Radhika joined LKI in February 2017.
She overlooks Programme Coordination, Finance, Human Resource, and Administrative functions at the LKI. In the absence of the Executive Director, she acts as the Officer in Charge (OIC).
Radhika has over 13 years of management experience, over ten years in the private sector, and over 3 years in the public/non-profit 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), UK.
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 has followed the Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations at the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies in Colombo.
She has represented LKI several international forums including, at the Annual Meeting of the Oxford Policy Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) in Beijing.
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. She is currently reading for her Masters in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Napier University. 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.
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Librarian and Government Relations Officer / 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.
Finance, Procurement and Human Resources Officer / Nihal Vitharana
Nihal joined LKI in 2019.
He has 23 years of experience in the public sector. He is a Public Management Assistant Service Class l Officer, and holds a certificate-level course in Stores Management in the public sector.
At LKI, Nihal handles the financial transactions of the Institute and prepares the monthly statements of accounts. He also maintains all records related to the personnel of LKI, and attends to repairs of all equipment.
Programmes and Events Officer / Chamodhi Hettiarchchi
Chamodhi joined LKI in September 2018.
Chamodhi obtained a BBA with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Colombo, specialising in human resource management. She holds a Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom.
Her duties include coordinating LKI events, and management of bookings for The Lighthouse Auditorium and Lawns.
Executive Assistant / Shashindri Gunasinghe
Shashindri joined LKI in July 2019.
She obtained her Diploma in Law from the University of London, and completed her secondary education at Bishop’s College, Colombo 3. As a student, she was actively involved in various extra-curricular activities including, dancing, badminton and chess.
She has over two years of work experience, including as a Public Relations Officer at the United Nations Refugee Agency.
At LKI, Shashindri is responsible for assisting the Executive Director, and assists with the Institute’s day-to-day administrative tasks.
Caretaker / K.S. Priyankara
Priyankara joined LKI in July 2018.
He has worked for several NGOs based in Sri Lanka, such as the Food and Agricultural Organization, CARE International, and the International Water Management Institute. He also has several years of event management experience, and is skilled in the operation of audiovisual equipment.
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 / H.G. Dayananda
Dayananda joined LKI in July 2018.
He has over 27 years of experience as a driver-cum-office assistant. Prior to joining LKI, he worked for 15 years as a Senior Driver and Office Assistant for the Asia regional office of the Stromme Foundation, a Norwegian NGO. He has also served as a driver for a food company in Saudi Arabia, and for various private companies based in Colombo.
Office Assistant / Nilantha Kumara
Nilantha joined LKI in March 2019.He has over two decades of experience working under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.In his capacity at LKI, Nilantha assists the administrative staff to carry out their official duties, overlooks office maintenance, and assists in the delivery of office documents.
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