Sri Lankan newspaper The Island ran an article on HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, and included a segment on the Queen’s Young Leaders and the work I do. You can read it here.
Last week I had a chat about Building Bridges with Charitha Adikari, a journalist for the SBS Sinhala service in Sydney. It occurred to me rather belatedly that I’ve never actually spoken formally about my work in Sinhala, and I found myself tripped up by a lot of words and phrases, like social entrepreneur, that aren’t used in everyday speech. This is my first interview in Sinhala, so I can find plenty about my presentation to be critical about (as is typical), but I’m really glad I had the opportunity to do it so that I can get better at talking about my work comfortably in multiple languages. Many thanks also to Charitha, was patiently accommodated my requests regarding scheduling and re-scheduling, and was a very generous interviewer. You can listen to the interview here.
I’ve been listed in the social entrepreneur category on the inaugural Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list this year. To say I am honoured is an understatement; I can’t quite believe it myself! What makes it even nicer is that I am in the company of fellow Princeton (and International Food Co-op) alum Anting Liu, and Queen’s Young Leader Osama Bin Noor.
I wrote a piece for the Leading Change website that reflected on my journey as part of the Queen’s Young Leaders community and how it made me think differently about Sri Lanka’s Independence Day this year. You can read it here.
My work with Building Bridges was profiled on the Princeton Alumni Weekly blog’s Tiger of the Week feature, in a lovely piece by alum and PAW writer Jeanette Beebe.
I’m thrilled to be one of 60 Queen’s Young Leaders for 2016, and I look forward to incorporating all that I learn into my work with Building Bridges. I’ve written more in depth about what the award means for me and my work on the BB blog.