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About Himal Kotelawala

Himal Kotelawala is a journalist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with over a decade of industry experience.

Internationally his byline has appeared in The New York Times and Time Magazine, and locally in the Daily FT, and The Sunday Times.

Prior to his commitment to RepublicNext, Kotelawala served as Senior Assistant Editor at Himal Southasian, the formerly Kathmandu-based sociopolitical magazine which, since 2018, operates out of Colombo.

He also co-hosts The Bad Take, a conversational podcast that covers a range of topics from history and politics to pop culture and philosophy.

He tweets at @himalkk.