Our Team

World Class Care

We put our heart and soul into delivering a professional and high quality service while you are here with us. This can be felt through the warmth and attentiveness of our team who are there to take care of all the details so that you feel really well cared for and can deeply relax into your retreat.
Sam Kankanamge
Founder

Sam Kankanamge BSc (Hons) Osteo, DPO, Dip.Acu is an exceptional, world renowned healthcare professional, with over 25 years-experience transforming patients’ health, and has been called ‘the best back specialist in the country’ by The Times (2014).

Sudheera Kankanamge
Managing Director
Sudheera is an accountant by profession and has built a successful 20 year career in the printing industry. However, his true passion lies in hospitality and travel.
Dr Waruni
Resident Ayurvedic Doctor

Dr. Waruni directs the Sanctuary’s Ayurvedic program and is a highly talented, dedicated and professional practitioner. She obtained her degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute at the University of Kelaniya.

Gangani Prasangika
Resident Manager

Gangani brings 17 years of experience working in hospitality both locally and internationally to her role as Resident Manager at the Sanctuary. Prior to working at the Sanctuary she managed resorts across the United Arab Emirates and was recognised for her passion in improving customer experience, facilitating memorable experiences, and for cultivating an excellent culture of service. 

Darshana
Head Chef

Darshana is our dedicated and innovative Head chef with many years of experience in the management of kitchen operations and food preparation.

Davia Peris
Retreat Specialist & London Clinic Manager

Davia is our Retreat Specialist and manages enquiries and bookings for those interested in visiting us at the Sanctuary.