Are you SA born and bred, or has it become home more recently? Tell us about why SA is home for you.
I was born and raised in Sri Lanka but I moved to SA in 2013. It’s been my home since because of how much it has enriched my life in terms of education, opportunities, friends and community.
Where do you spend your time?
I spend most of my time exploring the best cafés and restaurants around Adelaide. I have a favourite spot for every mood – happy, sad, nervous and most importantly, heart broken over a boy (Thank you Argos on the Parade – your Eggs Benedict really does make me feel better).
What do you do and why here?
Every time I get asked this, I tell people I am a “baby lawyer”. The Adelaide Law community does an fantastic job of taking care of each other, especially young graduates like me by giving us great one-on-one exposure, mentoring and resources. Since graduating at the end of last year, I entered the legal field with the most amazing support from renowned Adelaide Lawyers who were just keen to show me the ropes and include me in their work.
What are your favourite things to recommend to people new to South Australia?
Travel to regional South Australia! Anywhere from Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie and even take the ferry ride to Kangaroo Island for a day. These towns are so delightful and are packed with unique experiences.
What is your tip for other locals?
Visit as many cultural food festivals as you can. It’s a great way to integrate into South Australia, learn about the multicultural communities that thrive here and the gosh, the food is ALWAYS divine. Need I say more?
Describe SA in one sentence.
Happiness is a state (of South Australia).
What’s the best thing about living here?
You can do a quick hike at Morialta Falls followed by a swim at Henley beach all in the span of one morning. Everything is so close-by, so you can conveniently make these wholesome activities part of your day. Really, the best thing about living here is that you don’t have to wait for “vacation time” in South Australia. You can work on your dreams whilst experiencing the finer things in life easily.