The songs Katu Akule mal ahare and Mal pipei deneth arei can hardly be cast out of memory by anyone who has enjoyed the teledrama Amba Yahaluwo based on TB Illangarathne’s novel by the same name. All the songs in the drama including these two and much appreciated Sudu ath patawek, Ra wada muraya, Sina thotak, Mehev rate, Viyo wu pasuwayi, Ek pethi malak and Siyothune uthurin were written by Bandula Nanayakkarawasam, veteran lyricist and journalist who used to believe that radio artistes came into the wooden cabinet through the radio at his home to play songs for him when he was too young even to understand the meanings behind the songs.