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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

WA-100x125 MANAGING DIRECTOR
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Hiran Hewavisenti ACA
A member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Australia, and a former Senior Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Australia. Hiran has worked in England and Australia, with short stints in the United States. He is a product of Royal College and the City University London. Hiran’s hobbies include cricket (his religion), tennis, squash, travelling and work (LMD!). He founded LMD, in 1994.
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Brian Emmanuel MBA
An associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), Brian holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management – University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Brian is a member of a sub-committee at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Sri Lanka) and a long-standing Rotarian – he was the President of the Rotary Club of Cinnamon Gardens, in 2006/07. An old boy of St. Peter’s College, Brian loves music, sports and travel. Formerly of Commercial Stock Brokers, he joined the ranks of Team LMD in 1998.
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Anil Boudewyn
Having spent over two decades in South-East Asia – in Thailand and Singapore, in the publishing industry – Anil relocated to Sri Lanka to join Media Services in 2009. He is an old boy of Wesley College, and enjoys the club scene and travelling around Sri Lanka, with the hill country being a favourite.

HEADS OF DIVISIONS

WA-100x125 GENERAL MANAGER (GRAPHICS)
Wasantha Amarasinghe
Wasantha has extensive experience in layout designing and the printing industry, and has been a member of Team LMD since 1999. An old boy of President’s College and Ananda College, he has completed a number of courses in graphic designing. Wasantha also edits Media Services’ Sinhala-language magazine Dirimaga. An amateur photographer, he enjoys watching cricket and playing badminton. Wasantha has captained Media Services’ cricket team for many years.
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Tania Manthri
With a Preliminary Certificate in Marketing (SLIM) and CIM part-qualification, Tania has over five years’ experience in the publishing industry – and joined Media Services in 2006. Tania was educated at St. Lawrence Convent and Holy Family Convent. Being a lover of music, she hopes to master the guitar and drums someday (she likes banging on things!). Tania spends her off days cooking and baking, and she loves Japanese food.
ST-100x125 DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER (COMMUNICATIONS)
Sharon Thiele
Sharon’s career commenced in the hair and beauty field, and she’s worked in broadcasting, advertising, logistics and the media since then. She spends her free time reading soppy romantic novels, watching movies and travelling. Educated at Holy Family Convent, Sharon is a qualified hairdresser and beautician. She joined the ranks of Team LMD in 2008.
MS-100x125 DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER (PUBLIC RELATIONS)
Mishal Senapatiratne
Mishal has worked in the corporate sector for over two decades, and holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Association of Business Executives (UK). Her hobbies include handcrafts, music and gardening, and she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.

TEAM LMD

BIZ DEVELOPMENT
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Sriyan Jayawardena
An old boy of St. Benedict’s College, Sriyan resides in Thalahena, and enjoys reading, sports and music in his spare time. Prior to joining LMD, Sriyan helmed Datamini Lanka, and also worked at BC Computers, Ceylon Theatres and Delmege Forsyth.
DS-biz-100x125 CONSULTANT
Dion Schoorman
A veteran in the media field, Dion is a former Head of Reuters Sri Lanka – he has media in his DNA. A Rotarian for the last 30 years, Dion is a recipient of the prestigious Service Above Self Award – Rotary International’s highest honour for individual Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service. An old boy of Royal College, he is an avid cricket fan.
EDITORIAL
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Manikya Kodithuwakku LLM, MA
Before joining the team at LMD House, Manikya was a lecturer in English at a national university, for almost a decade. She is a product of Ladies’ College, and holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Law from Monash University, Australia. She also has Master’s degrees in English (Peradeniya) and Law (Colombo). Her hobbies include reading, travelling, photography and running for leisure.
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Zulfath Saheed
With experience in investment research and analytics, and business/financial journalism, Zulfath is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a product of Ladies’ College. She spends her off days travelling, reading and watching movies.
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Ruwandi Perera
Having worked in marketing and sales for corporates such as Aitken Spence Technologies, John Keells Computer Services and Unilever Sri Lanka, as well as lecturing for CIM at NEXT Campus, Ruwandi decided to join the media to pursue her undying love for writing. A product of Holy Family Convent and the University of Colombo, Ruwandi is currently reading for her MBA from Birmingham City University (UK). Her interests include singing (which she does excessively!), music, drama, photography and travelling.
