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Paydesk has 9 drone pilots in Sri Lanka. Our drone pilots, who comply to all local laws and regulations and are appropriately licensed, can be used to capture aerial footage for any purpose: be it for film, broadcast tv such as news, or surveying of construction or agriculture.

Our top drone pilots in Sri Lanka are Buddhini Ekanayake and Sahan Basnayake.

Use our drone pilot directory to find a member to work for you.

We have drone pilots in Anuradhapura and Colombo.

Drone Pilots in Sri Lanka



Buddhini Ekanayake

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Buddhini Ekanayake is a fixer and documentary filmmaker based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Languages
English Hindi Sinhala
Services
Documentaries Photography Fixing
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Skills
Arts & Books Travel Fact Checking
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Sahan Basnayake

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Sahan Basnayake is an  Electronic & print Media journalist based in Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka for nearly 11 years. He had the opportunity to cover the civil war in Sri Lanka as a Journalist for Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and Rivira Media Corporation. He Had spent a month Read moreIn United States studying about how to promote Civil Society through new media under the IVLP fellowship of United states department of states. Currently he is  focusing on the New media trends like 360 video, Live streaming, Drone Journalism, Solution Journalism & Business models in Journalism.
Languages
English Sinhala
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
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Skills
Technology Sports Natural Disasters
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Rahula Maheela Bandara

Colombo, Sri Lanka
rahula maheela is a Former Radio presenter, Video presenter, Television Anchor, Music Video Director, Lyrics writer, Actor, journalist, travel blogger, Broadcast Radio/television Producer, and Fixer based in Colombo Sri Lanka with more than seventeen years of experience. He started his career with Read morea television channel (a famous channel in Sri Lanka) and became an owner of a YouTube channel called Reuter Traveler and an owner of an audio/video production house in Sri Lanka. Apart from that, he was the pioneer in introducing daytime musical shows to Sri Lanka with a massive crowd. Also, he has hosted several programs in many countries such as the USA, and INDIA. Content creator on social platforms & mechanical engineer in mechatronics and manufacturing. Facebook - rahula maheela / inst - rahul_x01.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
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Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Film & Theatre Social
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Selladurai Krishnakumar

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Selladurai KrishnaKumar is a journalist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Languages
English Hindi Sinhala
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Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) News Gathering 360 Videography
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Skills
Food & Drink Social Finance
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Lahiru Mudalige

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Lahiru Mudalige is a Former Radio Jockey , Video Jockey ,Television Anchor, Music Video Director, Lyrics writer ,Actor, journalist ,travel blogger, Broadcast Radio/television Producer and Fixer based in Colombo Sri-Lanka with more than seventeen years' experience.Starting his career with Read moreSwaranwahini(A leading Television channel in Sri-Lanka) and become an owner of a cable channel  call Hari Tv and  an owner of a audio/video production house  in Sri Lanka.
Apart from that, he was the pioneer in introducing day time musical shows to Sri Lanka with massive crowd.Also, he has been hosted several programs  in many countries such as  USA,UK,Australia ,Dubai, Italy, Qatar and Scotland etc.Moreover he had experienced by hosting TV Shows  in Australian channel  31, London Sky box and  giving interviews for the  BBC World Service radio about the Sri-Lankan Music Industry. As well as recently he has worked with Nine Network Australia and NTV Russia as a fixer.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
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Tharaka Basnayaka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Award-winning Photojournalist | trainer based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Won 'The Photojournalist of the year' at the top journalism awards ceremony, Journalism Awards for Excellence, Sri Lanka in 2019.

**Breaking News, Extreme Weather and International sports assignments covered for Bloomberg, Read moreNurphoto, Getty Images, Associated Press.

Portfolio - https://tharaka.pictures/portfolio
Published photographs - https://tharaka.pictures/published

**Training and editorial assignments
* USA [Oklahoma] (2012)
* China [Beijing, Lanzhou] (2014)
* United Arab Emirates [Dubai & Abu Dhabi] 2018.

