most popular artists ever on Sri Lanka, and being the “Dream Boy” of Sri Lankan youth until reality shows came into the country.
He studied at Thalathuoya National School, Kandy. His father is a businessman, and mother is a housewife. He has one bother and one sister. His brother, Sanath Udugama also a singer.
When in school, he used to play guitar and also make stage performances within the school for various functions held. But he didn’t get much exposure to be a popular icon in the school. After school life he was joined to a musical band at Kandy. Soon after, he went Colombo and started to make music albums. He sang his first song composed by his own “Samuganne na wen wanne na”, the song gets its maximum popularity by making an exact path to Sri Lankan music industry. He married to Sri Lankan actress Ruwanthi Mangala and now he has one son and one daughter.
On February 2015, Udugama was severely ill due to liver failure conditions, probably cirrhosis and attended to the intensive care unit of the hospital. His wife announced that he needs A-negative blood type for the immediate cure. He underwent four operations, up to date he is still not well. After few days, there were misleading news saying that he was dead. He was treated in India for liver transplant for few weeks. He returned to Sri Lanka with a successful transplant.
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