Profile: It came as no surprise to many who knew him from a tender age, as Sanka Dineth De Silva transformed from your normal boy next-door to a singing sensation. With a love for music that ran hand in hand with a passion for creativity, his rise to stardom was inevitable.
School Life: Sanka's musical genius started to show during his early school years. He studied at Tissa Central College and then transferred to Panadura Sri Sumangala College. he was a member of the college western band and it was a common sight to see Sanka taking part in most of his college extracurricular activity as well as talent shows, promoting not only his musical talent and composing skills, but also his scholastic capabilities.
In a highly demanding educational environment during his advanced levels, he still managed to participate in school musical events. He was awarded the post of college music director without hesitation by his counterparts and teachers, who by this time knew of sanka as a versatile and endowed musical prodigy. Composing also brought the opportunity for Sanka to be part of the college orchestra. These two years proved to be vital in Sanka's musical life, and variation of music from all across the world, even as far as the discipline of opera. Soon after he left school, Sanka joined the band 'Drizzel' and played for many local function and events held in hotels and venues across the country.
Music Influences: sanka has been widely influences by artists of both spheres, ranging from Sri Lankan musicians such as Amarasiri Peris and kasun kalhara to western icons such as Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Ronan Keating And Bryan Adams. Sanka also favours a variety of musical genres from soft rock and Pop to Latin and Indian Music, mostly covering movie soundtracks. Sanka not only plays Guitar, but also Piano, Violin and Flute. His versatility shows not only in his talent, but also in his qualifications, with a diploma in vocal classic Bhatkhande Music.
Personal Life: Sanka’s tight knit family includes his father, a stores manager of a strength throughout the Sirasa Superstar Competition, an English Teacher in Kaluthara, and his younger sister, currently studying for her advanced levels.
“Oba Video”: his passion for creativity and experimenting that he owed something new and memorable to his millions of fans as a sign of gratitude for sticking by him and supporting him throughout the competition. His inspiration came in the form of the movie Sin City, based on high quality black and white graphics with colorization of specific subjects. Sanka knew that such a visual would be groundbreaking if shot and produced in Sri Lanka. His confidence made him work alongside ‘Guerilla Productions’ using the green screen technique, providing the chance for artificial background as well as other foreground element to be added later. His hard work and tireless effort did not go to waste, as the video became a huge hit among his fans and music lovers across the country. This Video also received an appreciation from a US Software Company under the ‘Special Effects’ category.
Other Work: Sanka has so far been involved in several commercials such as, cream soda and Maliban Cream Crackers. He has also been keeping track of his educational qualifications, and was selected for the Sri Lankan prize for LCCI advertising.
The next most eciting thing Sanka is looking forward to is the reception of his movie music directorial debut on ‘Nino Live’, A movie directed by Thisara Imbulana and produces by Indian movie producer Sahil Guptha which was nominated to the best music direction at 3rd Global film festival.
As his 2nd Movie Music debut “Colour” will be releasing at the end of june featuring many popular artists such as Kamal Addararachi,Udayanthi.
Sankranthi : Sanka’s newest album takes on the most basic foundation of all human emotions, Love, Even though only a lucky few live to experience true love, there was, or will be amoment in each and every personal’s life where they feel drowned by the depth of this feeling. For sanka, it was imperative to show his fans both shades of love, the light and dark. The moment when one realizes the end of a relationship, fear looms. Many wonder if they will ever find love again. Most eventually move on, but some descend to darkness. Sanka based his songs, ranging from pop and rock to classical and opera, on this daring subject of what darkness love can bring within a short period of time. The journey a man takes from the time of loss, to the realization of new hope and new life. The journey one can chose to make alone, or not make at all. The journey from a vacuum world, to one filled with eternity. The journey Sanka wants you his fans to take him. The journey... Sankranthi... of Love…
Songs by Sanka Dineth
Numba Mage Kiya
Susumin Weli (Tum Hi Ho - Aashiqui 2 Cover Version)
Wadak Na (Irata Hathammai)