The Sunday Times newspaper in Sri Lanka published an article on the 1960s Sri Lankan music group, the La Bambas. They mention Sri Lankan broadcaster Vernon Corea thanking him for helping them in numerous ways. Priya Peiris and his group have visited Vernon Corea when he lived at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens to ask for his advice and support. The music group, composed of Priya Peiris, Rolinson Ferdinando, Brian Fernando, Erinton Perera and Lasla Fernando. They were one of the first Sinhala groups to utilize a box guitar, and were popular in Sri Lanka during the late ‘1960s; their hits include “Cock-a-doodle-do”, “Nuwara Menikela”, “Himidiriye (Piyakaru Mala)” and “Lak Nadhee”.
Listen to clips of the La Bambas: