Dinushka Jayawickreme

Dinushka is a graduate of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and is presently working in the humanitarian field. She began singing at the age of six with the Merry Ann Singers, and was adjudged first runner-up in the Under 16 Solo Category, at the 58th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, UK in 2004. She was also awarded an honourable mention at the seventh Biennial Concerto Competition organized by the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka in the vocal category in 2006 for which she was trained by Soundarie David Rodrigo. Subsequently, she was featured as a soloist at the Young Soloists Concert organized by the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka in 2010.

She is a founder member and soloist of Soul Sounds. She was also the Assistant Director and Conductor of the Soul Sounds Academy Choir who competed at the 64th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, in the Senior Children’s Choir category in July 2010. She holds an ATCL Diploma in Singing Recital from Trinity College London and is a senior teacher at the Soul Sounds Academy. Dinushka is also an ardent theatre lover and is a member of the Workshop Players of Sri Lanka, directed by Jerome L. de Silva. 

“Music is food for the soul and it is through music that you can touch someone’s heart or even change their life. Being a part of Soul Sounds has provided me with many life experiences that I will cherish forever.”