Shalindra Fernando

UNSURPRISINGLY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF WINE WORLD ENJOYS HIS DRINKS. WORRYINGLY HE CRAVES A GIN AND TONIC WHEN HE SHOULD BE WORKING

What one word would describe you?

Empathetic

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Busy-ness

On what occasion do you lie?

When I’m asked how many drinks I’ve had

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?

My wife (honest)

Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?

My dad (he passed away when I was little)

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

Early morning Gym. No traffic. Playtime with the kids. Seafood dinner date on the beach with LOML. Lots of wine. Or Gin. Or both

What is your most marked characteristic?

Stressed out resting face. Sadly.

What is your most treasured possession?

I-phone. Also sadly

What is your natural talent?

Sleeping. Everything else I’ve had to work on

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

Bras, babies and wine

What is your greatest extravagance?

Travel

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Laziness

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Arrogance

What do you wish you had right now?

A Colombo Gin & Tonic (It’s way past Gin O’clock)

Where would you like to live?

By the beach

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

Swap my ample waistline for a six-pack

What was one of your life-changing moments?

Driving a Maruti 800 at 100km/h while working as a sales rep and realizing I had no brakes

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

Something without a ‘sh’ sound

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

My inability to whistle