Amaranath Ranatunga is a Sri Lankan contemporary guitarist and composer. He uses his own extended techniques in his compositions in creating a new wave in music. At present he is lecturing classical and contemporary guitar at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka for BA and MA degree programs. His third book 'New Wave for a Musician' is now available as an ebook and paperback published by Amazon.com. In addition to the three CDs he has published the other three albums 'Your Way', 'The Impact' and 'Another Journey' are now available on streaming platforms.

A video by CitizensConnect.
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My Latest 3rd Book.

Vocational Excellence Award.
Presented by Rotary Colombo Port City, at Sofia Colombo Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 8th May 2024 at 7.00 p.m.

My performance at the Vocational Excellence Award Presentation by Rotary Colombo Port City. At Sofia Colombo Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 8th May 2024 @ 7.00 p.m.

At Sofia Colombo City Hotel, Sri Lanka.
8th May 2024 @ 7.00 p.m.

My Latest video "Fiesta", recorded in Docklands, Melbourne Vic Australia.

'Tango, Rumba & Bularias'
Contemporary Guitar
By the students of Amaranath Guitar Academy.

LIVE on Rupavahini TV Colombo, Sri Lanka with some of my students at Amaranath Guitar Academy.
Feb.21st 2024 @ 8.00 a.m.

One of my LIVE CONCERT in Australia.
27, Chiders Street, Cranbourne. Dec.9th 2023.

MY NEW YEAR MESSAGE - 2024

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, 2023

Live Concert at Glenroy Library, Glenroy Vic Australia. Dec.15th 2023 @ 11.30 a.m.

Broadmaedows Library Concert, Vic. Australia. Dec.14th 2023 @ 6.30 p.m.

Live Concert at Glenroy Library, Glenroy, Vic. Australia. Dec.15th 2023 @ 11.30 a.m.

Concert at Broadmaedows Library, Vic Australia on Dec.14th 2023 @  6.30 p.m.

LIVE CONCERT with Australian Classical Guitarist at St John's Church Hall, Cranbourne Vic Australia on Dec.9th 2023 @ 7.30 p.m.

LIVE CONCERT with Australia Classical Guitarist Bernardo Soler.
Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Dec.9th 2023 @ 7.30 p.m.

Award of Excellence (Vishvaabinandana) for the Artist in Western Province and Organized by the Western Provincial Council in Nov. 2023 @ Western Province Aesthetic Resort, Colombo 7,Sri Lanka at 10.00 a.m.

My Latest (3rd) book Published by Amazon.com.

Solo performance at Senuri Grand Castello with my students, Devlapitiya, Sri Lanka.

Solo performance at Senuri Grand Castello, Devlapitiya, Sri Lanka @ 7.00 p.m.

Solo performance at the Literature Award Ceremony 2023 @ Gampaha Divisional Secretariat Auditorium. Nov.2nd 3.00 p.m. Sri Lanka.

My 3rd book, 'New Wave for a Musician', Published on 22nd Sep.2023 by Amazon.com (USA).

"Another Journey", my Live Concert at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Oct.12th 2023 with my students.

My Live Concert, " Another Journey".

My Latest (3rd) Book "New Wave for a Musician" Published by Amazon.com (USA). Now available as an eBook & Paperback.

"Glorious Concert", organized by Par Excellence Music Academy Nattandiya on the 15th July 2023 @ 4.00 & 7.00 p.m. with the students of Amaranath Guitar Academy at the Dammissara College Auditorium Nattandiya, Sri Lanka.

My performance with the students of Amaranath Guitar Academy on the 15th of July 2023.

Trinity college London.
Classical Guitar practical results of my students.
Nov.2021 to Nov.2022.
32 Candidates
26 Distinctions
04 Merits
02 Passes.

A video by Mindstudio, Department of Education, Sri Lanka.

Trinity Sri Lanka Top Scorers'Concert and Awards Ceremony. April 29th 2023 at Bishop College Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka @ 6.00 p.m. My students Chamodya Premarathna won two Top Scorer Awards for Classical Guitar Grade 7 and Grade 8 and she won the Special Award. Vishvaka Mallikaarachchi, Honourable Mention Winner for Classical Guitar Grade 7. Chamodya Performed "Recuerdos De La Alhambra" by Francisco Tarrega.

My student Chamodya Premarathna won two Top Scorer Awards for Trinity London Grade 7 & 8 and she is performing on the 29th April 2023 at Bishop College Auditorium Colombo, Sri Lanka @ 6.00 p.m.

Workshop for Classical and Flamenco Guitar, 5th April 2023- 9.00 a.m. @ Sampath Grandeur Luxury Hotel, Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka. Organized by Par Excellence Music Academy Nattandiya, Sri Lanka.

