“I have always admired and appreciated the Sri Lanka campaign’s work on human rights and justice and joining the campaign gives me an opportunity to support and more directly make a contribution to their work.”
She is a Sri Lankan academic and human rights activist. She started her career in journalism; reporting on the conflict in Sri Lanka for national and international media including, Reuters and the Times of India; and also worked at the BBC World Service in London. She shifted into human rights work in 2005 working for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She specialised in minority rights and conflict prevention, for more than 8 year, working at Minority Rights Group International (MRG). She has conducted research and published reports and articles on minority rights in Israel, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda. She has a broad spectrum of work experience, ranging from training community activists on human rights to conducting advocacy campaigns at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. She is currently completing a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on the radicalisation of Muslims in a minority context, looking at the case of Sri Lanka from 1990-2010.