Dr. (MRS.) K.P.G.K. BKanthi Badralatha, the Central Provincial Director at Department of Animal Production and Health, takes a phone call in her Kandy, Sri Lanka, office. Under her leadership, her region has the highest rate of milk, meat and egg production in the country.
Badralatha was born and raised in a village that had no power or modern facilities. She is the fourth child in a family with five girls and four boys, and her mother and father were farmers. Early on, she realized education would lead her to opportunity. She studied hard, got good grades and attended a university, receiving a Master’s Degree in Animal Science.
From my project, "Woman" discovering women's empowerment in Sri Lanka created in and around Kandy, Sri Lanka.