Ruchira Dissanayake Sri is a Sri Lankan singer and songwriter born on 07 December 1998 in Kandy. Ruchira Dissanayake is one of the most popular artists in the local music scene at present and this week, he took time off his busy schedule for a tête-à-tête with Major Maestro as part of The Sunday Morning Happinez. Ruchira was educated at Royal Colleges in Polonnaruwa after which he pursued engineering at the University of Peradeniya.

According to him, while he always had that spark for music, even since his childhood, he never had the intention to pursue a career in music. “I started playing the guitar after A/Ls with my friends and started making my own melodies and lyrics. My friends, workshops, and the internet were my music teachers. That’s how my musical journey began.”

Ruchira entered the mainstream music industry with his 2016 hit 81 PItuwa. The exquisite production is an amalgamation of classical and modern music. The alternative rock feel of the song is complemented by his flawless high-pitched vocals as well as the fusion of local drum beats and western synthesisers. “Pandama went viral, and I didn’t expect it. It became number one both on TV and radio charts concurrently. It has more than 2.5 million YouTube views so far. I get a lot of good feedback from people all around the world as well.”

An interesting fact about Ruchira is that he was a teen artist as well, releasing singles such as Jeewithe and Obe As. The young artist is also a very good dancer, a talent he showcased in his music videos back in the day. Ruchira just graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya with a degree in MBBS

He revealed that he is working on many projects, each different and unique from the other, as he wants to experiment, and that he will be releasing them in the near future.

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