"Tango", a video by Mindstudio. Department of Education, Sri Lanka.

"Ada Derena Mornings", LIVE with Amaranath Ranatunga. 23rd Jan.2023.

Derena TV "Ada Derena Mornings" LIVE, 23rd Jan.2023 @ 9.30 a.m.

"The Time Effect"

Classical and Flamenco guitar MA degree program, with the students of 2023-2024 Batch @ the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2.2 Million Views
for my Video by Charana TV, Sri Lanka.

My New Year Message, 2023.

Solo Performance at Galadari Hotel (Salon Anthurium) Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dec.10th 2022 @ 8.00 p.m.

The Top Track in my Album "The Impact"

"Guitars in Concert" by the students of Amaranath Guitar Academy with Amaranath Ranatunga, Dec.7th 2022 at Home Library Auditorium, @3.00 p.m. Gampaha, Sri Lanka.

Propaganda video by TV Derana for "Guitars in Concert" - 6th Dec. 2022

My Solo Performance at "28th Quiz Nite", by Pharma Promotions Association @ Marino Beach Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka/ 27th Oct.2022 @ 6.00 p.m.

My Interview with EntreMusician, USA.
Talks about #music, #guitar, #compositions, #my carrier.
Aug.18th, 2022.

My LIVE Performance with Sessions on the 16th June 2022 @ 17.30 UK time.

ITN, "Wenasa" LIVE - 4th May 2022 @ 10.00 p.m.

A discussion on Guitar.

My LIVE Performance with Sessions on the 19th May 2022 @ 17.30 UK time.

ITN, "Wenasa", LIVE 4th May 2022 from 10.00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m.

I will perform LIVE on the 5th May 2022 @ 16.30 UK time & 22.00 Sri Lanka time with SESSIONS.

VAPA Television, Colombo Sri Lanka. Recording for two programs on the 25th April 2022.

37th Kalabushana Award Ceremony, on the 31st of March 2022.

This is the Highest Award of Excellence presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka for the Artist who have Rendered an Inestimable Service for the Art of Sri Lanka with their New Creations.

LIVE performance on the 24th March 2022 16:30 @ UK Time
sessionslive.com

LIVE performance on the 24th Feb 2022 16:30 @ UK Time
sessionslive.com

I am performing LIVE on the 18th Feb.2022 17:00 @ UK time.
bandcamp

How to be a Guitarist.

300 Artists from 50 Countries.
I am performing Live.

"TALK WITH CHATURA", 14th Jan.2022 on Derana TV Sri Lanka.

My New Year Message 2022.

300 Artists from 200 Countries. "LIVE".
I am performing on the 30th Dec.2021 @ 10.00.a.m. (Sri Lanka time) &
29th Dec.2021 @ 11.30.p.m. (UK time)

"Uda Ira", 12th Oct.2021 @ 8.00 a.m. Charana TV- Sri Lanka.

Charana TV - Sri Lanka.

"Pansilu Amawa", 2nd Oct.2021, @ 9.30 p.m. Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Recording for Charana TV, " Post Modern Guitar", with the Producer, Presenter and Coordinator - 22nd Sep.2021 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

My Latest (2nd) Album "The Impact". Now Available in iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tik Tok, Deezer & More.


 

My students at the "Interfaith Music Festival" (50 Guitars) on the 25th Feb.2012 @ Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Hotel California" by the students of Amaranath Guitar Academy.

Video for Mindstudio. (Ministry of Education) Shooting in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka. 26th June 2021.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, "Live" 23rd,June 2021, @ 7.30-9.00 p.m.

Four CD's published by me to promote Solo Guitar.

With the participants at the workshop for Classical and Flamenco Guitar for Wave Line Music Academy, Katuneriya, Sri Lanka on the 12th of April 2021.

A Video by the Students of "Amaranath Guitar Academy".

Solo Performance at the SDP Centre, Sri Lanka - 24th Jan.2021 @ 9.30. p.m.

My New Year Message - 2021

Two books written by me to promote Guitar and Guitar Performance in Sri Lanka.

Derana TV (Sri Lanka)
Presentation of my new video, Sigiriya - Brushstroke with Six Strings. Sep.10th 2020 @ 7.30 AM

ITN - TV (Live), Sri Lanka.
“Wenasa”, Aug.27th 2020 @ 10.00 to 12.00 p.m.

Live on ITN - TV, Sri Lanka “Wenasa”, 27th Aug.2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 p.m.

Global Live Concert on the 23rd May 2020 @ 6.00 p.m.

Global Live Concert.

(Global Live Concert)
Rupawahini - TV, Sri Lanka interview with Amaranath Ranatunga on the 22nd of May, 2020.

"Rupaanthara" my Latest Video about Flamenco Guitar.