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Rohan Morais
A resident of Wattala, Rohan worked at Contrinex Ceylon, Randstad Lanka and Jobenvoy.com, before joining Media Services. An old boy of Stafford International, Rohan has a Diploma in Marketing (CIM) and comes from a marketing background. Cricket and reading keep Rohan absorbed in his spare time.
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Nicola Jayasundera
A student of Ladies’ College, Nicola has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing, from Edith Cowan University (Australia). Media Services is her first workplace. She was selected to represent Sri Lanka at the Presidential Classroom Future World Leaders Summit, in Washington D.C. Nicola loves nature/wildlife photography, creative designing, handcrafts, art and cooking; and her hobbies include travelling and watching anime/j-drama/k-drama. She’s a passionate cat lover!
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Hansani Bandara
Hailing from Pannipitiya, Hansani is a product of Sujatha Vidyalaya. She has completed a series of studies in International Relations, and is presently pursuing a CIM qualification. She is a member of the V-force of United Nations Volunteers Sri Lanka. Her hobbies include travelling, nature photography, reading and music.
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Dananji Samarakoon BA (Hons)
A past student of Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya (Anuradhapura), Dananji holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colombo. Before joining the team at LMD House, she worked at Global Media Networks. Dananji enjoys travelling, and when at home, she chills out by reading and watching TV.
SARO-100x125 CONSULTANT
Saro Thiruppathy
Saro has experience in writing, editing, project management, research (almost all focussing on the rights of children, women, labour and languages). Her foreign exposure spans Thailand, the United States, China, India, the Maldives, Pakistan and Nepal. With an enthusiasm to read and write, she is a strong believer in the ‘right to life.’
MARKETING
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Frank Gabriel
Experienced in MIS and brand management, Frank worked for multinational firms in the food and beverage industry for two years, before joining Team LMD. He holds a Diploma in Marketing (SEGi – Malaysia) and was a student of St. Anthony’s College.
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Dilhani Rathnayake
Dilhani has worked in the apparel and tea industries, and in broadcasting. With an HND in Business Management (Edexcel – UK), she is currently completing her CIM professional qualification. Dilhani’s hobbies include Kizomba dancing, reading books by motivational gurus and watching English historical re-enactments on TV. She’s interested in the psychology of how the brain works and reacts, but has yet to get to the bottom of it!
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Thouseef Hashim
Having spent three years in Botswana, Thouseef counts more than five years in sales and marketing. He is an AAT graduate, and enjoys interacting with people. Thouseef spends his leisure time working out, reading web literature and researching online.
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Ashanthi Colombage
A product of Ladies’ College, Ashanthi has worked in apparel, finance and e-commerce. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Edith Cowan University (Australia) and is reading for her Master’s in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK). An avid reader, Ashanthi loves to travel and enjoys singing – a passion she has had from a very young age.
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Binoth Geeganage PGDip
With five years’ experience in the marketing field, and expertise in strategic marketing, Binoth holds a Diploma in Marketing (LCCI) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing and Management Studies (Edexcel – UK). He is currently pursuing his CIM (UK) qualification. Binoth has fun travelling… and racing!
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Ryan Daniel
A resident of Athurugiriya, Ryan joins the team at LMD House after stints at Premier Wood Coating, Redington SL and EPSI Computers. A student of St. Joseph’s College in Nugegoda, Ryan likes to read and travel in his leisure time.
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Iqraas Ruzzan
An old boy of D. S. Senanayake College, Iqraas obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Management from the University of Wales and is currently pursuing his master’s in Business Administration from the University of West London. Prior to joining Media Services, he worked at Hemas FMCG as an Intern and at MAS Holdings. A resident of Nedimala, Iqraas enjoys drama and travelling, and engages in social work in his spare time.
ag CONSULTANT
Asha Greig
Asha has worked in the advertising industry since 2000. CIM (UK)-qualified, Media Services represented her foray into the marketing profession. Fluent in English, Sinhala and Arabic, she speaks Malay and Tamil, and holds Diplomas in French, English Literature and Islamic Civilisation. Asha loves reading, gardening and cooking, and is a top-notch seamstress (she’s been working on completing a quilt… since 2008!). Asha has been an LMDer since 2008.
COMMUNICATIONS & PR
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Saseena Haleem
With a background in HR, advertising and the construction industry, Saseena plans to complete her MBA someday. Having returned to Sri Lanka after a 15-year stint in Dubai, Saseena is interested in art – she spends her spare time designing cards for special occasions.
