Meet the team
Working to Connect Youth, Build Networks
We’re led by a team of passionate young thinkers, doers and dreamers – equipped with the determination and skills to unlock creative solutions in order to fortify Sri Lanka’s youth infrastructure!
Meet the team behind HYPE Sri Lanka.
President and Founder
Chiranthi Senanayake is a passionate advocate of youth empowerment incubation. She is the Founder and President of HYPE Sri Lanka and also serves as the Head of the Core Team for the Young Legal Professionals Association of Sri Lanka. She was the United Nations Youth Delegate of Sri Lanka for the year 2016/2017 and was also the Ambassador for Sri Lanka of Youth Opportunities Global. . She has completed her LLB at the University of London and her Attorneys-at-Law at Sri Lanka Law College and is in her Apprentice Year. She is also in her final year of a BA specializing in Development Policy and Management Economics.
Chanya Ranatunga is currently a third year law undergraduate at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University and is currently the Seretary of the KDU Moot Court and Debating Society.
Completing both her primary and secondary education in Gateway College Rajagiriya, she displayed talent in poetry and creative writing. She further showed a great desire in media as a member of the Dhamma School Media Unit at the Sri Kalyani Dhamma School where she gained her dhamma education.
Her desire to be a part of the communal development can be seen with her interest in social work and she currently acts as the Vice President of the Leo Club of Polgasowita.
Director of Volunteer Coordination
Yumna Azeez is a first year undergraduate currently attending the Faculty of Law at the University of Colombo. Being a keen sportswoman, she represents the University of Colombo Hockey Team at present. She is involved with AIESEC of Colombo Central at the University, is a Core Team Member of the YLPA of Sri Lanka and the Director of Volunteer Coordination of HYPE Sri Lanka. Yumna is passionate about art, literature, history and enjoys watching movies and listening to music in her spare time. She is a freelance writer as well. After the completion of her degree, she wishes to do her L.L.M and embark on various paths related to archaeology.
Director of Youth Advocacy and Activism | Convener of the Hype Academy for Human Capital Development
Niroshini holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and a Diploma in Diplomacy from Bandaranaike Diplomatic International Training Institute. She has been a Rotaractor since 2015 and a past member of the Asian Law Students Association in addition to being a member of the Global Shapers community powered by the World Economic Forum since January 2019. Niroshini strongly believes in the power of youth to make positive change in addressing issues both locally and globally and has a special interest in Human Rights, gender and justice, international relations and sustainable development.
Jeremy De Zilwa
Director of Policy Formulation | Head of the Hype Policy Tank
Director of Disability and Vulnerable Communities Representation
Co-Director of Partnerships and Networking
Shihara Ferdinando is a policy and environment conservation enthusiast. She recently graduated from Ladies’ College and is awaiting entrance into university. She was a part time teacher in her school and presently interns at Kantar Sri Lanka which is a market research agency. She is also a freelance writer. Shihara is enthusiastic about basketball and piano music and hopes to pursue her higher studies in Geography and Law.
Director of Innovations and Research
Director of Finance
Aaditha Edirisinghe is a product of Royal International School Kurunegala and Ananda College Colombo who currently studies Economics and Management at the Royal Institute Campus Colombo. His interest for youth activities stems from his involvement in various school clubs and societies in luding The Broadcasting Unit, The English Literary Union, The Commerce Society, The Debating Society and the Drama Circle of Ananda College. He is also an enthusiast of Sri Lankan traditional art, culture and music being a kandyan drumer and a tabla player himself
Director of Media Engagement and Communications
Director of Capacity Building
Secretary of Finance
Raveen Jayasinghe completed his formal education at Ananda College. He is currently reading for a Business Management Degree at the University of Kelaniya. He led a very active school life and was engaged in various societies at school. His favourite pastime is catching up on television series. His end goal in life is to start his own company in the Marketing field of Sri Lanka and grow over the years to be an industry leader.
Former Members of the Hype Sri Lanka Team
Former Director of Director of Project Management
Former Director of Capacity Building
Former Director of Policy Formulation
Former Director of Co-Director of Partnerships and Networking
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