Azara Jaleel, Pathum Egodawattta, and Yathusha Kulenthiran, three dynamic creative entrepreneurs operating within Sri Lanka’s creative sector, reflect on their journey in the creative economy.
Azara Jaleel – Editor-in-Chief, Artra Magazine
Founded in 2012, Sri Lanka’s 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, Azara Jaleel, founder of Artra, reflects on their contribution to the creative economy and the potential for building an ecosystem that embraces both the traditional and contemporary creative and cultural economy.
Pathum Egodawatta – 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 its activities and the passion that drives the ‘Akuru community’ in promoting the art and design of typography.
Yathusha Kulenthiran – Founder, Olai Shop
Kilinochchi based young entrepreneur Yathusha speaks of 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 to sell local products and amplify the arts and craft culture of Sri Lanka.