Melissa Wijegooneratne

Board Director

Melissa is the International Administrative Director of WOW LIFE WORLD - a global collective consisting of over 1,600 churches and non-profit organizations in Sri Lanka and worldwide. She has also operated as the project manager of the Warehouse Project from its initial conception in 2010, involved in its planning, implementation and growth. In 2023 the initial concept was rebranded as the Tripoli Market Initiative, as an ode to the locality from which it started. Melissa's passion for people and community has seen the growth of numerous social empowerment projects initiated through the initial Warehouse structure, including English classes for youth, feeding programs and capacity development drives. Her strong belief that clean eating leads to a better quality of life was the strategy behind her brand 'Wonder bar' that used only ethically sourced Sri Lankan raw ingredients.

Mel is following an MA in Global Cultures from King's College, London and has a B.Sc. in Anthropology and Politics from Oxford Brookes University (2007).