Upali is a business consultant who specializes in emerging markets. He is currently President, Canada-Sri Lanka Business Council. His engagement with the Sri Lankan community in Canada spans over 35 years with various organizations and in multiple capacities. During those years, he witnessed with great interest the growth of this Community from 4,500 people to over 250,000 in the GTA. He believes that he could work towards promoting TVO's programs and services in a very effective manner. Upali is also President, Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada and a Steering Committee Member, South Asian Business Councils' Alliance (SABCA).