ASIA’S MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER OF THE YEAR 2021
At a young age winning Asia's Motivational Speaker Of The Year is not the most important thing… For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.”
Titled Mr Gay World Sri Lanka 2021 and also coming under the most 17 inspirational LGBTIQ youth icons in Sri Lanka, I am a professional model, actor and a social media influencer with a dedicated and strong work ethic.
Also I am the only candidate from Sri Lanka who got nominated to represent Sri Lanka in Commonwealth Youth Council Committee Election 2021.
I am a socially conscious activist with a constant passion to serve the young and marginalized community in uplifting their confidence to gain a sense of identity and belonging. As a public icon, I have a keen understanding on the importance of gender identity and equality, youth advocacy, youth participation in leadership and community engagement.
Since my public disclosure as a gay individual, I was recognized as one of the most influencing gay icon in Sri Lanka and it provided me with the opportunity to help break the stigma and silence against the discrimination of LGBTQI community in Sri Lanka.
Upon being harassed on social media by local content creators, I took the initiative to spark action against the perpetrators which resulted in a movement across social media in creating awareness to protect LGBTQI individuals from being discriminated against for their sexual orientation. In 2020 I joined as a volunteer for ‘Me for My Self’ youth initiative campaign dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of young people in the Asia Pacific. It’s a joint initiative of UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Office Thailand and YPEER Asia Pacific Regional Office Thailand. For taking part in this directive I was awarded with a special appreciation certificate for using my own original content for awareness on mental health In 2021 I became a team leader for Asia Pacific region in the same mental health campaign.
A great leader is expected to be an effective communicator and strong communication skills enables one to effectively articulate and disseminate information throughout a community. I have a proven track record as a great communicator, vastly through social media channels where I have utilized my skills to be the voice to the voiceless. This initiative enabled me to reach out to a great number of individuals in local communities and help protect them against discrimination and also provide counselling on mental health and well-being.
I am an enthusiastic individual who always strives to help the people in need and I always had a passion for social and community service work and is willing to lend a helping hand as to do my part to make the world a better place.
Furthermore, I’m currently engaged as a Customer Service professional in a leading global Fintech Organization. I consistently demonstrate the role of Accountability in my active job role where I always strive to account for my business actions in response to a customer’s request for information or help. Decision Making is another core competency persistent in my current job role, where I am required to solve a wide array of issues faced by customers and execute the required actions based on situational judgement.
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