Gowri Ananthan is a renowned Tamil Novelist and a social entrepreneur who aims to develop and encourage youth, mainly lives in war-affected areas.

She also acts as a lecturer and counsellor at Institute of Mental Health, Sri Lanka and Consultant at The Social Architects on Regional RTI Advocacy Program and organised "Experts Meetings" in Bangladesh in 2017 and  Mexico in 2018.  

In addition to this, she also heads a Production Company namely Himalaya Creations Pvt Ltd, which is a leading Advertising firm in Jaffna, developing and producing Documentaries, TV Commercials and Feature films. She also the Jaffna Producer for 48 Hour Film Project, USA and conducted the filming competition Islandwide and the finalist screening at Raja Theatre, Jaffna in 2014.

She initiated a community based initiative called “Kudil Products” in 2017 under Eternus Pvt Ltd with the aim of promoting and embracing greener lifestyle along with empower women in war-affected areas by providing financial freedom.

Apart from this, she holds several honorary titles, such as "Ambassador of Peace" and "Consul General Sri Lanka" at Council of Inter-Parliament Organizations IGO, and "Chairperson of committee on Women and Child Welfare" at International Commission of Diplomatic Relations Human Rights and Peace IGO, USA.

She presented varies papers overseas including “TRAUMA COUNSELING FOR JOURNALISTS: A Profession in Denial” at World Press Freedom Day 2017 held in Jakarta, Indonesia and NEW TRENDS IN FEMINISM at Department of Tamil in University of Kerala, India. She also written paper on “Social Innovation in Rebuilding war-effected communities” for International Conference on Business Management and Social Innovation and the International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS).

She was a member of Delegation for Geneva for Human Rights (GHR) to the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (‘HR-Council’), which was taken place in Geneva from 25 February to 22 March 2019 and during this time she was also trained in 44th Geneva Training Course for Defenders from the regions entitled ‘Human Rights Council, international human rights and humanitarian law, international procedures and diplomacy’.

She has graduated from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and also a certified Project Management Professional from Project Management Institute, USA. She is a recipient of “Medal of Excellence” Award from International Commission of Diplomatic Relations Human Rights and Peace (ICDRHRP) IGO, USA for her community works.


Interviews

On "Uthaya Tharisanam" Nethra TV 27/11/2015






On "Thoovanam" Vasantham TV 12/12/2015




On "Nermarai Kelvikal" Tamil Mirror 06/05/2016




On "Uthaya Tharisanam" Nethra TV 05/07/2016



On "Makkal Nam Pakkam" Udhayam TV 19/06/2017





On "Makkal Nam Pakkam" Udhayam TV 03/10/2017





Hobbies

Launch of the iPhone 7 in Sri Lanka 16/11/2016






SBS Radio Interview
https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/tamil/en/audiotrack/interview-gowri-ananthan


By 
Renuka.T
Published on
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 21:04


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