Regional Program Manager, Asia
Manori Wijesekera is the Regional Program Manager for Asia based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Soon after completing secondary school, Manori joined a weekly English newspaper as a reporter and has never looked back. Her journey in local media took her from working as a full time and freelance reporter to a research publication and then a sojourn into television, video and online media as the Regional Programme Manager for TVE Asia Pacific, a regional educational media company.
Drawn back to her first love of reporting by a Global Press invite to join the Sri Lanka News Desk in 2010, Manori continues to thrive on her three passions – words, coffee, and people – as she pushes the boundaries of kick-ass reporting with her team in Asia.
She became the Regional Editor for Asia in 2013, pioneering a new model that moved Global Press’s regional editors out of the United States.
For the First Time, Sri Lankan Plantation Workers Have Their Own Addresses and, Some Say, More Dignity