Tharindra Arumapperuma

Youth Representative, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Tharindra is an Emerging Leader representing the Asia Pacific Region in the International Council of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award since 2017. She has achieved all three levels of the Award Programmeand volunteers as trainer for the Award in Sri Lanka and globally. She has over 7 years of experience working with young people from various backgrounds and has been ableto empower young lives mentoring them on various projects based on Leadership, Life skills and Community Service.

She is a fresh International Business Management graduate from Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) Sri Lanka awarded by University of Staffordshire, UK and is currently consulting as a project coordinator with Curve Up Pvt Ltd to offer guidance on the incubation and seed funding project for start-up entrepreneurs selected by UNDP Hackadev programme. She is a proud Prime Ministers Award achiever as Ranger from the Girl Guides Association Sri Lanka in 2016 and has been offering her expertise in the panel of restructuring the Rangers Handbook. Tharindra is also a member of the Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka (YANSL) which is mainly focusing on sexual education and gender-based violence.