I had my secondary education at Visakha Vidyalaya , Colombo. Try as I might, I cannot separate my childhood from Visakha Vidyalaya. Visakha stands unchallenged. It is at the top of all the schools in the Island for academic excellence. Its records in sports and other co-curricular activities are no less worthy of mention. Indeed, the most remarkable characteristic of Visakha is its ability to blend the best of the traditional and the modern aspects of life. An Old Girl is found leading the way in every field in every country; be it academic, professional or aesthetics giving credence to the fact that the proudly uttered words “I am a Visakhian” mean so much.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and the daughter. I have a marvellous husband who loves me, sacrificed for me and helps me in every way possible. He’s made me a better human being by bringing out the best in me. There are no words to express the importance to the accomplishment of my work of the love, friendship, support, patience and encouragement of him in every single day of my life. Certainly, my daughter Duwani was my major source of commitment. I am very proud of her for her courage in accompanying me and facing a new life in England and for her ability of transforming all initial difficulties into a very successful experience. It is a completely a new life dealing with her, who teaches me new ways of life. There is never a dull moment with her around while I’m the sober one. They both teach me on how to establish and maintain a more satisfying work life balance: Working to live or living to work. They also have taught me that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life” and that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I am also a keen follower of Cricket, Formula 1 and Tennis. I also closely follow international affairs and Sri Lanka political and economic landscape.