Educated at St. Bede's College and Siddhartha College, Badulla. At the age of ten, he wont the first prize at the first ever District Cultural Festival, singing the song "Parama Pujaniya woo Gandhi Mahatma" and received an award from the then Minister of Culture Hon. S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake.

He then joined the Uva Cultural Society as a child artist and also took part in stage plays as a senior student which was held to aid Pandit Amaradewa ( W.D. Albert Perera) to further his music career in Shaanthi Nikayathanaya in India.