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Amra Ghouse, Chair
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Muslim Moor Parents, Amra lived all her life in Sri Lanka until she moved to Canada in 2008. A Human Resources Professional and certified Life Skills Coach, Amra currently works for a reputed Charity in Toronto. Volunteering from a young age, Amra has several years of experience working on community building, peace and interfaith initiatives. She continued to volunteer after moving to Canada by volunteering in Citizenship & Immigration Canada’s Host Program through the Community Development Council of Durham where she helped a new immigrant settle and integrate in Canada. Amra has also served as the Vice President of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Toronto Chapter.
Samantha Jayasinghe, Director of Events
Samantha has an MBA from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster and a Honours Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of Western Ontario. Currently she works in the Capital Markets industry as a Project Manager for regulatory projects in North America and Asia. She has been involved in a variety of community engagements at both an academic and work level in the Toronto area. She is passionate about community building and charity events and looks forward to becoming more involved with SLWB and various other cultural groups in the community.
Jessica Jesudasan, Co-Legal Advisor
Jessica was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area to Tamil Catholic parents from Jaffna. Because of her family’s regionally and ethnically diverse group of Sri Lankan friends here in Toronto, she gained an appreciation early on for the unique nature of Sri Lanka’s regions and people, as well as the commonalities they all share. Her interest in Sri Lanka’s ethnic and political conflict was one of the earliest influences on her decision to pursue her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where she is currently a law student. Jessica also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies and Business from the University of Waterloo. She has held volunteer positions relating to the Sri Lankan community, Tamil community, student outreach, and legal education.
Rathod Ranganathan, CPA, CMA, Director of Finance
Rathodsathan Ranganathan was born in Inuvil, Sri Lanka and spent his childhood in Nigeria and Sri Lanka. He and his family immigrated to Canada in the late 1990s. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Toronto and a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). He currently works as an Accountant and is an avid tennis player and fan. Rathodsathan has been actively involved with volunteering initiatives in the community throughtout his career, most recently with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) foundation.
Lucksan Myl, Director of Business Development
Lucksan graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and minoring in Accounting. He has passed Level 1 of the CFA Program and currently works as a Senior Credit Risk Analyst at CIBC. Lucksan’s role involves participating in fundraising proposals and grants to help raise funds for SLWB initiatives.
Yohani Mendis, Marketing & Media
Yohani was born in Sri Lanka and spent her formative years in-between Bahrain and Sri Lanka. She migrated alone to Canada in 2009 and self-identifies as a Third Culture Kid. She earned her BA in international relations and English literature from the University of Toronto. Most recently, she won the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) 2018 ‘Student Communication Plan of the Year’ (Silver) for developing & executing a campaign for an Ontario-based non profit. When she’s not shuffling between homelands, she loves reading and writing fiction.
We are also grateful for the contributions made by our former volunteers: Kavitha Aryharan, Suthamie Poologasinghm, Adrian Canagasuriam, Romesh Hettiarachchi, Madhu Rupasinghe and others who wish to remain anonymous.