For 65 minutes weekly Janma Bhoomi aims to keep Singhalese in touch with their motherland and educate the younger generation born here about the history and nature of Sri Lanka. There are historical stories and events, news and current affairs, poetry, prose and drama, festival celebrations, all wrapped around with both old and modern music.
Nilupul has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting. But on the radio she’s an actress, singer, technician and producer. Nilupul has a passion for music, singing and dancing. She plays the piano and has been a member of a choir, western and eastern bands. She is a ballet fan, loves theatre, musicals, romantic and comedy movies.
Pearl was educated at St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo. She obtained her degree and post-graduate Education diploma at the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. Following some years of teaching she worked as Executive Director/CEO for the Association of Accounting Technicians, Sri Lanka. Pearl enjoys reading, writing, music, drama and movies and helping in the community.
Chandra undertook an MSc. (Computing) at the University of Colombo and worked as an Assistant Lecturer there, and later at the Sri Lankan Institute of Advanced Technical Education. After arriving in New Zealand, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing and tutored at MIT and Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Her talents include Website Design & Creation and she enjoys community work. Currently working as Editor for USLA (Auckland), Chandra unwinds by listening to classical music.
Holding a Masters in Public Administration, Upali served as a Class 1 officer in Sri Lanka’s Administrative Service. He has served the country in various public service roles for 35 years and still serves as a Disciplinary Inquiry Officer for the Sri Lankan Government. His most memorable experiences are serving rural communities while working remotely as a Divisional Secretary. Upali’s hobbies include collecting internationally acclaimed movies and musical audio. He currently serves as Secretary for USLA Auckland.
Krishan completed an MSc degree in Engineering before undertaking Postgraduate studies at the University of Auckland. He served as president of Science, Literature, and the Buddhist society for two consecutive years and worked in the university Mathematics department before moving to Spark NZ. Krishan is the founding Principal of the Auckland Centre for Buddhist Learning. A rugby fan and experienced cricket trainer, he had his first taste of radio production at just 11 years old.
An Ayurvedic doctor and founder of Ceylon Ayurveda in New Zealand, Nilakshi (BAMS, Hons) graduated from University of Colombo and is a registered New Zealand Natural Health Practitioner. A yoga practitioner who conducts public yoga and meditation programmes, she has also won numerous Dance awards and Best Drama Actress awards in the All Island competition in Sri Lanka. Nilakshi loves singing and playing musical instruments, and values kindness and humanity.