When I left Curtin after graduation, I felt that the most important thing was not just what we learnt. In 2009, Sri Lanka had about 700 alumni from various disciplines. I was inspired by the concept of networking and wanted to build a Curtin community in Sri Lanka.
Initially we formed a community called “C4 – Crazy Curtin Comrades of Ceylon” which comprised Curtin graduates from Year 2009. We had lot of fun while working towards the betterment of the country and taking the Curtin name to the Sri Lanka population. This led towards building the Curtin Alumni Sri Lanka Chapter in 2011 which is currently one of the most active alumni communities in Sri Lanka.
Professor Andris Stelbovics and Professor Kevin Fynn are among the top of the list of my inspirations who helped us to groom the alumni in Sri Lanka. We also had Mr. Sunimal Weerasooriya, an alumnus who was the head of one of the subsidiaries of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka pushing us to continue working towards spreading the Curtin name in Sri Lanka.
The Curtin Degree, the network of Alumni and the knowledge passed through Curtin professionals helped me to reach the heights within no time.
Thank you Curtin, and I’m proud to be a Curtin alumnus.