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Derana London Star - Chaminda Botheju

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2010 16:28 Written by Administrator Wednesday, 06 January 2010 12:55

CHAMINDA BOTEJU is one of the finalists preparing themselves to be whittled down over the coming months in the ‘Derana London Star’ talent competition. Derana London Star is an offshoot of the hugely popular Derana Dream Star talent competition held annually in Sri Lanka , another country gripped by music talent show fever. Following the format of the X Factor and the International Idol competitions in United Kingdom, the show has captured the imagination of Sri Lanka and has made stars of winners of the past several years.

Having gone through three separate auditions, this talented singer and musician from Nugegoda is all set to blaze a trail to the finals. What’s more, Chaminda is the archetypal TV talent show contest.

A gifted musician (he’s a qualified Tabla player), Chaminda tinkered with a musical path while in school, performing as part of a band at numerous events, before more pressing concerns led him to join the mercantile rat race. Having arrived in the UK nearly a decade ago, he has made his way from York to Lincolnshire to London as a finance specialist (even working for Her Majesty’s Court Service at one point).

He obtained his B.A (Hons) Business Management degree from University of Leeds (2004) and Masters of Business Administration from University of Lincoln (2007). He is member of Chartered Institute of Management (UK) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He is an old boy of St Johns College in Nugegoda and joint secretary of St John College OBA in United Kingdom.

The unveiling of the Derana London Star competition last year reignited Chaminda’s passion for music and he was one of the first to audition and sail through the initial rounds of the competition. You can see his performance on 6th of January 2010 on Derana TV at 9.30pm, Sky channel in United Kingdom and Neth TV in Europe, Middle East and rest of the countries. Please support this talented musician to become a DERANA LONDON STAR...


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