The veteran athlete Ranjan Jayathilaka, representing Sri Lanka Singers’ Association won two gold medals in 400m and 800m events and also bagged two bronze medals in 100m and 200m events at the Sri Lanka Veterans Meet (75 Age Group) organized by the Sri Lanka Masters Athletic Association on December 11and 12, 2021 at the Sugathadasa International Stadium.
Ranjan worked as an Inspector of Police attached to the Criminal Records Division for several years. He has sung around 35 songs in his singing career and his song “Pol Kattata Watura Aran Muhuda Sodala Vigahata” was much popular hit in 90’s. This song has been included in the Teacher’s Handbook of Grade 5 scholarship since last year. Veteran singer Victor Ratnayake’s one of the popular songs ‘Ruwan Nidhana Hela Bimai’ was originally sung with Ranjan in 1967.
Ranjan is an old boy of St. Joseph’s College, Gampola and he started his sports career during his school days. He has participated in school games and obtained various victories.