Nimal Mendis composes Tsunami Song for tsunami victims in Sri Lanka

Following the destruction and horror of the Tsumani that struck Sri Lanka, Sri
Lankan musician Nimal
Mendis composed a new song. It is based on the unprecedented sadness that the
entire island of Sri Lanka is experiencing. The song will be translated into
Sinhala and also to Tamil. Nimal Mendis is seeking sponsorship for a recording of
this song by an organization such as Band Aid, which was carried out by British
artists, that collected a huge sum of money for charity. He does not want
tanything for the song. Money collected should be sent to the President’s fund

Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka – The President’s Fund Details:Name of the Account : “ President’s Fund for Disaster Relief”
Bank : People’s Bank- Head Quarters Branch
Account Number : 204 100 190 136245
Type of the Account : Current Account
Swift Code : PSBKLKLX
Sort Cord : 204-7135
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The composition by Nimal Mendis:

1st Verse

Oh see the foam

The foam-crested wave

Everyone is dying

No one to save

Rising terror thirty feet

Crashing on the shore

Rolling horror on the land

Destroying door to door

Did you need the tsunami

To leave war behind

To come together

Love each other

My child I cannot find.


Tsunami Tsunami

Can I forget this day

My hand has lost its grip

My child is washed away

Tsunami Tsunami

From the bottom of the quake

Why have you done this?

Hundreds and thousands to take

The sea speaks to you man

The sea speaks to you

I’m cleansing your sins man

And all of your motherland.

2nd Verse

I was watching the sea gull

Diving for the fish

It caught the swimming eel

Out of the deep

I remembered the bullet

Past my ear with a swish

I grabbed my child, saved ourselves

With one mighty leap.

Give me an answer

You transgressed the law

What is in your mind now

My child is no more.


(Words and Music by Nimal Mendis).

Nimal Mendis is one of Sri Lanka’s outstanding singer/songwriters. He is a
composer with dual nationality of Sri Lanka and Britain.

At present Nimal Mendis is living in France. He had 22 songs recorded in Britain
in the sixties and appeared on the popular TV show “Top of the Pops ” in 1968
with his own song ” Feel like a Clown “. It was with his singing partner Sandra
Edema as Ranee and Raj. It was a guest appearance. He is one of a handful of Sri Lankan artistes ever to have made it to the BBC’s
‘Top of the Pops’ television program in its heyday in the Swinging Sixties.

Nimal Mendis was ‘discovered’ by Radio Ceylon when the station ruled the
airwaves in the late 1950s and 1960s. They plugged his songs like ‘Kandyan
Express’ making him a star in South Asia.

One of his songs ” Master Sir ” has been a popular song in Sri Lanka for many
years. He also wrote ” Ganga Addara ” for the late Vijaya Kumaratunge, the Sri
Lankan President’s husband who was assassinated in 1988 . He has written these
and many other popular film songs for our country’s foremost filmmakers Lester
and Sumitra Pieris ‘s . The two songs mentioned are still played often in Sri

To contact Nimal Mendis: Tel: +33 5 45 65 17 66

His son ( Paulmarie Mendis ) contact details: in London. Tel: ( 0044 ) 207 272
5748 –

In Sri Lanka – Varadatta Aravinda –

mobile: Tel: ( 00941 ) (0) 777 749420

See the Tsunami Information site for further details: