Our Team

Executive Director

Shyamala Gomez is a human rights lawyer by training and has over twenty years experience as an academic, researcher and activist. She has an LLB from the University of Colombo and a Masters in Law from Georgetown University, Washington DC.  She has published in the areas of violence against women, masculinities, sexual violence in conflict, migrant workers rights, women’s land rights, reproductive rights and on women, peace and security.

Email: shyamala.cej@gmail.com

Finance Manager

Uthpala Madurasinghe is a passed finalist of CIMA and holds 20 years of experience in the finance sector out of which 13 years are work experience in the INGO and NGO sector.

Email: uthpala.cej@gmail.com

Senior Programme Officer

Letchumanan Kamaleswary holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Peradeniya and is currently reading for a Masters in Development Studies at University of Colombo. Kamaleswary has 10 years of experience working on women’s rights.

E mail: kamali.cej@gmail.com

Senior Project Coordinator

Ando Anthappan holds a BA in Social Sciences from the Open University of Sri Lanka and a Masters in Human Rights and Democratization from the University of Colombo. She has seven years of experience in the development sector.

Email: ando.cej@gmail.com

Project Officer

Vibusha K. Madanayake is a graduate of the University of Colombo with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) specializing in International Relations and a Masters in International Relations (MA) from the University of Colombo. She has volunteered in youth development with several volunteer organizations during the past nine years.

Email: vibusha.cej@gmail.com

Office Assistant

Communications Officer

Vinusha Paulraj holds a MA in International Security Studies from the University of Leicester and an LLB from the University of London. She has seven years of experience in the field of journalism, media, and communications.

Email: vinusha.cej@gmail.com

Finance Assistant

Irosha Karunanayaka is partly qualified in AAT and carries 8 years of government and private sector experience in the Finance field.

Email: financeasst.cej@gmail.com

Project Consultant

Dilinthi Rodrigo has an LLB from the University of London and is completing her legal apprenticeship. She works with CEJ part-time and has interned at legal practices for four years.

Email: projects.cej@gmail.com

Project Assistant

Nilfa Deen has a Bachelors’ of Social Work from the National Institute of Social Development and is qualified at certificate level in Human Rights from the University of Colombo. She has volunteered with many youth organisations undertaking reconciliation work for over three years.

Email: nilfadeen.cej@gmail.com