Natalie Soysa

Natalie Soysa is a photographer & writer who retired from her 13 year career in advertising to pick up her first camera soon after. Over the past 3 years, she has combined her new found eye for photography with her existing resources of perspective, idea generation, writing & design to help her become an experimental artist and advocate of social issues. She began chronicling the emerging post-war explosion of arts & culture in the country in many leading publications & webzines. Her journey has lead her to her current position as The British Council’s new head of arts in Sri …

Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai is an award winning journalist cum photojournalist, and an avid blogger. Being driven by endless passion towards profession, she continues to cover sensitive issues related to war and post war in Sri Lanka, in spite of numerous threats. Her powerful stories are told through photos. Many of her photos have travelled through the globe, have been published widely, and been exhibited worldwide. Being a go getter, numerous stories have begun to unfold with her extensive experience in the field of journalism.

Shanika Perera

Shanika Perera holds a degree in graphic design from the Academy of Design. Beyond her zealous fondness for cows, cats and chopsticks she shares a deep passion for the environment. A self styled environmentalist, her ambition and dream is to one day champion positive change in cultivating a more ‘green conscious’ society. Till then, she remains a professional graphic designer with a multitude of creative accomplishments ranging from fashion to advertising.

Asanga Welikala

Asanga Welikala specialises in comparative constitutional law and applied constitutional theory. Currently writing up his PhD thesis on plurinational constitutionalism as applied to Sri Lanka, he is ESRC Teaching Fellow in Public Law at Edinburgh Law School. He is also a Senior Researcher of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Sri Lanka, and a Project Director at the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law School. His most recent publication is the two-volume edited collection (2012) The Sri Lankan Republic at 40: Reflections on Constitutional History, Theory and Practice (Colombo: CPA). He is currently working on a number of publications, …

Sharni Jayawardena

Sharni Jayawardena is a documentary filmmaker turned photographer who likes to combine still images with people’s narratives to tell stories that resonate. She is exploring the potential of digital media in general, and audio slideshows in particular, to create and enable more democratic conversations within Sri Lanka’s despotic and repressive reality.

Sachini Perera

Sachini Perera is a freelance photographer, writer and activist from Sri Lanka. She is a strong believer in the power of photojournalism to capture and tell stories. Her work has been published in many leading Sri Lankan newspapers and webzines. In addition to photojournalism, her repertoire includes travel photography, music photography and portraiture. Sachini held her debut photography exhibition in June 2013 and has been previously exhibited in Sri Lanka and in India. In April 2013 she was one of the speakers at a TEDxChange event organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the theme of “positive disruption”. Sachini graduated in …

Tanuja Thurairajah

Tanuja Thurairajah is an independent writer/ researcher. She has a MAS in Peace & Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel and is currently finalizing her thesis entitled ‘Diasporic engagement: political participation amongst first generation Sri Lankan Tamils in Switzerland’. She is co-creator of an oral-history project, PROJECT Belonging that shares personal histories of Sri Lankans living in Switzerland. Her research interests are diaspora politics, multiculturalism and conflict.