I was educated at Ananda College, Colombo for twelve years as a child and then studied drama, photography and journalism and later chose journalism as my career. He entered the media as an amateur writer and photographer and was a news photographer for a national newspaper.
Thereafter I became the Sri Lankan News Photographer for the International Reuters News Service. Under this, I received specialised training in international media services in Hong Kong and London. During that time, I was responsible for publicizing news photographs of the state of Sri Lanka and the Maldives around the world through the Reuters news service, especially near the events of the Sri Lankan civil war, and photographed areas of government forces as well as Tamil rebels. I escaped about seven fatal accidents there, and one time I was injured in a suicide bombing.