Having studied Classical music from a young age, Amanda developed a deep appreciation for classical orchestral and choral music. She saw this same appreciation reflected in Srimal Weerasinghe and Vidhurinda Samaraweera, who approached her with the idea of founding a society for the promotion of Gustav Mahler’s music. Without a doubt as to the merit of the initiative, Amanda joined hands in co-founding the society in 2018 and embarked on a journey that has established a successful Orchestra and Chorus, that is pushing the boundaries of classical performance in Sri Lanka.
A pianist and vocalist herself, Amanda enjoys performance, however, chooses to pursue it as a hobby. Amanda, an alumnus of Methodist College, Colombo is also an exceptional academic. She is an undergraduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo studying for her Bachelor of Laws - LLB. She is well-known for her eloquent speeches and exceptional linguistic skills thus taking her up to the current position of the President of the Moot Court and Debating Society of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. In March 2020, Amanda was awarded the prestigious Gilbert Apollis Award for Best Speaker at the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law. She loves sharing her passion for debating with others. In December 2020, she became the debating coach of Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy. Amanda aspires to a career as an environmental lawyer.
A firm believer in youth-led initiatives, Amanda views the society as a representation of the future of classical music in Sri Lanka, growing and developing in the hands of the younger generation.