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.
Caretaker / K. P. W. G. Sugath
Sugath was previously attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has eight years of experience of working at LKI, having previously worked in an individual capacity for the late Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar.
He is responsible for supervising the maintenance of the premises, and for setting up and monitoring the facilities and logistics at LKI.
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.
Office Driver / M. H. Dahanayake
Mangala was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for three years, prior to joining LKI in 2007. He is responsible for driving and maintaining the office car.
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 Assistant / Amandi Fernando
Amandi joined LKI in December 2017.
She is studying for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, where she majors in English with a minor in Creative Writing. She is a regular writer for UNSW’s online magazine, Blitz, and also holds an executive position in the University’s Sri Lankan Society.
Amandi is exploring various career options that will enable her to pursue her multiple areas of academic and personal interest.
Programmes 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.
Research and Programmes Assistant / Senal Hewage
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 Assistant / Hasitha Jayatilake
Hasitha joined LKI in December 2017.
He is an undergraduate student at Monash University in Melbourne, studying economics and international relations. He has a keen interest in global security issues, and development economics. He is passionate about public speaking and is a member of the Monash Association of Debaters, and the Monash Philosophy Society.
He hopes to pursue a career in International Economics.
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Research and Communications Assistant / Daniella Kern
Daniella joined LKI in September 2017.
She is currently in the final year of her Bachelor's of International & European Law at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. She has specialised in Public International Law and Human Rights as part of her coursework.
Daniella has participated in several MUN and ICC Moot Courts. She has a keen interest in international relations and hopes to further her studies in this field.
Communications Assistant / Nimaya Mallikahewa
Nimaya joined LKI in November 2017.
She is interested in foreign policy, particularly in the shifting relations between the United States, China, and India in the Southeast Asia region.
She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in International Studies, majoring in International Relations, at the University of New South Wales in Australia. She is also studying for a second degree in Media, majoring in Public Relations and Advertising.
In her future career, Nimaya intends to combine her interests and experiences from both her degrees.
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