Subha Wijesiriwardena (b. 1988) is a writer, feminist, and media analyst/trainer from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has a degree in Communication and Media Studies (Bangalore, India).
Subha has a background in the arts; she received a decade of dance training and went on to work in theatre in Colombo for over five years (as a performer, producer and manager). Her international stints in the arts have included an internship at the Royal Shakespeare Company (UK) and summer school at Europe’s leading contemporary dance conservatoire, Laban (UK). As an arts manager, she worked on an international literary festival (Galle Literary Festival) and an international design festival (Sri Lanka Design Festival) in Sri Lanka, among other visual and performing arts exhibitions and events.
Subha has been writing online for more than a decade. Her writing has been published in print and online, in Sri Lanka, India, the UK and Australia. She writes mostly about gender, the media, politics, and art and culture.
She lives in Colombo, where she currently works for an organization which aims to develop local media; she also works on women’s rights; she is particularly interested in women’s rights within conversations about social media, digital security, internet governance and internet democracy. She was awarded Best English Blogger 2016 by the Nelumyaya Foundation Blog Awards in Sri Lanka.