Leadership Directors


Lihini Weerasinghe M.D.

Director of the Medical Pathways Program

Lihini was born and raised in Redlands, CA. She attended the University of Redlands and received a B.S. in biology while playing for the school’s Women’s Soccer and Track & Field teams. Both of which she competed at the NCAA National Championships in. During her undergraduate schooling she also served as the secretary for the former SLYO Inland Empire chapter from 2013-2014.

After graduating from St. George’s University, School of Medicine, in Grenada, West Indies in 2020 she came back to SLYO to try and help the community in her free time before applying to residency. She later helped to initiate the SLYO Leadership Mentoring Program in an effort to give students from underserved communities an opportunity to pursue careers in medicine with the guidance of medical professionals.

She is incredibly passionate about giving underserved communities the best opportunities to reach their goals and realize their full potentials.



Irosha Liyanarachchi

Leadership Council Director of (Sri Lanka)

Irosha Chamindi Liyanarachchi was born in Gampola, Kandy Sri Lanka. She has successfully completed A/L examination and is working as a presenter in Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. She is also a national diploma holder from the University of Jayewardenepura in Mass Media.

Currently, she is working at a local radio station attached to Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in Kandy named “Maha Nuwara, Kadurata” as an announcer. She has also completed courses related to professional Editing, Recording and Producing in performing her job.

In addition, she has been part of SLYO Sri Lanka Chapter since 2011. Irosha is devoted to making a difference in Sri Lanka by helping SLYO find educational projects that need support and contribution. During her free time Irosha likes to travel the island with her family.