Iraj Weeraratne - Young Sri Lankan Music Symbol

Iraj Weeraratne
born February 21,1981, is a Sri Lankan music producer based in Colombo, known for his involvement in the island's new generation music scene.

He has had a number of singles at number 1 in Sri Lanka and his debut album Iraj also reached number 1, having sold 100,000 copies in four weeks. His music has drawn on the recent interest in hip hop in Sri Lanka, blended with a wide range of other local and international musical styles.

Following the success of his singles Ill Noize and Ahankara Nagare both in Sri Lanka and in European Asian charts, his next hit J Town Story, about the hopes and despair of a young boy from the war-torn city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, broke through to the South Indian Tamil market. Going beyond this to the wider Indian market, his hit with Ranidu Ahankara Nagare was featured in Hom Records' Asian Flava Vol 01 album and the video was played on both MTV India and Channel V.

He has his own show on the Sinhala radio station Y FM entitled Hip Hop Party with Iraj on Fridays from 8.00pm to 10.00pm and a clothing brand I Wear.