Shraddha - TV, Sri Lanka on the 15th Mar. 2020 @ 3.30 p.m.

Recording at Suriya Village Colombo for Shraddha - TV, Sri Lanka with some graduates of Classical and Flamenco Guitar on the 11th of March 2020.

"Harmonious Expressions-2020" Solo Guitar Performance on the 19th Feb.@ Lionel Edirisinghe Theater at 6.30 p.m. in the University of Visual and Performing Arts Colombo 7. Sri Lanka.

With all the Performers
Andante to Allegro
Classical & Flamenco
"Guitars in Concert" Jan.29th.2020 3.30 p.m. at Lionel Edirisinghe Theater, University of Visual and Performing Arts Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

Four Guitars
Andante to Allegro
Classical & Flamenco
"Guitars in Concert" Jan.29th.2020 3.30 p.m. at Lionel Edirisinghe Theater, University of Visual and Performing Arts Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

Nine Guitars
Andante to Allegro
Classical & Flamenco
"Guitars in Concert" Jan.29th.2020 3.30 p.m. at Lionel Edirisinghe Theater, University of Visual and Performing Arts Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

Students of Classical and Flamenco Guitar in the University of Visual and Performing Arts, 2020. Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

My New Year Message - 2020

Solo Performance at the 2nd International Research Symposium on Dec.13th 2019,7.00 p.m. @ Mirage Colombo.

"RARE" postgraduate students of Classical and Flamenco Guitar and Amaranath Ranatunga Live in Concert at the University of Kelaniya on Dec.4th.2019 4.30 p.m.

Live Solo Guitar Performance at Kolonnava Balika Vidyalaya. 25th Oct. 2019 @ 7.00 p.m.

Live Solo Performance at Waters Edge, Colombo. 20th Oct.2019 @ 6.30 p.m.

Ceylon Today - Paper Article. Sep 13th 2019 Live Concert @ "Home Library"

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"Home Library" Concert on the 13th Sep.2019 @ 3.30 & 6.30 p.m. at 91, Church Road, Gampaha.

Solo Performance at "Blue Symphony" by Sagara Wijesinghe on the 31st Aug.2019 @ 3.00 p.m. at Algama Waterfalls.

Amaranath Live on Siyatha TV on the 15th June 2019 @ 8.30 a.m.

Solo performance in Nectar Garden at Loews Resorts in Coronado, California on the 1st of June 2019 @ 3.30 p.m.

At Melbourne Community FM Radio in VIC Australia on the 2nd of April 2019

Workshop for Classical and Flamenco Guitar for Chandima's students at Glen Waverley in VIC Australia on the 31st of March 2019.

Glenroy Library Concert VIC Australia on the 20th March 2019 @ 7.00 p.m.

Vishvavahini TV in Melbourne Australia on the 11th of March 2019 @ 3.30 p.m.

Performance at the Alvie Hall at Mount Waverley on the 10th March 2019 in Australia @ 4.30 p.m.

Solo Performance at the Function of SDP of Sri Lanka on the 23rd of Feb.2019 @ 8.00 p.m.

Performance at Concert "Avakasha" on the 26th Jan. 2019 @ 7.30 p.m. in Colombo.

Bangalore International Guitar Festival in 2015, with the Guitarists from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and India.

MY 1st Album - Your Way


 

First Sri Lankan to lecture the Classical, Flamenco and Contemporary Guitar in an university. and also the first Asian to developed a syllabus for Classical, Flamenco and Contemporary Guitar for four year BA degree. (Bachelor of Performing Arts) & Master of Arts (MA) Degree Programme in Classical & Flamenco Guitar.

He has published three books; 'Classical and Flamenco Guitar', with a CD in 2007, reprinted in 2015 and a musico-analytical book named 'Dawning of an Instrumentalist' published in 2014 and 'New Wave for a Musician', in Sep.2023.


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AWARDS

  1. Carey College Centenary Award of Excellence.
    For the excellent contribution made to popularize guitar.
    13th September. 2014.
  2. Kalabushana Award Winner.
    The highest award of excellence presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka.
    31st March 2022.
  3. Vishvaabenandana Award Winner.
    Presented by the Western Province Art & Cultural Department of Sri Lanka.
    For the excellent contribution for Art with innovation.
    22nd November 2023.
  4. Vocational Excellence Award.
    Presented by Rotary Colombo Port City Sri Lanka.
    For the outstanding contribution to classical & contemporary music of Sri Lanka and promoting the highest standards with the profession.
    8th May 2024.

Amaranath Guitar Academy


Conducts classical guitar classes for the London examinations from Grade 1 up to the Diplomas and in addition teaches flamenco and contemporary guitar.

Postgraduate students of Classical and Flamenco Guitar for Master of Music (MA) with Amaranath Ranatunga at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2019/2020 batch

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