Our covergirl Amanda Jayatissa is savouring her literary success as the winner of the prestigious Fairway National Literary Award 2018. Her first
literary effort ‘The Other One’, is a Sci-Fi fantasy book which took her two years to write. Having been rejected by international publishers Amanda took the brave step of self publishing her book. Amanda hopes her success will inspire others to write as she subscribes to the thought that everyone has an interesting story to relate.

We also feature Shalin and Shiwantha, the brothers behind Spa Ceylon. Shining a beacon for Entrepreneurial talent in Sri Lanka, the brothers are role models for other young aspiring Sri Lankan entrepreneurs. Their superior ayurvedic products coupled with spa treatments helped them strike a winning note with the company receiving several global awards for their entrepreneurship. With over 65 spas and stores scattered across the globe
from Asia to Europe, the brothers have set their sights on the Americas too, thus
conquering the world!

Kamaj Silva, made redundant from his job in Canada with $700 to his name, followed his dream and launched Sneakertub, the world’s first sneaker subscription service. He turned over $200,000 in his first year and when he
auditioned for Dragon’s Den, the investors backed him for his unique idea.
We are proud to feature Shelton Flamer- Caldera, as the legend in this issue. A man whose life embodied the kind of service and bravery equivalent to that of a mighty hero Shelton, was one of the first Ceylonese to join the Royal Air Force as a Spitfire pilot. He carried out dozens of sorties protecting the Lancaster bombers over Germany and eventually came good in the Battle of Britain,
earning himself the distinguished Flying Cross.

Hi!! was thrilled to be a part of the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018 which featured Booker prize winning author Richard Flanagan, Lord Puttnam and Dame Maggie Smith along with the many other literati who attended the festival.