Staff

Nuwan Pradeep Subasinghe

Project Director

Nuwan Subhasinghe is a peace practitioner and researcher, who graduated with a degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and accomplished his Master's in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is the former Co-Coordinator at the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka, Lead consultant at the Resilience Research, Training, Consulting, Senior Program Coordinator at the Walpola Rahula Institute, Sri Lanka and Visiting Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University Sri Lanka (Matara Regional Branch). In addition, he has been working with Civil Society Organizations and government bodies such as the Center for Poverty Analysis, Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections, Rights Now- Collective for Democracy on short term assignments. Furthermore, he has completed a Master class on Conflict Transformation of the International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Training Program, offered by the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Stadtschlaining Austria.

Aafrin Yaseen

Project Officer

Aafrin Yaseen is a LLB (UK) degree holder, who is reading her Attorney-At-Law at Sri Lankan Law College. She has been a part of IYAP since 2017 as a Volunteer. Her major interests are on Social Work, Youth Development and being a Social Advocate. She strongly believes in “Work for a cause, not for applause” slogan as her motto of the work.

Gothamee Narangala

Admin Assistant

Gothamee Narangala is an undergraduate who specializes in International Studies in University of Kelaniya. She has keen interests in social and humanitarian work. She has done researches and publications on her fields of interest.

Christena Paul

Account Assistant

Christena Paul is an experienced accountant who joined recently to support the local operations in Sri Lanka. As an enthusiastic and dynamic youth, she supports the projects and she feels privileged to be a part of the energetic and co-operative team.

Mohammed Wazeer Gaffoor

Communication Officer

Wazeer is a young experienced professional designer, who have completed Diploma in multimedia successfully . He is passionate in community and youth development and looking forward to incorporate his skills and knowledge for the betterment of the society.

Sulakshi Madawala

Internship Manager

Sulakshi S.E. Madawala is a graduate of St. Cloud State University, U.S.A, with a BSc in International Business and specializations in Finance and political science. She has a passion for working towards promoting social, economic, and environmental development and has conducted advocacy efforts in the U.S. to influence laws and policies through lobbying. She has a growing interest in working with organizations established to resolve conflicts and foster reconciliation, and she believes that "Peace should never be taken for granted."

Suresh Thivviyan

Internship Manager

Thivviyan Suresh is a result oriented, highly energetic and quick learner, with excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills and a responsible team player with the ability to collaborate and work towards success. He studied at St. Peter’s College and obtained his Diploma in Business English at University of Colombo and his Bachelors of Arts in Humanities and Social Sciences specializing in Politics & International Relations, obtained from the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has previously interned at the Commercial Bank of Ceylon (PLC) and also have gained his experiences, working at the United Nations Country office in Sri Lanka.

Chanaka Nugegoda

Master Trainer

Over 15 years of Business Management experience, Leadership, Compliance and Training. Chanaka Nugegoda has extensive experience working on high visibility projects and programs. He has managed and supervised technical and professional development courses for major organizations, lead, trained, and developed individuals resulting in promotions and career advancement. He is fearless of challenges, in order to seek new ways of working and better methodologies to create best value with the passion towards training and development.

Wijeyanandan Soundarya Karthik

Master Trainer

Soundarya W. Karthik is the founder of Agai International, Transformative Coach and a NLP Master Trainer. Being an Accredited trainer and living in the NLP way, she contributes in a significant way to the humanity. She believes in powers and she believes every human got them from birth. By being an enabler to mine , polish and be a partner to seek the purpose is what she believes as her Purpose and Profession. "Make your Dream happen - What Ever It Takes !"

Zumana Ziyad

Communication Officer

Zumana Ziyad is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Kelaniya and following Law studies as well. Her journey with International Youth Alliance for Peace started in 2019 and the motto of being an inspiration and spreading positivity, drives her life energy with the ambition of becoming an activist toward positive attitudinal transformation in the community

Kanchana Geeth Samaraweera

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Kanchana Geeth Samaraweera has completed his Bachelor's degree at the Department of Economics, University of Colombo and completed his internship at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. He won the “Best Research Paper Award” under the Theme of “Migration and Development” at the 16th South Asian Economics Students’ Meet held in Nepal in 2020 and received the “Best Research Paper Award” in the category of Undergraduate Research Forum at 8th International Conference on Management and Economics in 2019. Furthermore, he is a member of EvalYouth Sri Lanka and the country coordinator of the South Asian Federation of Emerging Economists and the Sri Lankan Team Leader of the 17th South Asian Economics Students' Meet and advocating for Sustainable Development Goals.

Ishani Jayasinghe

Senior Finance & Administration

Ishani Jayasinghe is a business management expert with over 15 years of experience in corporate management sector. Ishani worked closely with the C-level management in formulating and implementing strategies to Asia and, East Asian regions. Her interpersonal and leadership skills have enabled her to build strong relationships with many professionals, internal and external stakeholders throughout her career. Ishani holds associate membership of CIMA and CGMA, also she has a master’s degree from University of Colombo specialized in Finance and she is a Bachelor of Commerce degree holder from University of Colombo. Ishani is a past finalist of Associate Certified Charted Accountants in UK.

Sasika Konara

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

A Social Worker who has 9+ year experience in working with individuals, groups, communities, organizations and engage in program and project monitoring in non-profit organizations. He is also expertised in Project/Program Planning, Project Development, Budgeting, Monitoring & Evaluation, Fundraising, Stakeholder Liaison and Partnership Development and experienced with social research, both qualitative and quantitative. He is a team-player with healthy rapport building and maintaining abilities, strong analytical, coordinating skills with an attention to detail. Besides, an effective community organizer learned from people (women, farmers, community leaders, children, volunteers, state, and non-state staff) collaborating in needs-based processes for integrated sustainable development projects.

Ayoma Rasanjalee

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

​I completed my bachelor's degree in peace & conflict resolution at university of Kelaniya. I consider myself to be good communicator, team leader and motivator, who can get along well with people from all social, ethnic & cultural backgrounds. I believe that my main responsibility is to build peace & reconciliation in society.

Pramodya Edirisinghe

Database Management Specialist

Pramodya Edirisinghe holds a BSc in Social Sciences (Economics, Management, and Geography) with second upper diction from the General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka. And currently following his Masters in Business Economics at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. with the research area of Monetary Economics and Capital Markets. He is also interested in Development Studies and Econometrics.