Judges

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  • Pawan Kalugala

    VIHANGA PERERA

    Vihanga Perera is a writer of fiction and poetry, a literature critique and conservationist. He has won the Gratiaen Prize (2014) and the State Literary Award (2015) for his poetry. He has also been a lecturer in English Literature at the Universities of Peradeniya and Sri Jayewardenepura.


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  • Pawan Kalugala

    PIA GADKARI

    Pia is a journalist with Bloomberg News, currently covering the global technology industry. She has worked at the BBC and Reuters in cities over the world, including Mumbai, London and Washington DC. Before that, Pia studied History at Oxford University and has a passion for film, literature and travel. She lives with her husband in New York City.


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  • Pawan Kalugala

    DILHANI THANTIRIMUDALIGE

    Dilhani Thantirimudalige is a poet and a free-lance communication specialists who hails from Kandy. She began writing and publishing poetry as a young student of Good Shepard Convent. Her poem at that time “The world I see” was chosen to be published in the American Poetry Anthology of 1991. Among her favorite styles of writing are the narrative and confessional poems that share expressions of memories and experience. She owns a Bachelors Degree in the stream of social sciences from the open university of Colombo. Presently she lives with her husband and two children in Homagama.


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  • Pawan Kalugala

    GEHAN TALWATTE

    Gehan Talwatte is a London based media entrepreneur and investor. He chronicles his search for the best martini at martinimandate.com


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  • Pawan Kalugala

    AMEETA CHATTERJEE

    Ameeta has over 20 years of corporate experience in developing, managing, financing and executing projects for corporate sector across in India and UK. She now works as an advisor to startup companies on finance and business strategy with her consulting firm Espandere Advisors. She has authored two books ‘A Jouney in Love’ and ‘Joyful Soul – Rellections of a Happy Soul’. Ameeta graduated in Bachelors in Commerce from Lady Sriram College for Women, Delhi University and she is a management graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.


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