ISBN 978-1-922527-06-6

An Inconsequential Journey

Mohini Indira Gunasekera AM is an Honours Graduate from University of London, Barrister-at-Law Lincolns Inn UK, a Retired Barrister NSW, retired solicitor NSW. Born in Unawatuna, a village in Sri Lanka, she did her primary and secondary schooling in Sri Lanka. She graduated from the London University with an Honours degree in Economics, as an external student. Travelling to London with her husband she worked for a while, and later, she was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn.

Returning to Sri Lanka she practiced as an Advocate for a while.

She joined the Ministry of Justice as Assistant Secretary where she was in charge of Conciliation Boards, until she left to join her husband in Australia. She has contributed Articles on various topics to a newsletter called ”Thora Thuru” catering to Australians of Sri Lankan origin.

She has assisted numerous charitable organisations to set up in Australia. She is a member of WIN Women’s Interfaith Network based in Sydney and meeting at Parliament NSW, as well as WCRP World Conference of Religions for Peace, also meeting at Parliament NSW. She has two sons: Chanaka, who is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and one time Lawyer an Associate at Dawson Waldron – now Ashhurst Sydney; and Hasantha, who is Associate Professor Sydney University as well as Consultant Paediatrician Westmead Childrens’ Hospital.

She founded the University Buddhist Education Foundation with the objective of promoting Buddhist studies at Tertiary level.

Now in retirement, she enjoys reading, travel, sports, and the Theater.

In retirement she is actively engaged with many social groups and travel groups, as well as pursuing her other interests, Tennis and Bridge.