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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.
WA-100x125 DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR
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.
WA-100x125 SALES DIRECTOR
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.
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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.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

KS-100x125 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.

EDITOR-AT-LARGE
WDC_jan18-1 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.
CONSULTING EDITORS
SARO-100x125 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.’
VID Viloshini Dias
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).

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

ys Yamini Sequeira
Yamini is LMD’s Contributing Editor and a regular columnist in the magazine.

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.
EDITORIAL

NJ100x125 MANAGER
(FEATURES EDITOR)

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!
AV-100x125 DEPUTY MANAGER
Ashwini Vethakan
Educated at Asian International School, Ashwini gained a BA in Education from Gateway Graduate School, and a Diploma in Business Management from the American College of Higher Education. She joins the team at LMD House following stints at Alethea International School, Gateway College and Triad. Ashwini enjoys reading, travelling and writing short stories in her spare time.
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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.
DS-100x125 SENIOR EXECUTIVE
ISANKA PERERA
Once a marketer by profession, Isanka worked at Wijeya Newspapers, Ceylon Newspapers and Liberty Publishers before joining LMD. A past student of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, she has a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). When she’s not working, you can find her keeping up with her ‘to read’ list or volunteering with the Rotaract Club for causes she is deeply invested in.
COMMUNICATIONS & PR
SENIOR MANAGER
(MARCOM)

Thiyagi Perera
Following her education at St. Anthony’s Girls School in Kandy, Thiyagi gained a secretarial diploma. She was previously employed at Mandarin Reid, Bogawantalawa Tea Ceylon, Watawala Tea Ceylon, Vanguard Logistics and JAT Holdings. Residing in Kaduwela, Thiyagi practices yoga and meditation in her leisure 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.
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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.
JS EXECUTIVE
Jeba Samarakoon
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.
DT EXECUTIVE
Dion Tranchell
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.
JS CONSULTANT
Saseena Haleem
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.

GRAPHICS

GENERAL MANAGER
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.
SDS-100x125 SENIOR MANAGER
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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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.
CJ-100x125 MANAGER
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.
TJ-100x125 DEPUTY MANAGER
Thusitha Jayawardhana
Educated at Dharmapala Vidyalaya in Pannipitiya, Thusitha has completed several diploma courses in graphic design and worked for over a decade in the advertising industry as a senior artist. He joins the team at Media Services following stints at Sun Ray Colour Graphics, Grey Colombo and BBDO Lanka. A resident of Meegoda, Thusitha enjoys reading, music and watching tutorials in his leisure time.

MARKETING

FG-100x125 DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER
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.
DEPUTY MANAGER
Melani Mendis
Melani’s past work experience includes many years working in the media industry and a stint with Central Finance. She holds an MBA from the Asian College of Management and schooled at Holy Family Convent. In her free time, Melani enjoys playing basketball and badminton.
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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.
FINANCE

SG1-100x125 SENIOR MANAGER
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.
SM100x125_Sep17-1 DEPUTY MANAGER
Nadithi Gunerathne ACMA, CGMA
Nadithi joins the team at LMD House, following stints at Ernst & Young, JDK Global and Lankem Ceylon. A student of Lyceum International, she is currently reading for her CA (final stage) qualification. A resident of Homagama, Nadithi enjoys playing badminton, watching movies and reading in her spare time.
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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.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE
Thushan De Silva 
A product of Mahinda College, Thushan is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and holds a BA in business and management. He counts many of years of work experience in the banking sector including stints at HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. Thushan’s leisure activities include playing cricket and travelling.
IT & CIRCULATION
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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 enjoys playing badminton in his spare time.
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Rohan De Silva BMS
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.
DEPUTY MANAGER
Kasun Basuriya
Following his education at Prince College in Ratnapura, Kasun obtained a Professional Graduate Diploma in IT from the British Computer Society (BCS). Prior to joining LMD, he worked for Travotium, Global Academic Research Institute, Open System Integrators and Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies. A resident of Mount Lavinia, he is currently working on embedded app development and micro drones in his spare time.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE
Tharindu Perera
A student of Nalanda College, Tharindu possesses a Master of Information Technology degree from Charles Sturt University in Melbourne. Prior to joining LMD, he gained work experience in Australia. Tharindu likes to travel when time permits.
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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.

LOGISTICS

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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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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.
SMT_100x125x2.jpg EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Sanmugavel Thiyagaraja
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.

DISTRIBUTION

LK-100x125 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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.
GDS-100x125 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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.
JP-100x125 TEAM ASSISTANT
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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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.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

AS-100x125 DEPUTY MANAGER (DIGITAL PRODUCTION EDITOR)
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.