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Aishwarya Shrestha is a compassionate and curious individual with an opinion. She is a zealous and philanthropic individual with a passion for equality, literacy, liberty, justice and peace. She strives to be a part of a community that is dedicated to bringing kindness and change in the world. With experience in advocacy and leadership, she wants to be a part of conversation about the discrimination and injustices in the world. She has been a part of Youth Organizations that work to promote development and create a dialogue in their communities. As someone with a profound craving for knowledge, Aishwarya has a craving to learn new things. She is an avid reader and does not shy away from dramatic fiction. She is an enthusiastic writer. Writing is a form of advocacy for her. She uses her words to connect to the audience and voice her beliefs and try to analyze the social issues in the world.

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I am Arosh Martin, a final year undergraduate of both University of Kelaniya and Sri Lanka Law College. I am intersted in making a change to the world by doing small things

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I am a final year undergraduate from University of Colombo, studying Conflict Resolution and Peace. I am interested in Human Rights, Peace building and Human Security. Working IYAP as an intern helps me to develop my skills and gain experiences in the working field.

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Dilshan Jayakody

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My name is Rasika Dilshan Jayakody. I am 23 years old. I am an undergraduate at University of Colombo following a specialisation in International Relations. I am interested in Security studies, Environment governance, Sustainable Development Goals and Regional studies. In the future I hope to get involved in government administration. I would like to develop my existing knowledge of social development and my existing interest in the areas of social development. I also have a good knowledge of information and communication technology. I am a good presenter. Today I am pursuing further education in human resource management. As a university undergraduate, I think I am well-versed in all fields.

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Kanchana Geeth Samaraweera

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Reading for B.A. Economics (Special in Economic Theory and Application) Degree at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and currently working as a Project Intern at the Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka. President of Economics Association of Department of Economics at University of Colombo since 2020. Won the “Best Research Paper Award” under the theme of “Migration and Development” at 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.

Piyumi Weeraman

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I am Piyumi Weeraman, a 2nd year Medical Student with a diploma in IT and business management, and I've always been passionate about words and all that I can convey through them no matter how miniscule. I am thankful that I've been bestowed upon the opportunity to share them with you all. "Words are seeds and bullets. Hope mine hit you on impact like a bullet and plant in your hearts like a seed, shining light on the path to better our society by bringing awareness to key topics."

Poojanee Galhenege

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Currently I’m a third year student reading for BA (Hons) Degree in International Studies at the University of Colombo. I completed my school education at Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy. I like to read books during my free time and find interesting facts about the world. I hope to serve in the foreign services after I graduate. I thought of volunteering at IYAP because the experience would be beneficial for me in the future to become an active member of the society and to see the world in a novel way.

Poorna Dissanayake

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I’m currently studying for BA (Hons) Degree in International Studies at the University of Kelaniya. During my first two years of the university, I got engaged with various community service organizations in order to pursue my passion for serving to the community. Going beyond, I decided to take part in IYAP to further flourish my skills, to explore new experiences and to build diverse social interactions while achieving career development.

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Priya Shah is a passionate learner who is always curious about learning new facts. She loves analyzing facts and taking part in critical discussions. She is highly interested in legal matters and believes that justice should lie in each and every aspect of life. Being highly inspired by the Natural School of thought, she believes each and every thing must be guided by reason and backed by morality. She considers herself as a social engineer and takes initiatives for change. She loves literature and her passion towards literature has enlightened her to be creative in writing skills and developed her own way of expressing things. She admires criticisms because she believes that criticism is the only way one can improve oneself. She believes in collectivism rather than individualism. Therefore, she has given birth to a very meaningful and thoughtful proverb" let's work together to walk together". The proverb ignites the concept that working collectively in every sector would bring about equality in the beautiful habitat we are being adapted to.

R.G.Sugandika Waidyarathne

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I am an undergraduate at the University of Colombo and I'm in my final year. My study scope is Conflict Resolution and Peace. Currently, I am working as a research intern at International Youth Alliance for Peace. I am very interested in peacebuilding, human rights, and social works.

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I am a third year undergraduate from University of Colombo specializing in International Relations. Joining IYAP as an intern helps to me to gain good work experience in the field and it's also help to improve my skills.

Upekshi Ranatunga

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I am an undergraduate of International Studies (Honours Degree) with German as the foreign language at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka studying in the Faculty of Arts. I am a young, enthusiastic, hardworking student who ensures that the best and the maximum of my talents are given to the betterment of whatever I choose to do.

Vihanga Weerasinghe

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I am a fourth year undergraduate from university of colombo specialized in international relations.my research interests relate to peace and reconciliation ,human security ,countering violent extremism.joining IYAP as an intern helps to me gain good experience in field and it's also help to improve my skills

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Yashodhara Upekshani

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Reading for B.A. Economics (Special) Hon. Degree at Department of Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Currently working as an Intern at Sri Lanka Export Development Board. Won the “Best Research Paper Award” under the category of Undergraduate Research Forum in 8th International Conference on Management and Economics - 2019 organized by University of Ruhuna. Awarded with “MIND Scholarship for Undergraduate Students” granted for the Academic Excellency by Munasinghe Institute for Development - Colombo in 2019. Interested in researching, volunteering and social works. Volunteering as a blog writer in International Youth Alliance for Peace since November 2020.