I also married a second time ... didn't learn music from father -- Lelum
Regarding the uproar that flared up in relation to singer Victor Ratnayaka, recently it was his son Lelum Ratnayaka who was most prominently involved and after the dialogue that ensued within society about his father he had this time admitted that he too had got married twice. He had also mentioned on that occasion that he learned music because of his father and that he did not glitter either. However he mentioned that the above-quoted ideas were stated by himnot because of any greediness for wealth and that he was bestowed with everything that his father inherited. Following is how he gave his ideas when interviewed by a radio channel:
"What I told was about my father and not about the singer called Victor Ratnayaka. Just as much as others, I still love that singer. I am not a person who plays casino; but attend clubs of some quality for the sake of music programmes. Father has finished giving us all that we wanted. So I don't want to take even a cent from him. Actually I am also a person who got married twice. In my earlier marriage because I couldn't get on living together, I dropped her. Later I got divorced. I then met someone who clicked with me and I married her. Now we are living a wonderful life. All the people are not hundred to hundred percent complete.
Really if someone says that I came to the limelight because of father ... it is false. I am a drummer. It wasn't father who taught me to play drums. He hasn't even taken me to watch concerts when I was small ... didn't even introduce Amaradeva Master. It was on the sly that I went to see concerts. But there can be music in our blood and veins. That skill may have dawned like that".
It is in the following manner that Lelum presented his skills by joining in a musical programme in Rupavahini at a time when there was no problem like this. At the programme he does not speak even a word about his father. It is as follows: