I live in Scotland now but I am originally from Sri Lanka. I have been in UK for 7 years, now. I am an electrical engineer. I work in energy sector.
During my free time, I love cooking, reading, listening to music and watching TV series. I also love travelling. Scotland is the 4th country I have lived in.
I came to UK for my higher studies. I did my bachelors’ in Electrical and Electronics engineering and my masters in Electrical Power Engineering at Northumbria University.
I love cooking food from different countries. I love Asian food. I also write short stories when I have time. I have a writing blog and booking blog. I like reading fictional books and non-fictional books. Some recommendations are always welcome 🙂
My pronouns are:
I am an electrical engineer and I work in offshore wind, onshore wind and petrochemical projects. I help with designing wind farms.
Wind power is energy is generated directly from the wind. Wind energy is one of the renewable energy sources. Wind energy is good for the environment and does not cause pollution.
To make electricity from wind, energy companies use large windmills called wind turbines. To create a lot of energy, energy companies build large wind farms with lots of wind turbines. They usually build these in very windy places.
My Typical Day:
I normally wake up around 6am (I am a morning person :D) Then I have a coffee and start work around 7.30 am. I work from home most the time but I do go to office two times a week. I first make a list of what I want to finish that day and then check emails. I have lot of meetings to attends and when I don’t, I help my team with a new app we are developing. I also do lot of reading and calculations. When I am at the office, I have lunch with my friends around 12.00 p.m. but if I am working from home, I have lunch while I watch one of my favorite sitcoms. . I finish work at around 5.
What I'd do with the prize money:
I am a STEM ambassador, and I am a member of STEM committee at work. If I win the £500 prize, I will donate it to an organization called StemazingWomen. It is an organization which promote more diversity in STEM field.
Northumbria university 2016 – 2020
Auston Institute of Management (Sri Lanka) 2015 – 2016
Yasodara Girls’ school(Sri Lanka) 2011 – 2014
Nalanda Girls’ central college(Sri Lanka) 2002 – 2010
Roman catholic school(Sri Lanka) 2000- 2002
O-Levels – 8As and 1C
A- Levels – 2S 1C
Sri Lankan grading systems is different than UK grading system. In Sri Lanka
A – 75 to 100
B – 65 to 74
C – 50 to 64
S – 35 to 49
HND in Electronics Engineering
BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
MSc in Electrical Power Engineering
Post office assistant – Greenway post office, Newcastle (2018 – 2021)
Shop assistant – Londis, Newcastle (2017 – 2021)
Graduate Electrical Engineer – Worley ( (2021 Sep – 2023 Feb)
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Friendly electrical engineer
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to finish my degree and wanted to gain extra skills.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I did do some harmless pranks when I was in school.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Probably a zoo keeper
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Sri Lankan chicken curry
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Free travelling for rest of my life, loving houses for all the stray animals, dream jobs for everyone
Tell us a joke.
Why don't scientists dont trust atoms? Because they make up everything (Sorry :D)