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.

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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.

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Senior Programme Officer

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

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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 over seven years of experience in the development sector.

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Office Assistant

Finance Assistant

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

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Project Assistant

Sangeetha Kopalapillai holds a LL .B (Hons) in Law from University of Wolverhampton, UK. She has 3 years of experience in the development sector

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Project Officer

Harithra Chandrasehar completed her Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, and is a lecturer at the Bachelors and Masters levels at Private and Government universities.  She has four years of experience in the development sector. She is particularly passionate about the areas of mental health, conflict related sexual violence, and violence faced by gender and sexual minorities.

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Project Assistant

Parami Jagoda is a final year undergraduate at the University of Kelaniya majoring in International Studies with a minor in German language. She was an active UN and UNDP Volunteer. Parami  has an ardent interest in Policy Studies, Strategic Studies and Transitional Justice.

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Junior Project Officer

Charunya Rajakaruna holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Colombo in International Relations, Communication & Media Studies, and Sociology. She has diverse working experience in a variety of sectors including journalism. Charunya is passionate about working with vulnerable sectors of the society such as youth and women particularly on empowerment, equality and human rights.

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Project Officer

Shani Asokan holds a Masters of Arts (MA) in Human Rights from the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) of Mahidol University and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of London. She has a background in law and journalism, and has conducted research on women in conflict, ambivalent empowerment, and narrative voice in post-conflict literature.

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Junior Project Officer

Suhanya Joseph de Saram holds a BA in Social Sciences majoring in policy and governance from Sciences Po Paris, and has 2 years of experience in the development sector. She is passionate about social development policy and youth capacity building.

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Project Officer

Ashmidha Pathmanathan has an M.Sc. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from the University of Northampton, and has 2 years of work experience in the development sector. She is an advocate for mental health & psychosocial development, and is passionate about working for the rights of marginalized groups in Sri Lanka.

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