Radhika joined LKI in February 2017, as its Deputy Director. She came to LKI having over 10 years of management experience in the private sector. Radhika 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-govermental, 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, having worked in the communications field, in both digital and traditional public relations. She 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 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.
Events and Administration Officer / Aruni Hewapathirana
Aruni graduated from the University of Colombo in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Labour Education, and in 2015 with a master’s degree in International Relations. Aruni has ten years of experience in administration and finance in the public sector, having worked at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Aruni coordinates events and the hiring out of facilities at LKI. She also assists the Executive Director in corresponding and liaising with external parties. In addition, Aruni maintains LKI’s files and records of inventory and staff attendance.
Librarian / Bhadra Jayasinghe
Ms. Bhadra Jayasinghe 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 organization in library field. She also holds the MSSc in Library & Information Science from the University of Kelaniya.
Ms. Jayasinghe was appointed as the Librarian of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies in March 2017. She started her career as a Librarian attached to the Local Government Service, and then served for more than 30 years in number of special libraries. After her retirement as the librarian at Sri Lanka Foundation she contributed her skills to several projects. Ms. Jayasinghe holds the professional membership of the Sri Lanka Library Association.
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 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. He joined LKI in 2014.
He 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.
Programmes Assistant / Mindula Bulumulla
Mindula Bulmulla completed her secondary education at Ladies' College, Colombo. At school, Mindula was a senior prefect and was involved in many extracurricular activities. She was the captain of the basketball team and held leadership positions in several student clubs and societies.
Mindula joined LKI in February 2017. She has a particular interest in International Relations and plans to pursue her higher education in the field of Law.
Research and Communications Assistant / Otto Hempel
Otto Hempel completed the International Baccalaureate programme at the Overseas School of Colombo, and later also completed the Advanced Level examination.
Otto joined LKI in February 2017, and intends to pursue Politics and International Relations at university. Prior to joining LKI Otto completed an internship as a Student Researcher at the Daily Telegraph in London.
Research and Programmes Assistant / Yasodha Rathnayake
Yasodha is an undergraduate reading for a BSc (Hons) in International Management and Business at the National School of Business Management. Her interests include reading and writing, and she was a member of the Journalist Club at Gateway College. At university, she was in charge of a youth forum that addressed various issues today's youth have to overcome.
Yasodha joined LKI in March 2017, and is keen on pursuing a career that addresses human rights, gender equality, and female empowerment.
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Research and Communications Assistant / Ashvin Perera
Ashvin Perera completed his secondary education at St. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia. He was a school prefect and was involved in many extracurricular activities. He was the Editor of the school drama society as well as the treasurer of the UN club. His hobbies include music production as well as programming.
Ashvin joined LKI in March 2017. He has a particular interest in Economics and plans to pursue a degree in Economics and Mathematics for his higher education.
Library Assistant / Sudarshi Serasinghe
Sudarshi Serasinghe completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kelaniya, where she graduated with a BA (General) Degree and received a Diploma in Library and Information Science.
Sudarshi has over two years' experience as a Trainee Library Assistant at the Colombo Public Library. She was also a Trainee Library Assistant at the Library of the Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance. Sudarshi joined LKI in March 2017.
Communications Assistant / Mariam Hussein
Mariam completed her secondary education in the United Arab Emirates and recently moved to Sri Lanka in order to continue her higher studies. She was involved in several extracurricular activities including badminton and volleyball in high school. Her interests include reading, travelling, sketching, and she has a particular interest in graphic designing.
Mariam joined LKI as a Communications Intern in April 2017. She is currently reading for her Higher National Diploma in Visual Communication.
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