Tharindu Lakshan Widuranga is adamant that he will one day become a lawyer. His favourite subject is music and he loves playing cricket. His father left when he was a little boy, so he lives with his mother, who works in a banana plantation near their house. Tharindu ranks first in his class following the end-of-term examinations and also has an interest in art (below you can see the painting he did for the PEF Christmas card competition in 2009, in which he came third). A picture of him and his mother in their half-built house is also shown below. When we asked him about his favourite food he giggled and astounded everyone by announcing that it was not rice and curry but ice cream!