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Chief Consultant

Dinesh Watawana

Chief Consultant

Working Experience

  • Counts over 18 years of Consultancy and journalism
  • Well known for his uncanny ability to revitalize a unique blend of marketing and business strategy and coupling it with a dynamic employee brand which culminates in a start-up communication strategy.
  • His unusual ideas in CSR offer our clients enormous brand equity.
  • An accomplished inspirational speaker he is known to partner with customer organisations to reduce advertising cost, increase employee output whilst proposing commonsense solutions for recession hit businesses.

Positions held

  • Founder/CEO of Global Travel Oscar winning ‘Eco Lodge’ 2009
  • CEO of Award winning Advertising Company in Sri Lanka 7th Frontier (Pvt) Ltd
  • CEO – The 7th Frontier Leisure (Pvt) Ltd
  • CEO – Geo—Explore Foundation

Other honorary positions

  • Director – American Educational Institute
  • Advisor – Institute of International Air Transport (IIAT)
  • Senior Defense Consultant – Ministry of Defense of the Government of Sri Lanka
  • Senior Advisor to Hon. Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Sri Lanka


  • Award winning former international correspondent – highly acclaimed as a business strategist.
  • Known as a maverick ideas man Watawana masterminded a unique tourism model which won a world award at the travel Oscars in 2009.
  • As the defense correspondent for the leading Sunday newspaper in Sri Lanka (Sunday Times) he won the journalist of the year award and has won numerous awards in a multi faceted career spanning nearly two decades.