VIRTUAL TOUR OF LMD HOUSE
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Wijith DeChickera MA
A senior journalist and former Editor of LMD, the writer is LMD’s Editor-at-Large with a mission to speak truth to power.
| Saro Thiruppathy
Saro is one of LMD’s Consulting Editors. She advocates for the rights of workers, women and children. She has served national and international NGOs, and worked in the media.
|Viloshini Dias ACMA
Viloshini is a product of Musaeus College and member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). She counts several years of working in the UK, which includes a career at British Telecom (BT).
Fazmina is an educator of English language and literature, a theatre director, an actor and a writer. Her work experience includes a decade as the Head of English Department at the Colombo International School – Kandy (CIS).
|Lourdes Abeyeratne MBA
Having spent her formative years in Dubai, Lourdes holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) and a Bachelor of Commerce in Management from the University of Wollongong (Dubai). She is one LMD’s Contributing Editors.
Ruwandi has a background in marketing and sales, and a passion for writing. She is one of LMD's Contributing Editors.
Yamini is one of LMD’s Contributing Editors and a regular columnist in the magazine.
| Saro Thiruppathy
Saro is one of LMD’s Contributing Editors. She advocates for the rights of workers, women and children. She has served national and international NGOs, and worked in the media.
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.
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!
A product of Methodist College, Tamara counts a graduate Diploma in Management. Prior to joining the team at LMD, she worked at TNL Radio. Tamara enjoys spending time with family and reading in her leisure time.
Allaam is product of Royal College and holds an online diploma from the London School of Journalism. Prior to joining Team LMD, he worked in the Middle East with stints at the Khaleej Times and Bahrain Tribune, and in mainstream media in Sri Lanka. A former head boxing coach of Royal College, Allaam is a qualified ITO (International Technical Official) of the IBA (International Boxing Association).
A product of Gateway College, Nimanthi is studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphics and visual communication design at the Northumbria University. She enjoys swimming and reading in her leisure time.
Educated at Leighton Park International School, Dona is pursuing diplomas in psychology and counselling at the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT), and international relations at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies. Her interests include community service, swimming and athletics.
Shirley has been a broadcaster and senior political journalist over the years. He is a rights activist and an avid cricket fan.
Rapti de Silva
Rapti is a former academic with over 35 years of experience teaching and researching, in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education, English literature and ESL. She opted for early retirement to pursue some of her multiple other interests.
Fazmina is an educator of English language and literature, a theatre director, an actor and a writer. She is one of LMD’s Editorial Consultants.
A freelance journalist with over a decade of experience writing for local and global publications. She is also a corporate communications consultant and part-time personal organiser.
COMMUNICATIONS & PR
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.
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.
Educated at Hillwood College in Kandy, Jeba studied HR management and followed secretarial courses after leaving school. Prior to joining the team at LMD House, she was employed at the University of Peradeniya, Hyundai Lanka and Douglas & Sons. Jeba enjoys movies, classical music and sewing, and also devotes time to charity work.
A student of Good Shepherd Convent in Wattala, Dion worked at Citizens Development Business Finance before joining LMD. She is currently studying for her Applied Banking & Finance qualification from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. In her spare time, Dion enjoys playing volleyball, designing outfits, watching movies and listening to music.
With a background in HR, advertising and the construction industry, Saseena returned to Sri Lanka after a 15 year stint in Dubai. In her leisure time, Saseena enjoys designing cards for special occasions.
|DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER
Almaz Anzary ACMA, CMA
A product of S. Thomas’ College, Almaz is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He counts many years of work experience in the manufacturing, telecom and services sectors – including stints at Aberdeen Holdings, Dialog Axiata, MAS and Brandix. Almaz’s leisure activities include fitness training and walking.
Sameera Manoudara ACA
A product of Mahanama College, Sameera is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). He has extensive experience working for the likes of Butani Capital Group, Capital Maharaja Group and B. R. De Silva & Co. Sameera enjoys listening to music in his leisure time.
Suchira Mendis B.Com (Special) USJP
A past student of Holy Family Convent (Dehiwela), Suchira holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Before joining the team at LMD House, she worked at Jayasinghe & Company. Suchira enjoys listening to music.
Achala Chandani AAT
A product of Sumana Balika Vidyalaya, Achala is an associate member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT). Prior to joining the team at LMD, Achala worked at Dherana International. Achala enjoys spending time with her children in her leisure time.
RESEARCH & ADMINISTRATION
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.
Rehana Jayatunga De Silva
A product of St Lawrence’s Convent, Rehana holds a PGD in education, and a diploma in psychology and counselling. Prior to joining the team at LMD, she worked at the YMCA Colombo. Rehana teaches, and enjoys swimming and dancing in her leisure time.
IT & CIRCULATION
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.
Educated at Hindu Senior College in Kandy, Thiyagaraja worked at the National Industries Company in Kuwait prior to joining Media Services. A resident of Dehiwela, Thiyagaraja likes to watch TV and has a keen nterest in current affairs.
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.
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.
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.