Raaya has been a member of Soul Sounds since she was 12, having been recruited in 2006. A past pupil of St. Bridget’s Convent, Raaya was involved in several extra-curricular activities in school including drama, choir, debating, public speaking and several social service projects through her Interact Club. She took on several leadership roles in school in the many activities she was a part of. This included being appointed Deputy Head Prefect of St. Bridget’s Convent in 2012.
Raaya is currently a final year student at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. She enjoys public speaking and has been a member of several teams representing the Faculty of Law at international debating and mooting tournaments since 2015. Having also graduated with an LL.B from the University of London, International Programmes in 2016, Raaya hopes to use her degrees to work in the areas of environmental law, administrative law,international law, human rights law and policy. Additionally, she believes her interest in social service, environmental issues and photography, will lead her to work with many organizations that carry out projects in these particular fields.
‘Music is something that connects even the most different people. Music is my form of escape from any stress or adversity that comes my way. Soul Sounds has become such an important and crucial part of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to perform for so many different causes in so many parts of world with the girls. Not only have I learned more about music, but I’ve also made some of the greatest friends. The experiences and challenges we have faced as a choir, have made me a more mature person. It is a blessing to be part of what I consider a wonderful family’.