Ada Derana Author Profiles

Yusuf Ariff is a Web Editor (English) based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He joined Ada Derana in early 2011 and covers everything from politics, current affairs, sports, tech, entertainment and arts, with a focus on news in Sri Lanka.

He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Interactive Media and an Edexcel Diploma in Multimedia.

Binoy Suriyaarachchi received his B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Before joining Ada Derana, he worked as a journalist at two national newspapers since 2011 where he helped cover major stories including Welikada prison riot, Matale mass grave and Aluthgama riot. In various capacities in digital communication operations with Ada Derana, leading to his present assignment as Deputy Editor, he has acquired skills in tasks including analysing and creating digital content for social media platforms, drafting Facebook posts and tweets, implementing social media campaigns and review them, writing feature and news articles on a wide range of topics including political, security and economic issues.

Roosindu Peris is an Assistant Web Editor (English) at Ada Derana, who had joined in 2017. She is a school leaver who has just graduated from the Colombo International School (Colombo).

Ayshwarya Yapa is an Assistant Web Editor (English) at Ada Derana. She joined Ada Derana in 2017, soon after graduating from Elizabeth Moir School. She will be commencing her undergraduate studies in late 2017.