Graduated with Masters Degree ( Executive Master of Science in Mass Communication, Asia e University )
An International Exchange Alumni, in 2012 studied 'New Media Journalism' at University of Oklahoma.
**Won the award for the Best Student(Print) at Sri Lanka College of Journalism.

**2 International Medals for his photography.
(1) Gold Medal at International Salon of Reporter Photography (Life Press Photo) 2015
(2) Silver Medal- 5th International Exhibition of Photography organized under the theme of “Climate Change” 2016
Languages
English Sinhala
Services
Feature Stories Photography 360 Videography
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Skills
Fact Checking Breaking News

Bekshi Rathnayake

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dinitha Rathnayake is a Journalist attached to the News Desk of The Morning newspaper. She started her career in 2005 as a Presenter and News Editor at the MGMR Network Private Limited (Max Radio/Television). Then she joined the Lanka Television Network Pvt Ltd (V FM) in 2008 as a Presenter and Read moreNews Editor. In 2011, she joined Neth FM as an Investigative Journalist and a Deputy Manager - Current Affairs for the Balumgala “The Viewpoint” programme, a show which was rated the number one show by the Lanka Market Research Bureau for several years as the best radio programme in its category, where she became the first female Radio Investigative Journalist in Sri Lanka. She was the best employee of Asset Radio Broadcasting Pvt Ltd, Neth FM in 2015 and the best radio investigative journalist in South Asia in 2016. This was awarded the Inquirer Award by the Thomson Foundation, United Kingdom (UK) which recognizes the work of investigative journalists in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives to encourage submissions on investigations on corruption and financial mismanagement. She was one of the five finalists in the MOJOCON competition organized by the Thomson Foundation, UK in 2016 and she went to the UK to study mobile journalism. She has lengthy experience training people about investigative mobile journalism, especially for the broadcast medium. She was also invited as a speaker at the Mojo 2019 Conference held in Ireland in June 2019. She was able to win the South-Asia Laadli Media Award for promoting Gender Sensitivity in 2017. She also worked for Guardian Newspaper, UK. Presently, she is studying for a master’s degree in Sri Lanka. She has done a postgraduate level management course at the European School of Economics in Milan, Italy. Currently, she is working as a Visiting Lecturer at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism. She also contributed as Manager - News and Current Affairs for CNN News in 2020. She believes that investi
Languages
English Hindi Sinhala
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Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Training Entertainment & Celebrity Media Training
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Arjuna Ranawana

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Arjuna Ranawana  
 

CAREER HISTORY 
 
 
Ceylon Newspapers Pvt, Ltd						2016 Current
Director Editorial
Supervising Editors of CeylonToday Daily and Sunday Newspapers

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation                                                       2015 - 2016
Producer Province Read moreof Alberta 
Supervise and assign staff producing content for Web, Social Media, Radio and TV 
 
Rogers Broadcasting Ltd                                                                             2008 - 2015 
News Manager Omni Television  
Toronto, Ontario                                                                                          2013 - 2015 
Edmonton, Alberta                                                                                      2008 - 2013 
 
 
Sri Lanka College of Journalism – Colombo Sri Lanka                                   2007 - 2008 
Director 

Maharaja Broadcasting Ltd – Colombo Sri Lanka                                                   2006 
Director News 
  
Rogers Broadcasting Ltd – Toronto ON, Canada                                       2003 - 2006 
Anchor/Coordinator, Omni News South Asian Edition 
 

Toronto Star Newspaper – Toronto ON                                                               2003 
Copy Editor Copy-edited news stories on the Universal Desk  
 
Ceylon Daily News – Colombo Sri Lanka                                                 2002 - 2003 
Editor in Chief
 
 
Asiaweek Magazine, a Time-Warner Company                                      1989 - 2001 
Staff Correspondent
Languages
English Sinhala
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
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Skills
Fact Checking Investigative Reporting Media Training
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Damith Wickramasinghe

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Damith Wickramasinghe is a journalist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries Photography 360 Videography
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Skills
Food & Drink Technology Cultural
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