Born to a family with a strong association with the medical profession, Asitha is the youngest of 3 children, of Dr. G P P Silva and T M H M Herath in 1975 in Kandy. Currently living in Panadura, Sri Lanka with his wife Dr. Nadeeka Fernando, only child of H D H Fernando and S D M Fernando and the three kids Thaviru, Tesandu and Senudi. Asitha's brothers, Dr. Himan, married to Dr. Inoka, both attached to the Mechanical Engineering department of University of Moratuwa has a son Hirun and a daughter Dahamdi, Mr. Arjuna, married to Ms. Natali, residing in Melbourne Australia with the two kids, Dhara and Taran.
Asitha's father comes from the deep down South fishing town of Mirissa, and descendant of a prominent Kaurava family, "Kathaluwe Guardiya Punchihewa" and the mother comes from a typical govi (paddy cultivator) family from Pilimatalawa in the hill capital. He was born at Pichaud Gardens Kandy.HISTORY
He has a training in Development Studies at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, where my thesis is on “Potential of Knowledge Processes Outsourcing Industry to promote skilled employment in Sri Lanka”
He obtained his first degree in Biological Science (animal and plant biology) at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia in 2002.
LIFE IN AUSTRALIA
Life in Australia was fabulous, but ultra demanding.He has intentions to upload something worth reading. It will hopefully bring out some unpleasant realities that international students from developing countries face.
LIFE IN TRANSITION
Life has been an eternal transition, though somewhat settled now. He was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, then shifted from one place to the next covering Madawala (Kandy), Pilimatalawa (Kandy), Mahaiyawa (Kandy), Watapuluwa (Kandy), Katubedda (Moratuwa), Panadura (Kalutara), Glenroy (Victoria, Australia), Toorak (Victoria, Au), Essendon (Victoria, Au), Chadstone (Victoria Au), Burwood (Victoria Au) and back at Panadura in Sri Lanka. In fact 22 homes have provided him shelter.