SRI LANKA

randimaRandima Attygalle
The writer is an attorney-at-law, an award-winning senior journalist and a corporate communications specialist. She is a recipient of several accolades for feature writing, social issues reportage and medical journalism. Randima is a product of the Sri Lanka Law College and University of Colombo.
Kiran_83x100Kiran Dhanapala
Kiran is a sustainability professional with over 20 years’ experience at country and global levels. A member of an international sustainability network, she adds value to individuals, companies and the planet through consulting.
Shiran Fernando
Shiran is an economist working at a leading business chamber in Sri Lanka.
goolbaiGoolbai Gunasekara
She is a Director and former Principal of a leading international school in Colombo.
Pia-Hatch-83x100Pia Hatch
Pia is a full-time mother of two, and a part-time ghostwriter and PR consultant. Her areas of expertise include princesses, superheroes and finding things that no one else can.
Nirupa_83x100Nirupa Homer-Vanniasinkam
The writer is a housewife and a mother of three, engaging in a home-based business which specialises in cakes and desserts. She focusses on traditional and modern recipes, using natural ingredients with a healthy twist.
Jayashantha-J_83x100Jayashantha Jayawardhana
The columnist is a Senior Creative Writer/Project Leader – Marketing Content at a leading digital marketing solutions company in Sri Lanka. He’s a Business Management graduate from Wayamba University and is deeply interested in creative entrepreneurship.
Brian KerkovenBrian Kerkoven
Following a stint as a model for Ramani Fernando Salons, Brian launched a modelling agency (Walk With Brian Kerkoven) and is one of Sri Lanka’s leading choreographers today. Brian is also a fashion designer, and his designs have been showcased on catwalks in the US, Spain and Malaysia.
archanaArchana Law
Archana is an Emotional Intelligence and Performance Coach. She also practises psychometrics, teaches neuro linguistic programming and focusses on behavioural psychology for building competencies.
amanthaAmantha Perera
Amantha is a journalist and a foreign correspondent based in Sri Lanka.
janakaJanaka Perera
A senior journalist and a former News Editor of two newspapers, Janaka was also an Information Assistant at the American Embassy in Colombo.
jehanDr. Jehan Perera
An Executive Director of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka, he holds a Doctor of Law deg­ree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College. He is a political columnist for a daily newspaper and contributes regularly to international publications.
hasithaHasitha Premaratne
Chief Financial Officer at Brandix Lanka, Hasitha is also a senior lecturer in business subjects at a leading educational institute and visiting lecturer at the University of Kelaniya. He holds an MBA in International Finance and a BSc, is a Fellow of the ACCA (UK), and an associate member of CIMA (UK) and ASCMA.
ayeshaAyesha Reza Rafiq
A freelance journalist with over a decade of experience in news and feature writing, Ayesha also contributes to leading INGO publications.
blank_imageCarlton Samarajiwa
He is an English Language and Literature teacher, and a freelance journalist.
dyanDyan Seneviratne
Dyan heads his own training and development company specialising in 21st-century business communications. As one of his many interests, Dyan reports on the latest cars and SUVs.
Nicola Walsh
Nicola is an educational consultant with over 30 years’ experience teaching, and leading schools in primary and early years. She currently inspects and advises schools in the UK, Middle East and South Asia.
Akila_83x100Akila Wijerathna
The writer holds a postgraduate qualification in agricultural sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
vijithaVijitha Yapa
He is the Chairman of Vijitha Yapa Group of Companies, and was the Founder Editor of three newspapers.

AUSTRALIA

SandipSandip Hor
Based in Australia, Sandip – who is also a photographer – enjoys travelling. He has visited over 65 countries, across five continents. His travel tales are also published in newspapers and magazines in Australia, Singapore, Dubai and India.
sanjivaDr. Sanjiva Wijesinha
Dr. Sanjiva Wijesinha MBBS (Ceylon), MSc (Oxford), FRCS (Edin.) and FRACGP is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne.

BAHRAIN

Monita Pesumal
Monita holds a Master of Arts degree from Cardiff University. She is also a qualified banker, and a public relations and marketing communications specialist. Monita has over 20 years’ experience in sectors ranging from cards and payments, to renewable energy and fintech. She currently lives and works in Bahrain.

INDIA

Suganya_83x100Suganya Manivannan
Suganya is a full-time marketing professional and part-time writer. She tries to balance her love for words and the English language, by contributing to magazines and news publications.

JAPAN

Sanjeewaka Kulathunga
The writer is a training and development researcher at Japan’s Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT). He is a graduate in HRM of the University of Kelaniya and has postgraduate qualifications in International Business Management from Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) in New Zealand.

MALAYSIA

pallaviPallavi Pinakin
Pallavi holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, one of India’s premier educational institutions. After working with companies like IBM and McKinsey & Co., she founded her own communications firm in New Delhi. Pallavi is a travel enthusiast and a self-confessed bookworm. She has lived in India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Thailand. Pallavi now resides in Malaysia.

NEW ZEALAND

PriyanPriyan Rajapaksa
An accountant by profession, Priyan has worked mainly in the corporate sector. He was a Finance Director of two public companies in Sri Lanka, and he runs an accountancy practice in Auckland serving SMEs.

SINGAPORE

JenniferLee83x100xDec17Jennifer Lee
Jennifer, an Australian Chinese chef and writer based in Singapore, shares her life journey and experiences around the globe through her passions – food history and cooking.
matMat Ranasinghe
An avid car enthusiast, Mat is an architect who shuttles between Singapore and Australia on work.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Yasmin Helal
An Egyptian journalist who has a special interest in postcolonial studies, the writer follows an anthropological approach to journalism, with an emphasis on fieldwork. Yasmin returned to Dubai, following a stint in Sri Lanka where she was based for over a year – she worked as a correspondent for LMD during this time and investigated the impact of tourism on rural areas in the Deep South.
praveenPraveen Jaiswal
Praveen is a senior oil and gas professional with multinational multicultural experience. He is currently based in the UAE.
Gloria-Spittel_83x100Gloria Spittel
Gloria is a research enthusiast dabbling in various topics including development, sustainability, business management, technology, ICT, education, gender and communications. She lives in Dubai and has worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of South Asian Studies – National University of Singapore.

UNITED KINGDOM

Samantha_83x100Samantha Amerasinghe
Samantha is a global economist, based in London. She holds a Masters in Finance degree from the University of London.

UNITED STATES

Tharindra Gooneratne
The writer is an MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management with experience in research and strategy.
Rajika-J_83x100Rajika Jayatilake
A journalist and former diplomat, Rajika is experienced in international strategic communications, and media relations and advocacy.
janDr. Jan Prins
Dr. Jan Prins has been involved with the Exercise Sciences for the past 35 years. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Hawaii, where he teaches Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology, and is the Director of the Aquatic Research Laboratory. He is the head swimming coach at the University of Hawaii and was an Olympic coach for Sri Lanka in 1984.
saahyaSaashya Rodrigo
Saashya is an educator and researcher in Special Education. She holds a BSc in Education, and an MEd in Multiple and Severe Disabilities from Georgia State University, Atlanta. Apart from writing for LMD and Living, she is also an artist and avid traveller, and enjoys playing several musical instruments.
Bill and Rich SonesBill and Rich Sones
Bill Sones (left) is a career journalist who writes primarily on science and math. His publication credits include Gulf News (UAE), South China Morning Post, Miami Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer and many others. Rich Sones (right) is an industrial physicist who specialises in optics and image processing.

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