Radhika joined LKI in February 2017.
Radhika came to LKI having over 10 years of management experience in the private sector. She has a BSc degree from the University of Delhi with first class honours, and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Sri Lanka. She is also a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), U.K.
Radhika served in the Junior Chamber International (JCI), a non-profit, non-governmental, international, organisation of young people between 18-40 years old, and was the JCI's National President in Sri Lanka in 2012. She has a longstanding interest in international affairs and is currently following the Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations at the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies in Colombo.
Communications Manager / Nuzaifa Hussain
Nuzaifa joined LKI in March 2017.
She has worked in the communications field, in both digital and traditional public relations, and has been involved in shaping and developing brand and communication strategies for a diverse array of premier local and international brands. These strategies include internal communications, ATL/BTL advertising, social media marketing, media outreach, and conferences.
Nuzaifa received her professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, specialising in digital strategy. In addition, she is a blogger with over five years of experience in content creation and advocates extensively for better representation and diversity in literature.
Finance, Procurement and Human Resources Officer / Sanjaya Gunarathna
Sanjaya joined LKI in 2013.
He has sixteen years of experience in finance and administration. He is a qualified member of the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), and holds a higher diploma in Library and Information Studies from the University of Kelaniya.
At LKI, Sanjaya handles the financial transactions of the Institute and prepares its monthly statements of accounts. He also maintains all records related to the personnel of LKI and attends to repairs of all equipment.
Librarian / Bhadra Jayasinghe
Bhadra joined LKI in March 2017.
She received a General Degree in Arts from the University of Peradeniya, and completed the Final Examination in Library & Information Science conducted by the Sri Lanka Library Association which is the professional organisation in the library field. She also holds the MSSc in Library & Information Science from the University of Kelaniya.
Bhadra started her career as a Librarian attached to the Local Government Service, and then served for more than 30 years in a number of special libraries. After her retirement as the librarian at Sri Lanka Foundation, she contributed her skills to several projects. She is also a member of the Sri Lanka Library Association.
Project Coordinator / Shenali Fernando
Shenali joined LKI in December 2017.
She recently obtained her B.Sc. in International Relations with Upper Second Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Shenali held several leadership positions at her school, including that of House Captain. She also received school colours in basketball, and several awards at the Interact and Shakespeare Drama competitions.
Shenali's academic interests lie in law, climate change and public policy, and she hopes to pursue postgraduate study in these fields in the near future.
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Office Assistant / K. G. P. C. Aththudawa
Aththudawa joined LKI in 2014.
He has twenty years of experience working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including three years at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom.
Aththudawa assists the General Office staff with carrying out their official duties, overlooks office maintenance, travels for the purposes of purchasing/delivering office documents, and is the acting receptionist.
Office Assistant and Driver / W. M. K. G. Gayan
Gayan has been at LKI for three years and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director’s office with deliveries, messages, and maintenance. He also assists the Caretaker during events and serves as a driver to the Executive Director.
Programmes Assistant / Anish Fonseka
Anish joined LKI in February 2018.
He is a recent graduate of Gateway College, Colombo, where he served as Senior Prefect, and President of the History, Astronomy, Debating, and Model UN societies. Anish has won numerous best delegate awards at Model United Nations, two national debating tournaments and captained the National debating team at the World School’s Debating Championship 2017 in Bali.
He recently completed an internship at the Ministry of Finance, where he worked under the Economic Adviser to the Minister.
Anish is currently learning Mandarin and hopes to pursue his higher studies in the liberal arts field.
Programmes Assistant / Cassendra Pinto
Cassendra joined LKI in January 2018.
She is a recent graduate of Wycherley International School and also attended the Cambridge School in Doha. During high school, she was entrusted with various leadership positions including senior prefect, director of the Interact club, president of both the Law and Christian societies, and represented her sports house as athletics captain. Cassendra was an active writer for her school’s magazine and headed inter-house debate competitions for her school. Her accomplishments led her to obtain prizes and honourable mentions in school for Law, Sociology, English Literature and debating.
She hopes to pursue her tertiary education in the field of Law and International Relations.
Library Assistant / Lishanthi Anoshika
Lishanthi joined LKI in June 2017.
She is currently studying for a Diploma in Library Science at the Sri Lanka Library Association. Lishanthi completed her secondary education at Ananda Balika Vidyalaya. Her duties as Librarian Assistant include cataloguing the books and materials of LKI's library, and responding to enquiries regarding library resources.
Programmes and Communications Assistant / Nimaya Harris
Nimaya joined LKI in November 2017.
Nimaya is a recent graduate of Ladies’ College, where she has served as a Prefect and an active member of many clubs and societies including; the UN Club, and English Literary Society.
She has been involved in the organisation of a number of outreach projects around Sri Lanka. In addition, to her contribution to her school’s magazine, and newsletter, she is a proficient public speaker and has represented Sri Lanka in debating competitions in the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Nimaya is interested in foreign policy, culture and languages and plans to pursue her higher studies in the field of International Relations and Social Studies.
Senal joined LKI in January 2018.
Senal is a recent graduate of S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, where he was an active member of the English Literary and Debating Society. He captained the English Debating ‘A’ Team in several tournaments in his final year in school. He is also a member of the Sri Lanka National Debating Pool. He has also won awards at Model United Nations conferences.
Senal is exploring the possibility of pursuing his higher studies in the field of international relations.
Research and Programmes Assistant / Upamali Dharmasena
Upamali joined LKI in April 2018.
She is a final year undergraduate student at the University of Colombo, majoring in International Relations. Her secondary subjects include English and Sociology. Prior to joining LKI, she interned at the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation.
Upamali has been Treasurer of the Rotaract Club at the University of Colombo. In addition, she was the Editor of the Photographic Club of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, where she completed her secondary education. She is currently working on her dissertation and hopes to pursue postgraduate studies in the field of International Relations. Her areas of interest include conflict resolution and post-conflict transformation.
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