Nelum is a Vipassana practitioner and has many 10 day noble silent retreat experiences. She has been working with Venerable Rewatha Thero (Banthe) as a co teacher for MBSR 8 week courses.
She is a Buddhist but well aware of secular mindfulness teaching. Nelum has been practicing mindfulness meditation since her childhood, but developed the passion for secular mindfulness in 2010 and started studying and practicing MBSR since then.
She worked as a Banker for 8 years in Sri Lanka and moved to Australia to pursue her higher studies. Then she moved to United Kingdom and found her way in Counselling and Public Art. Nelum has been engaged in international development work since 2005, and continued her work as a project co-ordinator for Scottish Government funded Tsunami projects in Sri Lanka. Nelum is an artist, landscape designer, florist and a charity worker too. She is the founder president of My Wish Foundation, a charity which helps terminally ill children in Sri Lanka. Nelum has shown her passion to help people in need by donating her time, energy and talents in many ways.