Namini Wijedasa, Sri Lanka, is the deputy editor (investigations) of The Sunday Times.
She started her career in 1994 and has worked at several major publications including The Island and Lakbima News. She was a correspondent for the Associated Press and is a stringer for The Economist and NHK Japan Broadcasting.
Wijedasa has covered Sri Lanka's civil war, corruption and politics. She has worked in radio and her investigative journalism has won international and national awards and fellowships. She received the D.R. Wijewardene Award for ‘Earning the Appreciation of Peers and the Public’ in 2006 and 2016 from the Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Press Institute, the only journalist to get it twice by nomination.
She was awarded the prestigious 2005 Lorenzo Natali Grand Prize as well as the 2005 Lorenzo Natali Prize for the Asia-Pacific region from the European Commission for her coverage of child soldier recruitment.