Strategic Inspirations Pvt Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Position Held: Associate
SIPL originated from the experience and expertise of Peter Rezel, a prominent management consultant
in Sri Lanka. After working as a private consultant for a number of years in the non-governmental
sector, Peter Rezel established SIPL in 2007. My work at SIPL focused on two areas – strategy
development and evaluations. Strategy development involved the use of result oriented tools and
approaches to help organizations develop their programmatic and institutional goals for a stipulated
period of time. The SIPL team works closely with the client through discussions and workshops to
identify specific activities and outputs that are articulated in the Strategic Plan. My contribution was to
assist in the workshops, note-taking, and compiling and drafting the strategic planning reports.
Evaluations are undertaken when an organization seeks to review its performance. This involves a
detailed analysis and evaluation of its governance structure, systems and processes, human resources,
and financial management. Information is gathered through field visits, interviews with management,
employees, clients, and other stakeholders, and review of organizational records. I contributed to each
component in the evaluation process (field visits, interviews, and documentation review), and was
responsible for the drafting and compilation of the evaluation report.
Clients of SIPL included local and international non-governmental organizations, international donor
agencies, and regional development agencies.
The assignments that I was involved in at SIPL and as a member of Peter Rezel’s team (prior to 2007) are
South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) – strategy development – 2009
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) - strategy development – 2009
Family Rehabilitation Center (FRC) – evaluation – 2009
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) – evaluation - 2009
Asian Development Bank (ADB) - stakeholder analysis - 2008
Center for Poverty Analysis - strategy development – 2008
Institute of Human Rights - strategy development – 2004/05
Women and Media Collective - strategy development - 2004/05
South Asia Partnership (SAPSri) - strategy development – 2004/05
Facilitating Local Initiatives for Conflict Transformation (FLICT) – evaluation – 2004/05
International Student and Scholar Services, Binghamton University, New York, U.S.A.
Position Held: Orientation Assistant
June 2006 to August 2006
My principal task as Orientation Assistant was to compile and update the International Student
Handbook. This involved contacting university offices to obtain information about their services and to
include it in the Handbook. I was also required to design and update brochures and flyers, coordinate
payment of fees with university accounts, and assist in workshops.
ZOA Refugee Care, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Position Held: Management Secretary
April 2002 to May 2003
ZOA is an international non-governmental agency engaged in humanitarian and community development
work in conflict affected and disaster prone areas. As the Management Secretary, I assisted the
Country Director and Administrations Manager. My tasks included recording minutes at management
meetings, assisting managers in preparing project proposals, and maintaining employee files (leave
records, health insurance, and contract renewals).
Marubeni Corporation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Position Held: Marketing Executive
October 1996 to March 2001
Marubeni is one of the oldest trading houses in Japan with around 180 branch offices around the
world. The main activities of the Colombo branch office were general trading, power, and
telecommunication projects. As a Marketing Executive, my tasks involved sourcing raw materials (yarn,
chemicals, and zinc by-products) for local manufacturers. I was responsible for the coordination of the
order from inquiry stage to the clearing of shipments.
On assignment in Batticaloa July 2009