Zen – Dilshan Rodrigo

HNB’s Chief Operating Officer is both dramatic and positive, and is working on his wit. But it may be his secret passion for cooking that has made him a hit among his family.

By Echelon.

Published on October 09, 2015 with No Comments


What one word would describe you?

What inspires you?
Challenging the status quo

What is your greatest regret?
That there is only one life to live

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Snuggling in bed with my family

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Let’s get it done”

What is your most marked characteristic?
Always seeing the glass as being half full

What is your most treasured possession?
My mind, because it has no limit

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
The movie of my life will be a combination between The Shawshank Redemption (drama), Beverly Hills Cop (humor and being positive) and The Hundred-Foot Journey (a secret passion for cooking)

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to make people laugh (WIP)

What is your greatest extravagance?
My family (what others can’t buy)

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Analysis paralysis

What do you wish you had right now?

Where would you like to live?
I am happy where I am today, but I would like to retire in a shack next to a beach

Which historical figure do you admire most?
Nelson Mandela

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Get out of bed (!) and exercise

What do you think has been the strength behind your success?
My parents and my wife

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Don’t compromise too much on the work-life balance

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
Taking up Karate with my son a year back

What do you most value in your friends?
Being there when you need them


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