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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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.

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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 Officer

Sudeepa Gunaratne holds a MSc in Equality Studies from University College Dublin and a BA in English (Hons.) from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She has over 5 years of experience volunteering and working in the development sector.

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Project Officer

Ruvini Perera holds a LL.B from the University of Colombo and a LL.M from The Pennsylvania State University USA. An Attorney-at-Law by profession Ruvini is passionate about Human rights, transitional justice, peace and reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka.

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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

Sashi Windsor is to graduate with a MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and an LLB from General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University. She has over 5 years of experience volunteering for the empowerment of Girls and Young women with the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association and over 2 years of experience in Legal research on Human Rights and Policies.

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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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Junior Project Officer

Shannon Hardy is an alumna of Sri Lanka Law College and University of Kelaniya, holding a BA (Honors) in International Studies, minoring in Chinese. She was a former Legal Apprentice at the Attorney General’s Department and is awaiting to be called to the Bar as an Attorney-at-Law. She has experience volunteering, both locally and internationally, and has over two years of work experience in the private and public sectors.

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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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Project Assistant

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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