Pearlbay Institute's leadership—Led by Ranga Dasanayake creating a inclusive community and a dynamic learning environment. 

Mission and Philosophy

The mission of Pearlbay Institute is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in Production/Engineering, as a career.

Vision and Strategy

As the times change, Pearlbay Institute perpetually reinvents itself. To be a leading South Asian Audio Engineering Institutes.


Our Story

As a leading audio recording studio and Pro Audio retailer, we are proud of our achievements, but what separates us from the crowd is our focus on the student, the future of our industry. That’s why we want to be the highest-rated independent Audio production and engineering schools in Sri Lanka.

We are passionate about what we do and about your journey in music, nurturing your creativity, enabling you to turn your dreams into reality and make you’re a competent professional who achieves success locally and internationally.

This is why we are introducing a most our practical learning on the Pearlbay’s Grand studio where you will have a hands on experience learning top gears including Audient’s 8024 Heritage Edition analog console taking you to indeed international standards of learning.

Ranga Dasanayake is our academic head, one of the best audio engineers and renowned composer, backed by Pearlbay’s unique management and delivery of service you are at the right place to start and progress your career in the music industry.

The journey to higher education and professional qualifications can be overwhelming for the prospective student as well as their family and supporters. With such an enormous amount of information available, it can be a daunting prospect. Therefore, Pearlbay has introduced various student benefits to help you from beginning to end of your studies with us.

Pearlbay is working with several UK partners to deliver Audio engineering degree in Sri Lanka and hope to announce our official partners in June 2021. Our only focus is to provide the best possible education parcelled to the UK standards.

We are also in discussion with UK professionals to participate in our monthly guest speakers, we are hoping to start these exciting learning opportunities once the COVID19 pandemic is settled and free travel allowed.

With state-of-the-art facilities, expert staff, and professional opportunities whilst you study, Pearlbay champions relevant and innovative training that equips you with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a perpetually evolving industry.

We have strong partnerships to support your study, which offer students opportunities to work with professionals in industry settings, network with peers or perform at professional events.

We also promote equal opportunities, fair playing field and accessibility, so we are implementing various guides and assistants to our students, and we like to listen to your feedback and suggestions. So if you have any concerns, suggestions and questions, please email to admin@pearlbay.edu.lk

Initially, we are conducting over 7 short courses, and we have planned up to 20 most comprehensive and advanced prospective academic programmes that you can count towards the entry to degree courses or exemption of the 1st year.

Hope you will enjoy our prospectus, and we look forward to welcoming you to Pearlbay Institute, the place where impossible becomes possible in the music industry.

Our Team

Chathura Masinha


Email: ceo@pearlbay.lk

Sureka Hewapathirana


Email: sh@pearlbay.lk

Ranga Dasanayake

Dean/Exam Officer

Email: dean@pearlbay.edu.lk

Tharindu Masinha

General Manager

Email: tm@pearlbay.lk

Jayasanka Gamage

Chief Engineer/Studio Manager

Email: jg@pearlbaymusic.com

Dylon Dodangoda

Brand/Marketing and IT Manager

Email: dylon@pearlbay.lk

Dr. Gayan Jinadasa

Head of Pearlbay Wellbeing

Email: wellbeing@pearlbay.edu.lk

Madhuka Jayamanna

Administrator/PA to COO


Janithaneth Wijesekara

AAC & Technical Assistant

Email: jw@pearlbayinstitute.com

Heshani Seneviratne


Email: hello@pearlbay.lk

Shashi Jayaweera

Accounts and Finance

Email: hello@pearlbaymusic.com

Kavindu Amarasinghe

Studio Coordinator

Email: hello@pearlbaymusic.com

Message From CEO

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page, and find about the institute, the future of Sri Lanka’s professional music education. I am humbly proud to have created one of the best creative spaces and state of the art educational and studio facilities in Sri Lanka with the help of my family, friends, and the exceptional team behind PearlbayMusic.

I take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment and passion for making this real and for their continued support. Our core values are to provide our students and service users with a creative, rigorous, sustainable and supporting environment where we deliver our teaching and services with an artistically ambitious, industry-focused and quality-driven way of thinking.Our progress will be built on principles such as exceptional learning, artistic discoveries, and collaborations.

We can only achieve this by the commitment to sustainability, team development and maintaining good facilities. We know the future is challenging, and we take it seriously. And we want to give you our strength to best prepare for the future challenges and focus on who to face challenges lie ahead.

My team and I will continue to maintain a place that offers our students exceptional learning experience, a center of creative discovery, embeds collaboration within the industry. I am confident that my team will inspire and support our students to achieve the best in life and make you a future international level professional.

It is my ambition that more marvellous turning point will happen at Pearlbay that make you a proud alumnus of Pearlbay Institute.

Best wishes!

Chathura Masinha

CEO Pearlbay

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