Thats me. I was given the opportunity to be a part of The Rascals, to call it my home and family and Im thanking my lucky stars to have ended up just here, in a place that keeps giving back to us everyday.
Heidi was born and raised in Sweden and first came to Sri Lanka in 2011. She is our biggest role model, having gone through a lot and amongst the difficulties loosing her eye sight a couple of years back. She loves to play, skate or just go for a spin on the scooter. (Please excuse her grumpiness at times).
We first met Raju in 2011 and immediately fell in love with his simple and honest ways. He takes time with everyone and he has put his heart into the development of The Rascals, knowing that he is giving back to his community. Raju's whole family is part of a Thaala Music Band and they do evening gigs at the hotels in the area. Please do let us know if you are interested in having them over for some live music while you are here!
You will meet Sifan if you are with us over the weekend, when he then takes over the administrative work from Ifath. On the weekdays he works on his own accounting firm. Sifan has been with us part time since 2014! We all look forward to weekends with Sifan:)
Social butterfly Anishka is one of our dedicated local kite-instructors. He came in touch with kitesurfing at the age of 16 and has participated in several international kiteboarding events at professional level. The last 3 years he has been teaching at The Rascals where he holds our advanced lessons and clinics.
Iresha is our latest addition to the team! She works side by side with Nona, organizing the garden and the rooms. She is married and has 3 kids. She lives close by, together with her daughter, son and husband. Her husband used to work at sea but due to a series of illnesses he now stays at home and Iresha is looking after the income for the family.
Ifath joined us beginning of 2017. On weekdays you will find him in our office, looking after billing, check-ins and check-outs and on weekends he studies accounting. He is a great asset to the team.
Always with her back straight and head high. Her name means the ocean and it shines through her confidence. She lives with her mum who suffers from cancer and most of her earnings goes into her treatment. Sagari has worked with us since 2015 and she is the girl behind our delicious cakes and desserts.
Hardworking single mum to 2 teenage girls, but one could say she is all ours mum. Her husband was a diver and passed away in the bends in 2013 and she has been working with us since beginning of 2014. Her magic touch makes the best curries in Sri Lanka.
Another one of our power women. Single mum to two beautiful teenage kids, she puts love into our garden and makes sure that your room is kept nice and tidy. Nona has been with us since 2016.
ALL ROUNDER & BBQ MASTER
Supun, our very own teddy bear. He spreads laughter through out the resort and once in a while he goes over the line and receives a whack from Sandamali in the kitchen. We met Supun when he was working as a mason bass building The Rascals 2.0 and he is now the master of the BBQ. We love you DEEPLY Supun :)
SKIPPER & BEACH ASSISTANT
Everybody loves Alex! Alex is a superb boat driver, he used to work as a fisherman until he joined us in 2016. He will assist you at the beach hut and come for your rescue in the water! Very lucky to have him on the team!
Shibi is not part of The Rascals but she is definitely part of our team and family. She is the lovely owner and manager of Anawasal Resort next door and we are so grateful to have her as a neighbor and friend. She is a yoga instructor and gives yoga lessons to Anawasal and Rascal guests.
BARMAN / F&B ASSISTANT
Shenal first came in touch with The Rascals while writing an essay about kitesurfing as a school project. 5 years later he joined our team! You can find Shenal behind the bar and he will be able to answer most of your questions or send you in the correct direction.
Akila has been with us since 2017. He is an all rounder so you might find him behind the bar or at the beach. He is the only child in his family and he can make the most amazing art works on shells and coral. You can find some of his creations for sale in the kite room.
Former fisherman and father of two joined us as beach assistant in 2018. Since a young age he has been on the water and it shows through his skillful boat handling. Together with Alex, he looks after your kitesurfing needs at the beach and might be the one who takes you on an excursion or kite trip.
HOUSEKEEPING & GARDEN
Widowed mum to two young girls with grit, Priyanthi has been in our team for 3 years. She spreads love in our garden and prepares the rooms together with Nona and Iresha.
Samith has the most difficult responsibility in the resort. He has been working the night shift since 2017. Looking after the property and assists with late check-in's. Nobody could do the job the way he does it and he seems to have enthusiasm in everything he does. He dedicates his free time to his biggest interest marine wildlife.