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Shanjeevan Amalanathan

I want to create a world where the ocean doesn't need protection.

About Me

If Shanjeevan had his choice, he would have gills instead of lungs. He spends as much time as he can scuba diving and blowing bubbles. When he’s a land lover you can find Shanjeevan working on a range of innovative projects that aim to engage, entertain, and educate people about the ocean.

His goal is to make a lasting contribution to society through innovation and make a difference in his community. He solves environmental problems through an interdisciplinary approach and fosters leadership values, skills and abilities by engaging in collective, solution-oriented projects.

He is a passionate adventure traveller. Adventure travelling is one of the greatest gifts that fuel his soul. He creates adventures, experiences and missions to challenge himself and reach beyond his comfort zone and he views the world through the lens of other cultures. each beyond his comfort zone and he views the world through the lens of other cultures.



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Experience

  • Professional Experience

  • Co-founder And Guardian Of Operation

    2020 - Present

    OceanBiome is a community of talents with a focus on ocean research to map the path to engage in Ocean Protection to enable the next generation of leaders to engage in ocean literacy and stewardship to become ocean ambassadors in Sri Lanka.

    OceanBiome
  • CO-FOUNDER AND HEAD OF OPERATION

    2020 - Present

    Trash for Trade is a Plastic Upcycling Social Business. It is a Social innovation idea developed from an Open Source community called Precious Plastic with the support of DreamSpace Academy. We develop our own pieces of machinery for the upcycling process.

    Trash For Trade
  • Reporting and Outreach

    2020

    Skills for Inclusive Growth is an initiative of the Australian Government in the partnership with the Ministry of Skills Development Employment and Labour Relations. The programme supports skills training, job creation and business growth across the tourism sector in Eastern and North Central provinces in Sri Lanka.

    Skills for Inclusive Growth
  • INTERNSHIP

    2020

    The Department of fisheries is mainly focusing on promoting environmental fishing methods. He worked as an intern for the data collection at the Fisheries department, Batticaloa.

    Fisheries Department
  • FOUNDING MEMBER AND GUARDIAN

    2019 - Present

    DreamSpace Academy is a community innovation centre to tackle complex local socio-economic and environmental challenges with challenge-based learning.He is the Guardian of Electronics Lab.

    Dreamspace.academy
  • FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

    2018 - 2019

    Under the guidance of Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization (SUNFO) the Council functioning along with theDistrict and Chief Divisional Coordinator and 21 Divisional Coordinators to achieve the Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals as a group Young Enthusiastic Volunteer Force.

    SDGs Youth Council
  • FOUNDING MEMBER AND DIRECTOR

    2014 - Present

    Founding member and Director – Operations & Team Management of Sagacious Youth Lead Consortium Sri Lanka; (SYLCSL) a youth organization that creates platforms to empower youths in decision making, partnership, and making them lead themselves.

    Sylcsl.org
  • Volunteering Experience

  • CLUB MEMBER

    2021

    Leo clubs are a youth organization of Lions Clubs International. Leo clubs encourage youths to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities.

    Leo Club
  • SCOUT LEADER

    2020 - present

    After receiving the president’s award he became the scout leader of St.Michael’s College Scout Group.

    Sri Lanka Scout Association
  • AWARD LEADER

    2019 - Present

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, that has since expanded to 144 nations.He is the an award leader for SYLC Youth award unit.

    nysc.lk/youthAward
  • Coordinator

    2019 - present

    He is the assistant coordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Programme for Northern Province and Eastern Province.

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Teacher

    2019

    Navarkadu is an underprivileged village in Batticaloa. I taught English for 30 students for 6 months.

    Navarkadu Namahal Vidyalaya, Batticaloa
  • CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

    2018 - Present

    SPM Foundation is a charity service to support the people in need from Batticaloa, Srilanka.

  • Mentor

    2018 - present

    To unite the youth of Sri Lanka from all ethnic and religious groups in a movement which provides hope and facilitates reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Paving the way for a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka for future generations. He worked in Batticaloa and Kalmunai regional centres.

    Sri Lanka Unites
  • Mentor

    2018 - present

    Play for Peace 3D White Feathers Club – a Project of Play for Peace along with Sagacious Youth Lead Consortium since 2018.

