Indigenous Community of Eastern Coastal-Sri Lanka
Director Biography - Kingsly Rathnayaka
My name is Kingsly Rathnayaka and I currently reside in Victoria. In 2001, I graduated from The University of Colombo, Sri Lanka where I majored in journalism, international relations, and the Sinhala language. I am an experienced electronic media personality with over 28 years of experience in various roles in the media industry in Sri Lanka. My work has been recognized by national bodies and several overseas organizations. I have received state awards for Best TV Presenter of the Year, Best Current Affairs Program of the Year, Best Political Program of the Year, and many more. Currently, I produce and present a one-hour television programme Channel 31, targeting the Sri Lankan community living in Melbourne, and on CCTV+ for online audiences living globally. Out of all these media roles, I particularly enjoy investigative journalism. I am committed to preserving the cultures of marginalized or minority groups whose cultures are at risk of being diminished by mainstream culture.