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Rizla Jaleel
Having grown up in Kandy, Rizla now lives in Colombo, where she enjoys playing badminton, Zumba and reading, in her leisure time. Rizla has completed courses at NIBM and CIMA, and is currently following an Executive MSc in Strategic Marketing.
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Glenise Candappa
Glenise is a student of St. Paul’s Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniya. She has done a series of studies in business, secretarial and nursing since leaving school. Glenise, who recently worked at Leo Burnett Solutions and Video Image, loves to chill out listening to music and enjoys dancing in her free time.
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Harshini Amarasinghe
Harshini worked in the import-export and IT sectors, prior to joining Media Services. A product of Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya, she has completed courses in Executive Secretarial, Microsoft Office and Typesetting.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
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Edine Weerawardane
Edine has worked for over two decades in the United Arab Emirates, and possesses considerable overseas experience. She received her education at Holy Family Convent (Dehiwela) and St. Paul’s Milagiriya. A dog lover, Edine enjoys reading and listening to music. She joined Media Services in 2005.
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Anushan Selvarajah
Having worked in diverse sectors, in various positions – including a stint at the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka – Anushan has been an LMDer since 2007. An old boy of Royal College, he loves theatre, travelling, baking and rowing – in addition to partying! Anushan is a wildlife enthusiast, photographer and stage actor, and an animal lover. He is a co-presenter of Benchmark, the TV programme compiled by Media Services.
GRAPHICS
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Lakmal de Silva
Trained in graphic designing and page layouts at Wijeya Graphics and IDM Computer Studies, Lakmal has been a member of Media Services since 2004 – he says these years have been the best in his working life. An old boy of President’s College, Lakmal is a former Image Setting and Pre-Press Manager at Sarvodaya Vishva Lekha.
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Sanjaya de Silva
Sanjaya has been an LMDer since 2007, and captained the company’s cricket team. He has completed courses in digital animation and professional photography. Sanjaya has a penchant for travelling (for photography), and his hobbies include collecting antiques and listening to local music bands. Educated at President’s College, he hopes to hold a photography exhibition someday.
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Chamikara Jayawardana
He has worked in the ad industry for over a decade, and schooled at Galahitiyawa Central College. Chamikara has completed courses in graphic designing and IT. He enjoys hiking, playing the guitar and wildlife photography. His bucket list includes an ambition to visit all the jungles of the world, in addition to writing his life story.
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Tharini Kananke BDes (Hons)
Tharini holds a Bachelor of Design (Hons), specialising in Graphics and Communication Design, from the University of Moratuwa. She studied at Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya (Matara), and has worked as a creative designer in the ad industry, with experience in developing concepts, visual design and copywriting. Tharini likes to paint, sketch and write poems, when she’s free.
FINANCE
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Kamal Saseedaran ACA
An ex-LMDer, Kamal returned to Media Services after a stint overseas, having worked at Global Morning Development in Oman. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), and has also worked at KPMG Sri Lanka and CA Sri Lanka. An old boy of Isipathana College, Kamal enjoys camping and hiking in his leisure time.
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Sakitha Garusinge ACA
A student of Ananda College, Sakitha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Prior to joining LMD, he worked at Trillium Property Management & Services, Asian Alliance Insurance and KPMG Sri Lanka. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Sakitha enjoys tennis and cricket in his spare time.
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Majidy Cader
Majidy has worked in auditing, investment and trade, and possesses four years’ experience working in the Middle East. He is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. A sportsman and weightlifter, Majidy spends his spare time playing cricket and football, in addition to mingling with friends.
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Chamath Jayasekara
Chamath holds a Diploma in Management Accounting, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He worked in the banking sector, prior to joining Media Services. Educated at Thurstan College, he is an experienced cricketer. Chamath enjoys PC games and watching movies, when he takes time out.
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Rageesha Peiris
A resident of Wellawatte, Rageesha received her education at St. Clare’s College. Her previous employers include Mercury Institute of Management and RJ Accounting Solutions. Rageesha spends her leisure time with her two small children, and likes to relax to her favourite music in her spare time.
IT & ADMIN
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Naushan Sariffodeen
Having worked for a software development company for more than three years, Naushan joined Team LMD in 2001. Educated at St. John’s College (Nugegoda), he has completed the ACS examination and holds a Diploma-level Certificate for Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), from the University of Colombo. He likes to play computer games, when he’s free.
