Kalinga Weerakkody

Kalinga Weerakkody started his professional musical career in late 1997 by recording songs with music directed by veteran music director late Lal Thenabadu. Kalinga states that he chose Lal, a veteran in Sri Lankan group music, to direct his songs to create music in an innovative style, with the intension of creating his own style of singing. He is also thankful to his mentor in music, vocalist Nihal Nelson.

To date, Kalinga has sung many songs, which include duets with "the Father of Sri Lankan Group Music" Noel Ranasinghe and Nihal Nelson. He has written several songs and created melodies for his own composions. Kalinga, a former student of Royal College, Colombo (1982-1995), started his professional journalistic career in The Island newspaper (1998-2004). Kalinga is hoping to release a CD in near future.

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