Rhumy Amith is an Educationist, Psycho-social Counsellor, Life Coach, Motivational Trainer and a passionate Writer.
He obtained education at Zahira College Colombo and particularly excelled in sports. In 1992, he became the youngest Member of the Board of Governors of Zahira College and as Director Zahira International School he was involved in starting English Medium education, the fruits of which you see today. He was instrumental in conducting motivational and leadership training to teachers, students and parents.
Amith began his career in the corporate sector, handling exports of tea. Administration being his pet discipline he was entrusted with such responsibilities with some leading corporate entities, where he dealt with a host of labour related exertion, and initiated personal development and result oriented production programs. He has sound knowledge of corporate management.
He served as Regional Director, Peace Secretariat for Muslims, Southern Province (covering Galle, Matara and Hambantota . Peace Secretariat for Muslims ( a beneficiary of USAID, Begorf Foundation and Royal Norwegian Government and recognized by GOSL) is an Organisation involved in consensus building among stake holders at grassroots levels in matters of conflict resolution, research activity, advocacy for good governance, capacity building for peaceful co-existence. Relatively, he delivered lectures and conducted training programs on these areas, for Women’s Forum, Youth Forum and Regional Stake-holders.
As Senior Vice President of COSLAM (Conference of Sri Lanka Malays), He worked with the Disaster Management Team in co-ordination with Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) and have done 15 missions for conducting of Trauma Counseling and Confidence Building for adults and children affected by Tsunami. He was Editor of ‘MAJULA’ a bi-monthly journal of COSLAM.
Enhanced his knowledge by attending regular workshops on child psychology, leadership training, resolving family conflicts, conflict resolution, capacity building, report writing and effective communication, etc. He completed Entry Level Certificate in NLP, and Basic Pranic Healing Course in 2011.
Participated in the ‘Train the Trainer’ Level 2 Course of City & Guilds UK, conducted by Dynamix Business School (Pvt) Ltd. He has a Diploma in Psychology at Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology, under the world reputed Dr. Janet LeValley of USA, under whom he also learn the unique art of hypnotism.
Being co-founder Soulink Lanka he took keen interest towards improving conditions of children with disability and conducted a Centre for Disable Children at Galhinna, Kandy and Matale, with a Unit at Digana Government Hospital.
Amith did volunteer counselling on the request of the Chief Quadi of Matale and delicately handed all marriage issues. He also runs a regular online program on Islamic Theological issues. He is also Senior Admin at PPM which is a matrimony facebook page for Malays, which has a membership of 6500 plus.
In 2014 June, Rhumy undertook an assignment to do study and research on orphans and children with special needs in the poor African country namely Malawi. During his stay there he served as Administrative Manager with Aboobaker Sidik Girls Academy in Ulongwe and then as Principal of Mai Aisha Academy in the capital city Lilongwe, brining about a revolutionary change. The knowledge, expertise, skills and experience he gained during this period is priceless. In Malawi, he assisted in establishing a Centre for Down Syndrome and Disabled Children.
Whilst in Malawi, he obtained Bachelors Degree in Social Science for Social Work at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Zomba. He also has a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology.
Recently, he successfully accomplished the Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Honours Pass at Institute of Psychological Studies Sri Lanka, which gave him License to practice as a Professional Counsellor.
His obsession at the twilight of his life is to create well-being in the lives of humans through counselling and psychotherapy, and being a life coach.