Namal Udugama (Sinhalese: නාමල් උඩුගම ;born 1967) is a Sri Lankan singer, composer and songwriter. One of the best popular artists in Sri Lanka, before the era of reality shows, he is regarded as a symbolic icon in modern Sri Lankan music industry. The health issues in 2014 made him to slow his singing career. Udugama recovered well from a successful liver transplant in mid-2015.
Udugama’s father is a businessman and his mother is a housewife. He has one brother, singer Sanath Udugama, and one sister. Udugama was educated at Thalathuoya Central college (හේවාහැට මද්ද්ය මහා විදුහල)in Kandy. At school, he played guitar and performed at school events, before joining a band in Kandy. Udugama moved to Colombo, where he began to release albums. He composed and performed the song “Samuganne na wen wanne na”; the song established his career in the Sri Lankan music industry. Udugama is married to actress Ruwanthi Mangala, and they have one daughter and one son.
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