In the first series of exclusive interviews with The Baloch Hal, we bring you fascinating stories from across the globe of successful, inspiring and struggling leaders. Read the life stories and thought-provoking ideas of several outstanding international students, professionals, young leaders and role models presently striving to make a difference in the US and other countries of the world.
As a part of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program, Malik Siraj Akbar, the editor of The Baloch Hal, meets people from different parts of the world during his ten-month stay in America and shares enthralling stories.
In the first interview, we introduce you with Chevaan Daniel, the young Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka’s largest electronic news media network, News 1st. Chevaan, who is also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Arizona State University, recalls his journey and experiences in the United States. Excerpts:
The Baloch Hal: Tell us about your family background.
Chevaan Daniel: I belong to a very middle-class background. Born in 1978 as the eldest child of a Tamil father from northern Sri Lanka and a Sinhalese mother of south, I was raised in Colombo, the national capital. (Read More)