The values we were taught are the ones that define me


When I joined RIS after leaving a Sinhala medium school, I thought I’d have a tough time adapting to the language while keeping up with my studies. I was wrong. The continuous support of the teachers helped me with the transition and their encouragement drove me to explore new extra-curricular activities. In time, I took up athletics and cricket and even served as a school prefect towards the end of my time there. One of the most fulfilling things I remember was the humanitarian project we organized as prefects, where we helped provide ameneties to a rural school. It was recognized as the second best reconciliation projects by Sri Lanka Unites, the youth movement. After my A/Ls in Commerce, I left RIS ready to take on the world. The friends I made then are still in my life today even though I’m far from home, the values we were taught are the ones that define me, and the memories I made there are the ones I cherish the most.


I’ll always be thankful to the RIS family, who helped and encouraged me up to where I am today.

Academic and career highlights

  1. 2012 completed GCE Advanced Level Commerce stream
  2. 2013  commenced CIMA UK program and completed until Managerial level
  3. 2013-2015 Joined Ernst and Young as Audit trainee and was promoted as a senior accountant. Ernst and Young is one of the “BIG FOUR” audit firs in the world.
  4. 2015-2018 Graduated Graduated on 2018 July with a bachelor of Business degree majoring in Accounting and Economics from La Trobe university Melbourne. La trobe university is ranked in 7th in Australia and 2nd in Victoria.
  5. 2019 Currently completing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA Australia) program while working at Grand Hyatt Melbourne as an Assistant Accountant(Intern). Hyatt group is considered to be one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For By Fortune.