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.

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.

Sanchith Karunaratna is currently the Deputy Web Editor (English) at Ada Derana. Hailing from Kandy, he initially was employed as a journalist at the Sunday Times before joing Derana in mid 2017. Sanchith is currently a student at the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Manushi Silva is an English News Journalist at Ada Derana who joined our team in September; 2017. She started her journalism career by joining The Nation Newspaper of Rivira Media Co-operation in 2013 as a freelance journalist. She then joined The Dailynews of Associated Newspapers Company Limited (ANCL) as a full-time journalist in 2015. Her versatility in both English and Sinhala languages paved her way to write a sinhala column titled Manuge Lokaya for Dinamina features weekly. Manushi is currently an internal student at the University of Kelaniya studying a B.A. special in Translation Studies.

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