Lilanka Botejue BA (Hons)

An English (Hons) graduate of the University of Colombo, Lilanka currently teaches (part time) A/L English Literature at Bishops College Colombo, and also works at Watawala Tea Ceylon as part of their Global Business Team, handling Training & Corporate Communications. Prior to this she worked at Dilmah Tea in Branding & Communications and the Centre for Policy Alternatives (a non-governmental organization) researching HIV/AIDS and trafficking of women.Lilanka is a Founder Member of Soul Sounds, and is one of the Senior Vocal Coaches at the Soul Sounds Academy, having started teaching with Soundarie over 8 years ago, since its inception. she also lectures in English Literature at the DETE Extension Courses of the University of Colombo.

Lilanka has completed her Grade 4 Vocal Classical Exam conducted by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and Grade 7 of the Trinity College of Music London, examinations. She has performed with Soul Sounds both in Sri Lanka and overseas at concert tours and competitions and has conducted the Academy choir at the Asian Choir Games in Indonesia in 2013 where they won two Gold diplomas and assisted in training them for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales in 2010.

For Lilanka, music is food for the soul and the place where her mind feels at peace and at home. She has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys sports, reading, the outdoors, performing arts, travelling and sociological aspects of life in general. Her favourite motto is “What is meant to be comes about of what one does”