Chamal Mediwaka was born and raised in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka where he attended high school at Trinity College, Kandy. He was awarded a full scholarship to attend Berea College, Kentucky where he received his BA in Economics and two minors in Political Science, and Peace and Social Justice. He was the first Berea College student to be inducted into the Pinnacle, The National Honor Society for “highest achievement of academic performance and out-of-class accomplishments.”
As a recipient of the UPS Global Scholarship, Chamal earned his Master of International Business degree from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, becoming the 1st Sri Lankan to graduate from the program. He was a member of the Cycling club, Triathlon club, and the International Student Association during his time as a graduate student at the University of South Carolina.
Prior to joining the Strom Law Firm Team in 2021, Chamal was an advisor at the United Nations, Manager of a World Bank project in Private Public Partnerships, and the Director of Digital Communications at Home Advantage Realty. As a true believer in social change and peacebuilding, Chamal previously interned with TechChange and volunteers with Global Unites, and Sri Lanka Unites for 10+ years.
Chamal serves on the board of directors for multiple international nonprofits that primarily focuses on community service, youth leadership, reconciliation, and mental health awareness. During his spare time, Chamal is a social media influencer and blogger who loves to hike, ride his bicycle, play tennis, try different restaurants and explore new destinations while supporting local businesses. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.