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Youngest music director

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Emerson

A lyricist pens down his thoughts into words and turns them into verse. And it is the musician who gives life or birth to them by giving a beautiful tune. Hence a musician does a job of a 'gynaecologist'.

That's why his task is considered important. Thrishula Jinendrasinghe is a young talented musician who high hopes for the future. However, he is supposed to be the youngest music director in the electronic media field, as he is still an 18-year-old school boy.

Music is his forte... 'Lama Gee Sandawa', the children's musical programme on Rupavahini in which he has been working as the music director which is a rare opportunity for an 18-year-old like him would get. But he is lucky! And it's not only luck, but also inborn talent. Unlike many other TV channels , Rupavahini produces its own songs for children with novel tunes. And it was none other, than, but young Thrishula who composes unique melodies for them for the past 2 years.

"All the children who come to the programme are under 12 years. They bring the verses and I help them out in composing the tunes for them. It is interesting and I am a humble when they sing to my melodies. I hope to release a CD with 12 selected songs of 20 children in the future. But it will definitely be after my A/L exam," he smiles.

Thrishula is studying in Shripali Vidyalaya, Horana.

"I learnt the keyboard and the guitar. I studied the violin under Sudath Wickremasinghe, and did the Visharada part one exam, and hope to do the part two as well," he hopes.

Thrishula has already formed a music band with his bosom friends, Asiri, Samantha, Hasantha, Ruchira and Buddhima. "We call it 'Fun with Music'," he says. His favourite is 'Eagle', a USA band. 'Hotel California' of 'Eagle' is his favourite song out of all. "Music is an universal language. I love to blend Western and Eastern sequences together and compose a novel tune. But however when composing music for children," he says.

The teenage musician is a sportsman as well. He captained the school volleyball team once. "I won't say I have stopped all the extra curricular activities now, but they have diminished since I have to face the exam," says Thrishula.

The young musician is studying A/Ls in the Maths stream. "I want to be an engineer. People ask me why I selected Maths for my higher studies as many know I'm crazy over music. But I see no clash between Maths and music. Both are my favourites," says Thrishula.

He thanks his parents, his uncle Suranimal Jinendrasinghe, Mr.Lakshman N. Jayakody, Principal and Mr.Shantha Waidyasekara, class teacher of Shripali for the all the support and encouragement given to him through out his life.

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