Ruki De Silva

The 361 Degrees’ Chief Executive’s ‘So what? Let’s try it out’ attitude may get him in trouble at Poker

What one word would describe you?

What is your favourite journey?
The taxi ride to Park Street Mews in the night

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

On what occasion do you lie?
When playing Poker!

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
Yasodhara, Radha and Indu (My family)

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Grey hair on my eyebrows!!!

What is your most marked characteristic?

What is your most treasured possession?
My external hard disk with all my files and backups

What is your natural talent?
Connecting the dots early

Which talent would you most like to have?

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Not being their true selves

What do you wish you had right now?
The power to take away stupid politicians

What is your current state of mind?

What is your motto?
“So what? Let’s try it out”

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Flip through my Flipboard feed while on the toilet

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
To say “It’s time to end this s***” sooner rather than later

What was your favourite food as a child?
Mani Pittu and Babath Curry…

What inspires you?
Anything new that I see

What impact do you want to leave on the world?
To nurture many people to be better human beings

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Taita in all Egyptian novels by Wilbur Smith

What do you most value in your friends?
Accepting me as a human being and not as a trainer