In a statement issued today, Sri Lankan singer Umara Sinhawansa addressed concerns regarding her rendition of the national anthem at the inauguration ceremony of LPL 2023 on July 30th. Sinhawansa expressed her deep love and pride for her Motherland and stated that she has always strived to uplift the image of her country in various ways, including through her singing.

During her performance of the national anthem, certain issues related to the pronunciation of specific words came to light, causing concerns among some viewers. In her statement, Sinhawansa clarified that she had no intention to distort the words of the national anthem or misrepresent any sentiments.

As a responsible artist, she acknowledged the significance of the national anthem and the emotions it holds for her fellow Sri Lankans. Understanding the sentiments of her people, Sinhawansa extended her heartfelt and sincere apology to anyone who may have been affected or offended by her performance.

Singer Umara Sinhawansa Apologizes for National Anthem Performance at LPL 2023 Inauguration