Our flourishing internship programme continues to give our students the opportunity to find out more about possible future careers and to broaden their horizons through practical experience of what they learn in the classroom.

Five of our students had the chance to shadow Dr. Nalaka Gunawansa, a leading Consultant Vascular and Transplant Surgeon, for two weeks. As well as observing clinics and numerous surgeries at several hospitals including a kidney transplant, a vascular bypass for the leg, the removal of an infected Arterio-venous fistula and harvesting the kidneys from a cadaver, they were even able to scrub in and assist in some of these operations.

Mira Gunawansa worked for one month at the Ministry of Justice on a UNDP programme to set up the first ever witness protection programme in Sri Lanka. Part of her work involved spreading awareness, which led to her working with Ashan Wijesinghe, who was interning at advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi. His role there also included a proposal for a CSR video for John Keels Holdings and assisting with an Electronic Direct Mail (EDM) for SriLankan Airlines. Anya Law did work experience at another advertising company, BBDO, as well as assisting the social media team at Colombo Fashion Week. While there, she met Savannah Ratnayake, who was working as an assistant to one of the designers, Charini.

Investment research and analysis remain popular options for our Economics students. Maahir Ur Rahman looked into hotel strategy at Stax Inc. and Saira Meyler worked at Asia Securities. Meanwhile, Ashfath Ifham helped to develop an App called Storylize at software company WSO2 and Nicholas Manuelpillai went to Colombo Design Studio.

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