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Rohan De Silva
Rohan has 15 years’ work experience in Bahrain, and also worked for three years in the IT industry in Sri Lanka. A product of Wesley College, he holds Diplomas in Programming and Advance Programming, and has completed courses in Windows Server Networking and Android App Development. He enjoys travelling, cycling, and reading about trains and railways, when he’s not working. Rohan joined Media Services in 2008.
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Sujith Widanagamage
Following four years in the airline industry and five years in the printing industry, in the United Arab Emirates, Sujith joined Team LMD in 2007. He received his education at St. John’s College (Nugegoda), and is part CMA-qualified. Sujith spends his free time playing chess, carom and cricket.
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Shanaka Sooriyaarachchi BSc
Having spent a few years in the Middle East, in Qatar and Dubai, Shanaka joined Media Services to work in IT and website development. An old boy of Lumbini College and Raffles Institute (Singapore), he chills out by playing music on his DJ console.
LOGISTICS
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Gopalsamy Selvakaran
Selva has been a member of Team LMD since 2005. A product of Isipathana College, he is a gifted guitarist and singer. He likes playing cricket and spending time with his family, in addition to fishing and maintaining his home aquarium.
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Pradeep Kanth
Educated at Isipathana College, Pradeep has worked in many positions, in a number of diverse sectors – including restaurants, textiles, timber and jewellery. He has a thorough knowledge of motor mechanism. Pradeep spends his free time fishing, playing hockey, watching rugger matches and movies, and tending to his aquarium.
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Rohana Jayasinghe
Rohana has worked in the Merchant Navy for 10 years, and for three years in the telecommunications industry. Educated at Galahitiyawa Central College and Kadawatha Central College, he spends his free time watching cricket matches and movies, in addition to spending quality time with his family.
DISTRIBUTION
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Eshan Silva
A videographer and sales representative (in consumer products and pharmaceuticals), Eshan has experience in video editing, and is a photographer. Educated at St. Sebastian’s College (Moratuwa), he loves playing the guitar and keyboards, in his free time.
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Chandana Thilakasiri
Educated at Gallahera Maha Vidyalaya (Kurunegala), Chandana has worked in the courier business since 2000. With a comprehensive knowledge of TV/radio electronics, he is a skilled electrician and has completed a certificate course in TV/radio maintenance. His spare time is spent listening to music, and with family.
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Lahiru Kothalawala
With a Preliminary Certificate in Marketing (SLIM), a course in Quality Control and an Electricians’ course at the Vocational Training Centre, Lahiru has worked in the insurance and apparel sectors. He studied at St. Mary’s College (Dehiwela) and Lalith Athulathmudali College (Mt. Lavinia). Lahiru spends his free time listening to music, watching dramas and maintaining his aquarium at home.
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Jagath Perera
A product of Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya (Payagala), Jagath has worked in the courier field, having been employed at TNT for many years, before joining Team LMD. In his free time, Jagath enjoys cycling and playing cricket with his friends.
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Gayan De Silva
Hailing from Hanwella, Gayan’s work experience has been in the courier field, having worked at Mountain Hawk Express (FedEx) for many years. An old boy of St. John Bosco’s College and St. Aloysius Seminary, he was a member of the school cricket team.
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Kusuma Perera
Kusuma has worked in the apparel and hospitality sectors, including many years in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Educated at Parakumba Maha Vidyalaya (Rajagiriya), her free time is spent sewing, and making cakes and sweets. Kusuma enjoys gardening, and keeping the environment clean.
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
savithri Savithri Rodrigo
Savithri is Benchmark’s and LMD’s Special Correspondent. She is a freelance electronic and print-media journalist who has won Presidential and Zonta Women of Achievement awards. She has been a news presenter for state television and radio, and is a Fellow of the ICSA (UK).
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
ys Yamini Sequeira
Yamini is one of LMD’s Contributing Editors and a regular contributor to the magazine.
ys Mihiri Wikramanayake
Mihiri heads Hype, a PR firm. She writes about her travels and is one of LMD’s Contributing Editors.
CONSULTANT PHOTOGRAPHER
ys Prishan Pandithage
Prishan is a graduate of the prestigious Hallmark Institute of Photography, Massachusetts (USA). He has over 10 years’ experience in commercial photography and motion pictures, having worked in New York and Colombo.