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Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala is the first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest. She is also a gender specialist and a feminist activist with years of experience working on women’s rights. In this interview, Jayanthi shares her inspirational journey to Mount Everest, her interests in advocating for gender equality, how she developed a friendship and team spirit with her mountaineering partner Johann Peiris, and how conquering the tallest mountain in the world has also given her a political platform today to talk about conquering gender stereotypes. Continue reading Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala