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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.
TM-100x125 MARKETING DIRECTOR
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 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.
VID 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).
VID Fazmina Imamudeen
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).

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

ys Yamini Sequeira
Yamini is one of LMD’s Contributing Editors and a regular columnist in the magazine.
RP Ruwandi Perera
Ruwandi has a background in marketing and sales, and a passion for writing. She is one of LMD's Contributing Editors.
SARO-100x125 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.

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 SENIOR MANAGER
(BUSINESS EDITOR)

Mrinali Thalgodapitiya MBA, LLB
Mrinali is armed with an MBA and is an attorney at law. She has extensive experience working for the likes of Standard Chartered Bank and the British Council. A product of Ladies’ College, her interests include painting, reading and writing.
MT100x125 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!
DS-100x125 DEPUTY MANAGER
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.
DSL100125 EXECUTIVE
Dona Senara
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.
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Nimanthi Bandaranayake
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.
VID CONSULTANT
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.
VID CONSULTANT
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).
VID CONSULTANT
Fazmina Imamudeen
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.
DS-100x125 CONSULTANT
Avanti Samarasekera
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.

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.
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 MBA
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.
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
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.
HA-100x125 SENIOR EXECUTIVE
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.
FINANCE
AW100125 SENIOR MANAGER
Almaz Anzary
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.
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Anuruddha Weerasekera ACMA, CGMA
A product of Isipathana College, Anuruddha is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He counts many of years of work experience in the manufacturing and trading sectors, including stints at Jupiter Group, Esna Holdings and Dynamic Motors. Anuruddha’s leisure activities include walking and listening to music.
AW100125 DEPUTY MANAGER
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.
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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.
UN100125 EXECUTIVE
Malsha Jayanetti
A past student of Our Lady of Victories Convent (in Moratuwa), Malsha worked at Lyceum International Schools before joining the team at LMD. She is currently studying for her Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance from AAT Business School. In her spare time, Malsha enjoys watching movies and listening to music.
UN100125 EXECUTIVE
Upekha Nanayakkara
A past student of Pushpadana Girls’ College (Kandy), Upekha holds a Business Management degree from the NSBM Green University. Before joining LMD, she was an intern at Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). Her interests include hiking, travelling and yoga.
IT & CIRCULATION
NS-100x125 DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER
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.
RDS-100x125 MANAGER
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.
ES-100x125 EXECUTIVE
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.
KP-100x125 TEAM ASSISTANT
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.