Veteran singer Victor Ratnayake is said to have sent legal notice recently to his sons Jayantha and Lelum. According to Jayantha Rathnayake who had revealed the information to a weekend newspaper the notice has now barred the duo from performing any songs of their father during concerts or other events.
A rift was created between them recently due to a family spat over the veteran singer remarrying at the age of 75.
“I don't think the ban will affect our careers,” he said adding that they had only sung their father's songs at certain events at the request of audience members. “We have not made a living out of our father's songs” he added.
According to Jayantha, however, his financial state has taken a major hit due to the rift between him and his father. While earlier he directed music at all concerts attended by Victor Rathnayake, the family feud meant that he was no longer hired as the music director at these events. “For 11 months I have not directed music at a concert,” he said.