Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke is an actor, writer and director, and a graduate in Drama and Theatre Arts, Goldsmiths College, London. He specialises in Immersive Theatre and has served as Associate Artistic Director of the Mind Adventures Theatre Company. He has worked in London with several devised and immersive performance companies, such as Frantic Assembly, You Me Bum Bum Train and Retz. Arun is a founding member of the Hot Butter Collective, an artist collective, and Scout, a film production company for foreign productions in Sri Lanka. Notable theatre works include Paraya, Only Soldiers, Blowhards and Close to the Bone. Notable Film and Television Credits include Good Karma Hospital (ITV, UK) and The Joyous Farmer (Milo Wladek Co.).

Arun was awarded the Gratiaen prize for literature, for The One Who Loves You So.