Asela has known all his life that he is adopted. His sister Dilusha was adopted by a Dutch couple when she was one year old. Due to certain circumstances she has been able to keep in contact with her family in Sri Lanka. Together they set up Asela Family Search.

Asela does searches in Sri Lanka for adoptees who are searching for their biological parents. Asela also helps mothers searching for their child, by giving them information and DNA kits so they can be registered in a database.

For both Dilusha and Asela it is very important that families can communicate without the interference of an outsider.