Shalindri Malawana’s background is a whole mix of things. Her education was in fashion design but her professional choices led her down a completely different path. “I studied in Malaysia and worked there for a couple of years in public relations and marketing,” she tells me. “The year I returned to Sri Lanka wasn’t a great one for the fashion industry, so I asked myself what else I enjoyed doing. I narrowed in on events and PR.” This led Shalindri to ABC Radio for a short stint followed by KISS FM for 3 years. “After a while, you plateau and find yourself seeking more fulfillment out of your career,” she shares. “This is why I started sending out my CV, very randomly, not knowing what I desired to do or where I wanted to end up. All I knew was that I needed an active, fun role.”
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