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Meet our AcceleraterHer founders


Shenuka Umagiliya 

Founder: Balamu

BALAMU is a travel Guide in Sri Lanka, bringing together three essential travel tools to create one versatile mobile application:
1. An Audio Guide 2. A digital map 3. A collection of images.

BALAMU allows the independent traveler to explore freely around our beautiful country with no set schedules or agendas, well equipped with a comprehensive guide available at their fingertips!


Bhagya Sandakalum ​

Founder: Blue Fish

Bluefish provides exceptional quality homemade canned fish products made with individually handpicked export quality fish, free from any added preservatives or flavors and made using only the healthy ingredients with an authentic signature taste. Bluefish believes in delivering healthy Blue Fish products to the nation by giving the best value for money.


Lasni Silva​

Founder: Lactoboost

Spice Carriage (Pvt) Ltd initiated operations in lactation cookie manufacturing in August 2020. As a micro-scale, home-based business, Spice Carriage produces lactation cookies under the brand Lactoboost which is the first lactation cookie manufactured in Sri Lanka. These cookies are used to increase breastmilk supply in breastfeeding mothers across the country.


Sashini Jinasena​

Founder: Leo the Label

Leo The Label began as a 100% female-run operation in 2021. It was born out of the intention to develop a label that utilises the skills of local artisans in a non-exploitative manner, moving away from the traditional mass production structure that dominates Sri Lankan factories today and instead, steer towards a more conscious system of production. Each piece is ethically handcrafted in limited batches by their local artisans, using locally-sourced, biodegradable linen fabric. An amalgamation of styles of the past and present, their clothes are designed to be versatile enough to be dressed up or down, and the beauty of this is – each piece is open to interpretation and will be given a personality by its owner, you.


Shivani Tymonne


Founder: Miris By Islandmom

Miris by Islandmom is proprietorship that was launched in June 2020, soon after the pandemic restrictions were lifted. The brand manufacturers and supplies chilli based condiments (especially naimiris which is known as Scotch Bonnet pepper) to retail and bulk customers. Miris birthed with a mission of producing preservative free all-natural naimiris condiments for like-minded naimiris addicts, food explorers, adventurous eaters and spicy food connoisseur around the globe. Naimiris connects all Sri Lankans around the world for its unique taste and pungency hence, their taste and preferences brings Lankans (around the globe) under one roof to celebrate this beautiful spice as “Certified NaiMiris Addict”. 


Tina Lobo

Founder: True By Tina

True is a family run business founded by Tina Lobo in 2020, in sunny Sri Lanka. Becoming a new mum to her now 3 year old daughter was a life-changing experience. Having a background in finance coupled with a new-found passion to create and curate aesthetically pleasing, highly functional and eco conscious baby products, led Tina to launch the brand.  It is a purpose led brand with impact that strongly believes in building & giving back to the community, with a strong focus on fair trade and profit distributions to underprivileged children in Sri Lanka. 

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