Pioneering business magazine LMD has announced that its ‘Sri Lankan Of The Year’ for 2018 is marine biologist, ocean educator and pioneer of blue whale research in the northern Indian Ocean Dr. Asha de Vos, whom it says
Dr. Asha de Vos
“has gained traction for championing the cause of one of the most overlooked members of the natural environment – our ocean giants”.
LMD points out that de Vos remains committed to “giving back to her native land,” having established Sri Lanka’s first marine conservation research and education nonprofit Oceanswell, which is conducting the first long-term study on blue whales in this region as its flagship project.
It adds: “Never one to shy away from a challenge, she inspires Sri Lankans and citizens across the world to continue to reach for their dreams – even when they may seem impossible.”
“Dr. Asha de Vos is a true inspiration – in the field of marine biology certainly but perhaps more importantly, for anyone anywhere who is chasing an unorthodox dream,” LMD concludes.
LMD’s 24th ‘Sri Lankan Of The Year’ joins the company of many of the island’s eminent citizens over the years, a number of whom have had their names etched in the annals of the nation’s history.
For the full story, log onto LMD’s website (www.LMD.lk).
The print version of the pioneering magazine, its publisher Media Services says, will be released to leading bookstores and supermarkets tomorrow.