|Sri Lankan Music Model|
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Western music had also had its influence in Sri Lanka. Western music with a slight classical touch was studied and performed in Sri Lanka after the British colonization in the country. Western music had its influence in the upper middle class families and among the pedagogues and students. It did not influence the folk lore group of farmers and cart drivers. The western music spread all over the country of Sri Lanka after performances and orchestra establishments.
Open Drama Theater gave rise to the recorded music culture in Sri Lanka. Recorded songs were telecasted in the radio and this spread Sinhala music to distant countries. Folk songs were also popularized and their style impressed the western countries. Several urban people started to learn folk lore to understand the culture and style of life in the ancient Sri Lanka.