Hasrath Munasinghe

The Deputy General Manager of Marketing of Commercial Bank prides himself on being focused, hardworking and resilient, albeit not in the gym

What are you most passionate about?
My country

What do you fear the most?
Fire

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Do you get what I’m saying?”

What is your favourite journey?
A horseback ride to the top of a volcano in the Philippines

On what occasion do you lie?
When my wife inquires if I had homecooked food for lunch

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
My wife Fiona and my sons Ashane and Tejan

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My belly

What is your greatest extravagance?
My new Audi Q7

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Not being punctual

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Backstabbing

What do you wish you had right now?
A daughter, because I already have two sons

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My fitness levels and my physical well-being

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I don’t intend to come back, as I hope to go to Heaven

Which historical figure do you admire most?
Abraham Lincoln

What is your motto?
“Live life – Do good”

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check my phone – I’m trying to get out of this habit

What was one of your life-changing moments?
Entering Royal College as a young scholar

What do you think has been the strength behind your success?
Focus, hard work and resilience

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Rolihlahla – Nelson Mandela’s second name

If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
Eating heavy meals

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Managing relationships, be it personal or professional

What was your favourite food as a child?
Egg rotti

What inspires you?
Middle path – The foundation of Buddhism

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
Drinking snake wine