Sri Lanka born star Alston Koch, now living in Australia, has released a song simply called Murali, dedicated to Sri Lanka’s World Champion Cricket Bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Alston has been a leading Sri Lankan musician since the 1960s.He has performed with some of the major Sri Lankan groups in the 1960s and 1970s. His hits were played on the airwaves of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Koch performed at all the well known night clubs in Ceylon including the Coconut Grove in Colombo. He has also performed on MTV in Singapore and on Australian Television.Alston Koch was invited for a special performance in the evening at the symposium for H.E The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffry AC CVO MC. Alston Koch, with triple accredited A.R.I.A awards and 2 Platinum awards in Australia amongst other International Awards, performed with the Symphony Orchestra on 2nd November 2007 at The Rendevous Hotel at 328 Flinders Street in Melbourne, Australia.
Alston Koch is a friend of Sri Lanka’s star spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan who recently swept aside Australian Shane Warne’s world record of 708 wickets. Murali is now the World Champion – he could well break the 1,000 wicket record. He is known as the ‘King of Spin’ and is on top of the world with Sri Lankan cricket. Murali broke the world record against the England cricket team who are currently playing a 3 test match series on the island.
Murali has personally endorsed Alston Koch’s song. This is the first ever song on the Sri Lankan cricket star.