Bridging different worlds

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David De Alwis—Aitken Partners

Today, David De Alwis works with the Family Law team at Aitken Partners, but when he came to Melbourne 10 years ago, after completing his formal education in
Sri Lanka, things were very different.

There were not many people from overseas either in businesses or universities.

“I call Australia home now but when I got here, I had lost my sense of community. I had to make new friends and find a place to stay,” says De Alwis, who was 18 when he came to study law in what was then the Faculty of Law at Melbourne University.