    Play for Peace
  • Youth Leader

    2018 - 2019

    YLL creates safer spaces while developing knowledge and skills on nonviolent conflict transformation for diverse youth to come together and explore their true potentials to be facilitative leaders at the community, regional, and national levels through capitalizing on their passions.

    Youth for Love and Life
  • Mentor

    2018

    Play for Peace is a community of over 2,000 people spanning 40+ countries who are, right now, creating a more peaceful world. He is a mentor for 3D White Feathers, Play for Peace Club.

Education

  • Researches

  • Developing a Biosensor to Detect Aspergillus Fungi

    2020

    Korea-SIS team won a gold medal at iGEM Competition 2020 for developing a biosensor to detect Aspergillus fungi infection that destroys 40% of rice grains during post-harvest storage in Sri Lanka.I provided extensive support to develop this project and guided the team on co-developing with the support of multiple stakeholders from local farmers, life-science, agriculture, engineering and manufacturing.

    iGEM , Paris, France
  • Economic Valuation of Ecological Services of the Batticaloa Lagoon

    2017

    Research Survey Coordinator conducted by the researchers to better understand the Economic Valuation of Ecological Services of the Batticaloa Lagoon, Sri Lanka.

    Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Water Purification Method

    2014

    “Portable Water Purification Method With Minimum Cost And Maximum Efficiency” is research presented in the regional Sagacious Junior Water Prize (SJWP) - 2014.

    Sagacious Junior Water Prize
  • Course

  • Open water Diver

    2020

    Credential ID - 2009AD7125

    PADI

Awards

  • Winner

  • GEN U CHALLENGE

    2020

    Generation unlimited is a platform for young people to develop their ideas by providing resources and mentors. It is co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.

  • Children Parliamentarian

    2019

    Shanjeevan is one of the parliamentarians in the first Sustainable Development Goals Children Parliament in Sri Lanka.

  • Bronze AWARDEE OF DofE

    2018

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom by the Royal Family.

  • President’s Award

    2018

    President’s award is the highest award in Boy Scouts of Sri Lanka. I received the award by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena.

    Sylcsl.org
  • NATIONAL SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECT COMPETITION

    2015

    National Research Project Competition is conducted by National Science Foundation under the Ministry of Research and Technology.

  • SJWP

    2014

    Sagacious Junior Water Prize is a water research project competition conducted by the Community led Environmental organization Sagacious Youth Lead Consortium.

  • World Water day Quiz

    2014

    World Water day Quiz Competition is conducted by Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management.

  • Participation

  • Climathon

    2020

    Climathon is a city-based programme that offers a clear pathway to action and interaction - an opportunity for cities and citizens to co-create local ideas to share climate challenges. At the core of the programme is an ideathon powered by local organisers; the people who know their cities and climate challenges the best.

  • HACKDEV COVID 19 INNOVATION CHALLENGE

    2020

    Hackdev COVID 19 Innovation Challenge 2020 is launched by the United Nations Development Programme for innovators in Sri Lanka to bring forward their solutions to help fight the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic.

  • YOUTH FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    2020

    Sri Lankan Climate Change Forum is conducted by Srilankan Youth Climate Action Network (SLYCAN Trust) in Blue Green Era by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.

Social

  • Events

  • NSt. John’s Ambulance- First Aid Campaign Programme

    2018

    Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

  • World Youth Camp

    2018

    Pyeongchang, South Korea

  • Eyikhulu Brotherhood Scout Camp

    2017

    Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

  • Young Visionary Peace Fellowship

    2017

    Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka

  • 9th National Jamboree

    2016

    Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

  • Jamborich

    2015

    Galle, Sri Lanka

  • Colombo International Jamboree

    2014

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Press Release

  • Bertelsmann Foundation Change Magazin

    2020

    Change Magazine published about Shanjeevan’s community innovation project Underwater Glider and DreamSpace Academy.

  • Talks

  • Life below water

    2020

    SUNFO, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Innovation & Leadership Inside Eastern Sri Lanka

    2020

    Start Next, Brampton, Canada

  • STUDENT CULTURE FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    2019

    MJF Foundation, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

  • Leo Talk

    2019

    Leo Club of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Community

Contact Me

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Address

372/2, Government quarters road, Kallady, Batticaloa, 30000, Srilanka.

Email Me

shanjeevan@oceanbio.me

Call Me

+94 75 494 9559