A woman with a cause
Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka|April-June 2020
Shiandra Gooneratne is in a bat t le against an age-old enemy and plans to make a difference
THARUMALEE SILVA

As I sit across the almost21-year-old in front of me, I feel nothing but pride—she’s a gal beyond her years, in wisdom and perseverance. Shiandra was named as one of the top 7 public speakers in the world by the English Speaking Union in 2017. Today, she’s a second-year law student and the founder of Concrete Angels, a network working towards combatting child sexual abuse in Sri Lanka.

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