Popular model Chamila Asanka is flying high in the local fashion industry but not many know that she was born a he.
Chamila who represented Miss International Queen 2011, is among the top transgender models in the world.
The following images of Chamila are by Indika Mallawarachchi.
Costumes are by Roshan Indrajith and Gayani Batz is the makeup artist.
Several transgender ladies made the headlines this year. In March, Canada Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova faced much controversy after organizers decided to disqualify her due to her being a transgender.
However, Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, subsequently overruled that decision and Jenna went on to become on of the 12 finalists.