Born on 5th December 1927 as Wannakuwaththa Waduge Don Albert Perera the musician W. D. Amaradeva is the best musician ever known to Sri Lanka. He was also a violinist and a composer.
Some of the awards he received are
Ramon Magsaysay Award,
Padma Sri Award,
Kala Keerthi Award,
Pandith W. D. Amaradeva died on 3rd November 2016