Born in Colombo in 1984, Udara Soysa was educated at Royal College, Sri Lanka. Throughout his life, Udara had lived and worked in several different countries, not the least of which is the United States, his country of residence for the past four years.
Udara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1998, he has held leadership positions in countless organizations and has been immersed in volunteer work with programs including UNAIDS, UNICEF, International Education and Resources Network, Rights for Women's Education – Afghanistan, ACT- India and Idea International-Nepal.
In addition to US-funded programs, Udara holds leadership roles in international activities such as: facilitating the Canadian Housing Program, coordinating World Summit in Information Systems in South Asia, being an integral part of the Young Social Reformers- Pakistan and being a four-year member of the Oglethorpe Rotaract – Rotary Club of Atlanta.
Udara is the author of numerous news and feature editorials on Sri Lankan and South Asian political, social, and economic development. He had also held a press position covering human rights abuse in Northeastern Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
On March 6, 2006 Wasteland Publications (KY, USA) published Udara's first non-fiction publication, "The Lost Cause". The Sri Lankan edition will be available in print within upcoming months.
In order to better serve his country as well as the international community, Udara has had to travel across numerous countries including Russia, Germany, United Arab Emirates, the United States, India and Pakistan in order to reach many of his goals.
Finally, Udara is specialized in web programming and web designing. He has taught basic IT courses to young students in Sri Lanka and has had extensive experience in HTML, Java and Flash. He is the founder and CEO of his own private business for interactive website design.