Who we are

 

Sharadha de Saram

After completing her film studies at The Berlin Film Academy, Germany, Sharadha worked as Film Editor with Sender Freies Berlin (Radio Berlin Brandenburg) the national TV station of Berlin, and later with The Social Development Commission and the Agency for Public Information, Government of Jamaica, West Indies. With the introduction of television to Sri Lanka Sharadha returned home to head the Current Affairs Division of the State Television Station, Rupavahini. 

Sharadha de Saram has scripted and directed numerous documentaries on development issues for both Government and Non-Government Organizations. She later, moved onto focusing on children’s issues when she worked as Media Consultant with UNICEF, Sri Lanka. Her interest in children led to her writing the book. ‘One Country & One People’ an illustrated story book for children. 

It was her continuing interest in issues related to women & children that she, along with another family, set up a family charity The Sunshine Charity, in Sambalthiviu, Trincomalee, with the aim of providing both short-term and long-term support to children. 

In 1989, she was awarded the Zonta Club of Sri Lanka’s Woman of Achievement Award – The Arthur C. Clark Award for Television Direction and Production.

Sharadha de Saram served as Member of the National Board of Habitat for Humanity, Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2010. She is the Post-Tsunami Consultant in Sri Lanka for Give2Asia, established by The Asia Foundation to promote philanthropy to Asia. In 2008, she was appointed Project Director of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation which will preserve the documentary film heritage of Sri Lanka.

She is a Communications Specialist by profession and works as an independent TV script writer. Sharadha is a former student of Bishop’s College, Colombo.


Sharadha de Saram


Email: sha_desaram@yahoo.com
------sdesaram@give2asia.org


 

Tesalia de Saram

Tesalia de Saram was born and raised in Sri Lanka, later moving to the United States for higher education. She attended boarding school at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts and university at Middlebury College in Vermont. She also spent a year at La Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Tesalia worked in finance for several years before making a career switch to food media. She plays the cello and piano and lives in New York City with her husband, son and two boxer dogs.

Tesalia de Saram

Email: tdesaram@gmail.com


 

Kamini Mukunthan
Marketing Manager- Daily Mirror Life/ WOW

Kamini Mukunthan is a former student of Bishop's College, Colombo. After leaving College Kamini joined Air Ceylon as a Stewardess and was absorbed later to Air Lanka when she was designated Chief Stewardess. She joined the garment buying house, Banaras as a Merchandiser and later worked as the Country Manager of British VAT. Kamini joined the Wijeya Newspaper Marketing Team and went on to be the Marketing Manager- Daily Mirror Life of the same group, an appointment she holds up to now.

Kamini's interest in charitable work paved the way to joining Lion's Club International. Since 1998, she has been a Cabinet Officer serving as International Youth Chairperson and the International Club Twinning and International Youth Exchange Chairperson in the Lion's District 306C2 Sri Lanka.

Kamini serves as a member of the Bishop's College Past Pupils Association, and the BC Auditorium Committee.


Kamini Mukunthan


Email: kaminim@wijeya.lk


 

Ishviyan de Saram

Ishviyan de Saram was born and raised in Sri Lanka. He attended Rollins College where he pursued his higher education, earning a degree in economics. He currently lives in New York City and works as a consultant in the financial services industry for Ernst & Young.


Ishviyan de Saram


Email: ishez@yahoo.com


 

Roshan Peries

Roshan Peries is the Regional Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility Services East Asia for the Consumer Testing Services of the Swiss based organization, SGS LANKA (PVT) LTD. Her responsibilities include, managing and developing inspections for CSR businesses, textiles, toys, and food testing laboratories. Also developing and implementation of the marketing plan / budgets for the division, building image for Sri Lanka in the international buyer communities to enhance business and representing Sri Lanka in sales promotions held by SGS group and in other chambers/trade development activities to promote business and building and maintaining public/customer relationships. Roshan did her undergraduate studies at the University of Houstan, Texas, USA graduating with a BA in Management. She also has an MBA in Management/ Marketing from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She served as Member of the National Board of Habitat for Humanity, Sri Lanka from 2003 to 2009. As Chairman of the Lanka Prison Fellowship Roshan works with prisoners from 11 prisons island-wide for their spiritual, moral, physical and social wellbeing.


Roshan Peries


Email: roshan_peries@sgs.com
------roshan.peries@sgs.com