Tara de Mel
Tara was the Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Sri Lanka. At the ministry, she led three Presidential Task Forces on General Education, University Education, and Tertiary & Vocational Education. She also served two terms as a member of the Board of the Commonwealth of Learning, in Vancouver.
Since 2016, Tara has assisted in designing programs for introducing mindfulness-based initiates for values, ethics, integrity, and respect for diversity to schools across the island. In 2019, she received the “Sikhamani” award from the Government of Sri Lanka for service to the nation. Presently, she is a member of the Global Consultative Group of Mindfulness initiative in the UK.
Tara has an M.Phil. from the University of London, and an M.D. from the University of Colombo.