Social Media Manager, Public Speaker, and Editor in Colombo, Sri Lanka
An Ashoka, Rotary World Peace and TED Fellow, I have for over fifteen years explored and advocated the use of Information andCommunications Technologies (ICTs) to strengthen a just peace, reconciliation,human rights & democratic governance. I set up and curate the award winning Groundviews, Sri Lanka's first citizen journalism website. I consult on new media literacy, web activism, digital security and online advocacy in Sri Lanka and internationally. I also work extensively on the advancement of information management during crises, both sudden-onsetand protracted. I am a recognized trainer on digital security for activists and journalists at risk, using a wide spectrum technology to capture, disseminate and archive vital stories in austere, violent human rights contexts.