Yes, a writer, who started off by writing between flights. Watch the simplicity again. "An apple (the fruit not the brand), a laptop, a do not disturb sign," was all it took to get him going. He'd write anywhere in the world. Unlike many other writers, he wasn't bound by the constraints of the study or the desk. Work was done wherever his flight took him, and where he has been, recognition has followed him. The former Singapore Airlines Captain, current pilot trainer for Sri Lankan Airlines-cum-award-winning writer - and as he reminds me, a grandfather too as well - has been pronounced an 'Everyday Hero', for when he wasn't writing or flying, he was steering the Association for Lighting a Candle (AFLAC) in Sri Lanka, a charity that has drawn the attention, funds and time of people from all over the world.
Deepika Shetty catches up with Capt. Elmo Jayawardena who will be appearing at MPH's Breakfast Club in Bangsar Village 1 at 11a.m. tomorrow and at Seksan's in the afternoon.