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Miles to go before I sleep

Miles to go before I sleep

May 6, 2018

A few weeks back, while traveling to Kandy I passed the now-reconstructed Kadugannawa ambalama (wayside rest) that stood against the thickets of the Kadugannawa hill. The sight reminded me of the last were from the famous poem ‘Stopping by the woods’ by Robert Frost…

මෙලෝ රහක් නෑ!

මෙලෝ රහක් නෑ!

May 6, 2018

විනාඩි පහකින් විතර, පොඩ්ඩක් එහෙන්-මෙහෙන් මොඩිෆයි (modify) කරපු කොළපාට ටුක් එකක් මගේ ඉස්සරහා නැවැත්තුවා.

පොහොසත් සිතක්

පොහොසත් සිතක්

May 6, 2018

අපි ටිකක් වෙලා ඉන්න කොට ඔන්න එක වයසක අංකල් කෙනෙක් ත්‍රීවිල් එක නැවැත්තුවා. අපි ගණන් අහන්නේ නැතුවම වාහනේට ගොඩවුණා.

Hi There!

I’m glad you visited and I hope you find something here that you can take away with you.

The purpose of this page is to introduce you to what I have to offer and I would be thrilled if you think the read was worth your time.

Thank You!

P.S. I do pro bono consultation and skills-training if I have a genuine interest in the topic / cause or product. 🙂

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~Hiyal Biyagamage – Journalist ~

Portia is a seasoned communicator

I had the pleasure of working with her for the last one year, collaborating on several projects at PickMe. Her skills and expertise in public relations, corporate communication, and content development are exemplary; skills that I look forward to honing as an upcoming public relations professional. Portia is a person with a strong ownership and driving for results all the time. She sees and can address everything from the big picture to the details. A creative and energetic soul, Portia is solutions-oriented and highly motivated with great leadership skills. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors and she is a great asset to any company that she is with.

~Hiyal Biyagamage – Journalist ~

~Fathhi Mohamed – Co-Founder at Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka (PVT) Ltd. ~

I have admired the way she handled very serious challenges

She is single-handedly handling the social media. PickMe’s social media channels are used as customer touch points. Especially post service. Since we are a platform business, we don’t directly control the drivers as well as passengers. This give the challenge of balancing situations. These situations happens on a daily basis.. and she became a pro at handling these from the inception. Her contribution of handling the situations immensely helps PickMe to disrupt the space. I have admired the way she handled couple of very serious challenges posted towards us which had the substance to build a bad reputation, where she converted to our advantage. 

Her style of maneuvering English, creative Sinhala and the admirable creativity has shaped her career as well as the company…

~Fathhi Mohamed – Co-Founder at Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka (PVT) Ltd. ~
~Reeza Zarook  – Former CEO at Digital Commerce Lanka (PVT) Ltd.~

I’d have her back tomorrow!

“Portia is fearless – and in a work environment where challenging boundaries is encouraged she is a huge asset. I was fortunate to watch Portia grow into the professional she is today, taking on all kinds of roles and executing them brilliantly. Teaching someone technical skills is one thing – but having an employee who absorbs and gives back with creativity and empathy is something special. I’d have her back tomorrow!”

~Reeza Zarook  – Former CEO at Digital Commerce Lanka (PVT) Ltd.~