Azara, Pathum and Yathusha, 3 dynamic creative initiatives operating within Sri Lanka’s creative economy, on the story of their journey to where they are today. 

Azara Jaleel – Editor in-Chief, Artra Magazine

Founded Sri Lanka only contemporary arts print magazine Artra is now a multi platform initiative devoted to promoting artistic expression. Artra promotes contemporary visual, performance, written, applied and culinary arts.  In this video, founder of Artra, Azara Jaleel reflects on the potential for building an ecosystem that embraces, both the traditional and contemporary, creative and cultural economy.

Pathum Egodawatte – Type designer, Font Engineer and Researcher

Passionate about the importance of realising the potential of the creative economy in Sri Lanka to empower young people Pathum speaks about the role of Akuru in the creative economy. In this video, Pathum gives us an insight into the activities and passion that drives the  ‘Akuru community’ in promoting the art and design of typography. 

Yathusha Kulenthiran – Olai Shop

Kilinochchi based young entrepreneur Yathusha on her challenging journey to establish her online E business, Olai Shop, marketing and promoting palmyrah products, to overseas markets. Supporting over 35 women creative producers Yathusha firmly believes that Olai can build a larger e commerce platform for selling local products and amplifying the arts and craft culture of Sri Lanka.

Azara Jaleel – Editor in-Chief, Artra Magazine with Sinhala Subtitles

Azara Jaleel – Editor in-Chief, Artra Magazine with Tamil Subtitles

Pathum Egodawatte – Type designer, Font Engineer and Researcher with Sinhala Subtitles

Pathum Egodawatte – Type designer, Font Engineer and Researcher with Tamil Subtitles

Yathusha Kulenthiran – Olai Shop with Sinhala Subtitles

Yathusha Kulenthiran – Olai Shop with Tamil Subtitles