Welcome to FIYAHCON 2021

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne is a science fiction author and data scientist from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His fiction includes The Slow Sad Suicide of Rohan Wijeratne, Numbercaste and The Salvage Crew; his work has appeared in Wired, Slate and been nominated for the Nebula Award. He is the co-founder of Watchdog, a fact-checking organization that sprung up in the wake of the April 2019 bombings in Sri Lanka, and a senior researcher with the Data, Algorithms and Policy team at LIRNEasia, working around social networks, misinformation, linguistics, and futures work for UNDP and the Scifi Economics Lab. Yudhanjaya blogs at and has been recognized as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30.


Check out Witness, an entirely open-source world build to explore viable alternatives to capitalism in the face of climate disaster. Economies modeled around real-life phenomena – from Byzantine worker economies to Marinaleda and Vietnamese co-ops! Find Yudhanjaya on his website, and on Twitter at @yudhanjaya.



Set Layout