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-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, 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 organisation in the 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 a number of special libraries. After her retirement as the librarian at Sri Lanka Foundation, she contributed her skills to several projects. Ms. Jayasinghe is also a member of the Sri Lanka Library Association.
Project Coordinator / Nicola Wijeyarathna
Nicola began working at LKI in July 2016, initially as a Programmes Assistant, and in her present role of Project Coordinator since January 2017. Nicola is a graduate of the Elizabeth Moir School, where she served as Community Service leader in her final year. She was a member of various student clubs, and with a keen interest in language and literature, was active in the Press and Essay clubs. She also participated in voluntary activities hosted by groups such as the Rotaract Club of Colombo, and Habitat for Humanity.
Nicola plans to pursue her higher education in the liberal arts, in the fields of International Relations and Political Science.
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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.
Programmes and Communications Assistant / Ashcharya de Silva
Ashcharya joined LKI in June 2017. She is currently reading for her BSc in International Relations at the University of London.
Ashcharya completed her secondary education at Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya and was a member of several student clubs including the house debating team. Her hobbies include horse riding, scuba diving, travelling, and she has a particular interest in fashion designing.
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.
Research and Programmes Assistant / Dinuka Malith
Dinuka joined LKI in June 2017. He is currently an undergraduate student at Tulane University, completing his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics.
Dinuka completed his secondary education at Wycherley International School, Colombo. He has a keen interest and hopes to pursue a career in international and public economics. He is also passionate about soccer and regularly played for both his school and university.
Research and Programmes Assistant / Amjad Hamza
Amjad joined LKI in July 2017. He is currently in his final year at Elizabeth Moir School and is studying Maths, Further Maths, History and Economics.
Amjad enjoys public speaking, particularly debating, and has been on the school debate team for two years. In addition to being a Prefect, he is also a keen actor, having played roles in several school productions. He also has a keen interest in robotics, quizzes and MUN. He hopes to pursue his higher studies in the economics and public policy fields.
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