Dayan Surendranathan

Senior Researcher

Dayan Surendranathan is a Senior Researcher at LIRNEasia. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from Quest University (British Columbia), focusing on computational mathematics and critical theory applied to security and intelligence studies.

Before joining LIRNEasia, Dayan’s experience included extensive work in public policy research, particularly in political media. He also provided consulting services for various political parties and NGOs in Canada and Sri Lanka, specialising in elections analytics. Recently, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising clients in sectors such as apparel, FMCG, sustainability, public finance, and digital transformation across Asia.

Outside of his professional life, Dayan enjoys Olympic weightlifting, e-Sports (particularly Dota 2, The Finals, Valorant), and spending quality time with his cat, Luna.