Founder, Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc.
Dissanayake was thousands of miles away from his home just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital, studying finance and preparing for a job in investment banking, when the 2004 tsunami hit. Like many, though, he was shaken by the destruction and moved to help rebuild the human and physical capital of the struggling country. That inspiration led him to create a social enterprise dedicated to educate the underserved in Sri Lanka. That venture, now called Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc.