My purpose is to be a conduit of truth and learning and to pursue that truth and learning in my career and with love in all parts of my life. To positively impact the consciousness of people throughout the world, giving a voice to the voiceless, and being an inspiration to everyone I reach.
I’m currently in the final year of my PhD in International Politics, focusing on diaspora engagement and transitional justice in the post-conflict context of Sri Lanka. My main areas of research are transitional justice, post-conflict reconciliation, transnational activism, and diaspora engagement.
I use this blog as a space to share my thoughts and opinions on the subjects that are close to my heart. Please note that my personal views do not represent any organisation I’m affiliated with.
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Guest Researcher, Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka – September 2018 to Present
PhD Candidate in International Politics at City, University of London – expected September 2019
Research Assistant, on the project ‘From the Diasporisation to the Transnationalisation of Exile Politics: Understanding When Extremism Gives Way to Moderate Politics’ – The Case of Sri Lanka, 1983-2016 – funded by Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) – September 2016 to December 2017
(MA) Management and Leadership at Webster University Wolrdwide (Regent’s University London) – October 2014
(MA) International Politics and Human Rights at City University London – September 2013
Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) Award for Student Journalist of the Year – 2012
Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) Award for Best Radio News Documentary of the Year – 2012
Olympic Truce Youth Peace Ambassador – September 2012
First Class Honours Degree in Journalism and Media (Coventry University) – July 2012
Journalism Student Subject Ambassador (Coventry University) – September 2011 – July 2012
Producer of International Coventry – March 2012- July 2012
Professional Experience at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire (March 2011- April 2011)
Editor of CU Today (September 2010 – April 2011)
Editor of the weekly newsletter for the Media and Communications Department of Coventry University (Jan 2010- June 2010)