Bathiya & Santhush (BNS) are one of the biggest names in the Sri Lankan music industry who were pop/rap duo comprising of Bathiya Jayakody and Santhush Weeraman, who met while at Mary Anne David's school for singing in Colombo (training mainly under the categories of classical and show tunes). Since the inception in 1998, they have released six albums and had seven Sri Lankan number one singles. Bathiya & Santhush are one of the biggest musical acts to hit the Sri Lankan musical scene since the 1990s, mixing Sinhalese, Tamil and English lyrics in their originals, bringing out their contemporary style and revolutionising the music industry in Sri Lanka.
In 2008 BNS marked the end of their most successful concert series after over 150 performances "Neththara Live". This was replaced with a brand new concert series named "Shaheena" after their 2008 No. 1 single and the same titled promotional album for Lux.
Albums Vasanthaye ~ A New Beginning (1998) Life ~ Sahasraye Manusathkule (2000) Tharunyaye ~ The 3rd Album (2002) Neththara ~ Project 4 (2005) Hiripodha Wessa Chithrapatiye Geetha Samaga Hit Songs (2006) Res Vihidena Samanaliyak (Valentine's Day Promotional Album) (2007) Ayubowan (Namaste) (2007) Sri Lanka Cricket Anthem (Limited Edition) Shaheena (Promotional Album Distributed with LUX brand products - 2008) Lanka Matha (Limited Edition) The Dancing Star movie sound track - 2008 DVDs