- Group Head – Creative, Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka
- Grand Jury
Tara considers herself somewhat of a lucky girl. Having fallen into the ad industry by mere chance, she’s enjoyed some great career opportunities at agencies such as McCann, Dentsu and Leo Burnett, served on juries and won awards while working on most of Sri Lanka’s top brands. Namely SriLankan Airlines, Nestlé, Mobitel, Sampath Bank, Unilever, Spa Ceylon, Rocell, and Ceylon Biscuits Limited. She's even dominated local and international creative competitions, and represented her country at Young Lions - Cannes Lions, Young Lotus - ADFEST, Young Spikes - Spikes Asia and Dentsu Tokyo's YIW. The only possible explanation she has for all this good fortune is that she’s been pooped on by crows on twelve separate occasions. When not ideating, writing copy or getting victimized by her feathery friends, she rather dubiously, studies the law. And practices illeism.