Rifthi Ali is a journalist with 15 years of experience in print, digital and new media. He is the chief editor of vidyal.lk which is one of the leading Tamil news website in Sri Lanka, since 2014. Also, he writes to Ceylon Today, Vidivelli and Thamilan newspapers. Rifthi Ali is interested in Right to Information (RTI) reporting, fact checking, environmental reporting and investigative journalism. He won the Prof. K. Kalasapathy Award for Reporting under Special Circumstances – 2020 in Journalism Awards for Excellence which conducted by Sri Lanka Press Institute and Editors Guild of Sri Lanka. Also, Rifthi Ali has been recognized for his reporting by National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) under the initiative of "Revolution for freedom - A country free of alcohol". He completed his Diploma in Journalism at Sri Lanka College of Journalism. Also, he graduated the New Media on Journalism conducted by Gaylord College for Journalism and Mass Communication in University of Oklahoma, United States. Rifthi Ali trained more than 500 youths and journalists on media ethics, media literacy, fact checking, awareness on RTI and investigative journalism.