Former Minister S. B. Dissanayake`s second son, Taraka Dissanayake, who was notorious for getting involved in brawls in casinos and night clubs in Colombo, has turned over a new leaf after he was packed off to Australia by his father.
Taraka Dissanayake enrolled at the Swinburne University in Melbourne to follow a course leading to a Bachelors Degree in Business and Aviation.
He came Second in the Pilot`s Licentiate Test and won a full scholarship to the prestigious Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA. During the four and half years he will be in Florida, Taraka will complete his Business and Aviation Degree and do a Masters in Avionics. After completing his Masters, he will be expected to serve for one and half years at the University as an instructor according to the terms of his full scholarship.