Rahul Masakorala, aged 13, was conferred with a Diploma in Graphic Design by the INGRIN Institute of Printing and Graphics, at the recently concluded annual award ceremony of the institute.
Among the 600 recipients of certificates, diplomas and higher diplomas, Masakorala was the youngest student of INGRIN Institute to receive the diploma in Graphic Design with a distinction pass.
He was also the gold medal winner for the certificate course in Graphic Design which he concluded when he was 12 years of age.
INGRIN Institute is the premier institute for printing and graphics in Sri Lanka, which was established in 1997 by the then Trade Minister Kingsley T. Wickramaratne in association with the International Advertising Association, the Sri Lanka Association of Printers, Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging and Sri Lanka Export Development Board. INGRIN Institute conducts courses in association with the INGRIN Foundation in the Netherlands and is a well recognised global institution for graphics and printing. Rahul, who is a Year 9 student of Gateway College Colombo, joined the institute at the young age of 11 and he topped the batch in his first certificate course, which allowed the institute to offer him the chance to sit for the diploma.
Rahul, who is represented in the schools athletics team, has indicated that he would pursue to develop a career path in graphics/animation, and his dream is to work at Dreamworks in the USA and hopes that one day he will get a scholarship to do so. But his first intention is to do his O/Levels and A/Levels at Gateway College.