Samaraweera Mudalige Don Premakeerthi de Alwis was born as the second child of the family on 02nd June 1947 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He spent his childhood in Maradaana Railway Quarters, as his father was working at Ceylon Government Railway. He attended first Maligakanda Maha Vidyalaya and later Ananda Vidyalaya, where he compiled a magazine named “Anandaya” and was the co-editor of the newspaper “Dhamma Jayanthi” .

As a school boy, he joined as a script reader of childrens’ programs in Radio Ceylon at the age of 13 in 1961under his mentor and a veteran at that time in the field Karunarathne Abeysekara’s guidance.
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