Tilak Fernando

Tilak Fernando is an American Author, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach. His literary genres are Fiction, Motivation and Life Coach. Tilak was educated at Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka and displayed an ability to see things from a different perspective even from his childhood.

Early life

Tilak was born on 30 October 1943 in Panadura, Sri Lanka as the younger son of Torger Ostin Fernando (Born 20 April 1908 Panadura, Sri Lanka – Died 28 November 1988, Gampaha, Sri Lanka) (father) and Winifred Lillian Fernando (Born 19 July 1912 Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka – Died 13 May 1993 Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka) (mother). He was the second child of a family of two boys and two girls. His father was a physics lecturer and coincidentally a friend of Arthur C. Clarke. He was a very talented and popular student in the school. An accident in 1964 interrupted Tilak’s medical studies and turned his life in a new direction. While convalescing, the first experience of his unique presence was felt by his school friends, whose memories were enhanced in a way that improved their powers to retain information, and who suddenly acquired a deep passion for their studies. This example indicates how Tilak’s presence brings to ordinary people what is necessary for them at a particular moment for awakening and aliveness in their day-to-day lives.


Tilak wrote a series of articles on the nature of consciousness that became popular in Sri Lanka in both Sinhalese and English. As a result of his work being published in Sri Lankan newspapers, He became known for his mystical impact on people physically and psychologically. His work was recognized and praised widely throughout North America by many prestigious institutes. He gave talks and demonstrations at the Rosedale Medical Center in Toronto, the Western University of Ontario, the Eastern Institute of Philadelphia, the Temple University in Philadelphia, the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, as well as in London and Canada. He moved to the United States in 1974 at the invitation of several scientists and scholars and has lived since 2000 in Las Vegas. He has been conducting seminars and workshops helping people to achieve their goals in life. 


Tilak Fernando
Born30 October 1943
Panadura, Sri Lanka
FatherTorger Ostin Fernando
MotherWinifred Lillian Fernando
BrotherTerence Fernando
EducationDharmapala College, Pannipitiya
GenreFiction, Motivation,
Life Coach
OccupationAuthor, Motivational Speaker
ResidenceLas Vegas