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Our Team

Dr. Dinesh Watawana


The Geo-Explore Foundations is headed by award-winning Sri Lankan journalist, communications and business consultant Dr.Dinesh Watawana. A former correspondent for The Sunday Times, Asiaweek and The Reader’s Digest, he has been an ardent follower of Sri Lanka’s socio-economic sphere including policies, practices and circumstances that lead to blatant destruction of forests and other wildlife and initiated GeoExplore Foundation with a view to fulfilling his life-long desire to do ‘what one man can do’ by mustering more like-minded people and institutions.

Dr. Kala Oshadi Peiris

Director Operations

The first Sri Lankan woman to become an Eisenhower Fellow, Dr. Kala Oshadi Peiris is an Attorney-at-Law and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration while her diverse portfolio includes post graduate qualifications in Conflict Resolution, Developmental Science, Human Rights & Social Justice.  Dr. Peiris has a BSc in Bio Science, Masters in Law and an MBA.  She is a Director at Center for Women’s Research and her illustrious career includes Senior Consultancy positions with the UN FAO, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Price Waterhouse Cooper and CARE International.  She is also on the Board of several national and international bodies and is also a visiting lecturer at several higher education institutes including Univerity of Colombo

Susantha Senaratne

Manager Sustainable Development

Seasoned wildlife and sustainable development specialist Susantha Senaratne’s fields of study and professional acumen include the spheres of agriculture, organic farming and crop management, agroforestry and wildlife management. He has over 25 years of experience in sustainable tourism, organic cultivation and wildlife management.

Dilrukshi Ambegoda

Lead Finance

Specialized in Finance from University of Sri Jayewardenepura Dilrukshi has experience with several reputed companies and government institutions. She has volunteer exposure in well known NGOs. She is well versed in a broad range of Accounting, Finance and Administrative Functions with a result-driven approach.

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