About me

I'm Sri Lankan born, and moved to Australia when I was 14. I live with my husband and our dog Ziggy (a kelpie x rescue from Newman). I work at Rio Tinto as a Mining Executive, supporting with strategic projects for 17 different Iron Ore mine sites. I love to travel, read and hike in my spare time. I'm also number 1 babysitter and (only) favourite aunt to my 4 year old nephew.

Why I decided to become a Mentor...

I've been volunteering for the last 5ish years and wanted to find something where I could tangibly make a difference.

Why I would recommend becoming a Mentor...

The trusting relationships you build with the children and seeing the impact you can make on their futures is worth all the time you dedicate to it.

Ashinka Weeratunge
MENTOR