Derana Music Video Awards 2012 held recently introduced a number of young new talents to the Sri Lankan music industry.
Best Music Video and Best Reggae Music Video were won by Iraj Weeraratne’s ‘Policiya’ while the Special Jury Award was won by Amila Galappaththi for ‘Kandulu’ by Kasun Kalhara and Best Hip Hop Music Video by Indika Wickramaratne for ‘Tuk Tuk’.
Romesh Sugathapala won the award for the Most Popular Music Video for ‘Digu Dasa Dutuwama’ which was held at The Blue Water, Wadduwa last night.
Nilan Maligaspe’s choreography for Nirosha Virajini’s ‘Piyanowa’ directed by Pradeep Darmadasa won the Best Choreography award. Ranidu ft RTS’s ‘I Got Ur No’ won the Best Sri Lankan English Video, . Clews’ ‘Tuk Tuk’ won the Best Sri Lankan Hip Hop Video.
Iraj Weeraratne’s ‘Lion Nation’ directed by Nilan Cooray won the Best Cricket Video while the Best International Collaboration was won by Ranidu ft Jakes’ ‘Megaththam’ directed by Sunthar Premkumar
The Best New Artiste was Mekalaa Gamage and the Best Alternative Video was won by Kasun Kalhara’s ‘Kandulu’ directed by Amila Galappatthi , the Best Sri Lankan Rock Video was Indrachapa Liyanage’s ‘Dasin’ directed by Muvindu Binoy.
The Best Sri Lankan Baila Video was awarded to Lanthra Perera’s ‘Mage Girl Friend’ and was directed by Prasad Ranasinghe while the Best Video Adaptation of a Movie Song was Udaya Darmawardana’s ‘Le Papillons Noir’s Film and the Best Sri Lankan Tamil Video was Sachith.
The Best Sri Lankan Rap Performance was by Krishan Maheson (Papare) while the Best Singer In a Dance Act was awarded to Dushyanth Weeraman’s ‘Dedunna Wage’ and the Best Sri Lankan Pop Video was bagged by Sun J. Bandara ‘Diamond Girl’ and directed by Dileepa P Solangaarachchi.
The Most Popular International Collaboration of the Year was won by B n S ft Asha Bhosle -Dedunna Sedi.