Shiromal Cooray

The Managing Director of Jetwing Travels wishes for diplomacy skills and the ability to hold her tongue

What are you most passionate about?
Travel

What do you fear the most?
Darkness

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Is it?”

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
A walk in the park, a good breakfast and time spent with my family

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
My parents

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
Diplomacy

Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Write stories, but couldn’t due to a lack of time

What is your most treasured memory?
Holding my son in my arms for the first time

What is your most marked characteristic?
My ability to talk straight, but unfortunately, this also makes me unpopular

What is your natural talent?
Being helpful

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
The unpredictable Ms. S!

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to sing

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To be more patient

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
A poodle belonging to a rich, old lady

What would you be doing in 20 years?
Looking for a home for the aged

What is your motto?
Do unto others as you would have done unto you

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Thank God for another day and ask for his blessings

If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
To learn to keep my mouth shut

When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
To not be a burden/nuisance to anyone

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
That people are never what they seem to be

What was your favourite food as a child?
Boiled eggs

What is your greatest  extravagance?
Travel