Munas received his Master’s in Economics from the University of Colombo and read for a Bachelor’s in Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya. Munas has over eight years’ experience researching poverty, conflict, fisheries, migration and diaspora issues. Also, he has conducted project evaluations in the conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka. Munas coordinates the Migration thematic at CEPA. He currently leads a research project on diaspora engagement in conflict settings, focusing on Sri Lanka. Also, Munas conducts trainings on qualitative data analysis using Nvivo software. Areas of interest: Migration, Diaspora, Reconciliation, Project Evaluation, Post-Conflict Livelihoods, Small-scale Fisheries
Chaturanga Weerasekera, MLS (Colombo)
Chaturanga is a Chartered Librarian with over 20 years of professional experience in knowledge dissemination and Resource Centre management. She obtained her Master’s in Library and Information Sciences at the National Institute of Library and Information Science (NILIS), University of Colombo. Her dissertation focused on the challenges faced by authors when publishing in peer-reviewed journals. She is responsible for the overall function of the CEPA Resource Centre, including the physical and digital libraries and dissemination of CEPA publications. She coordinates dialogue and exchange events, such as the Book Club, Film Club, guest talks and various other information sharing programmes. Areas of interest: Digital Libraries, Institutional Repositories, Open Access Sources, Green and Gold Models, Digital Scholarship, Scholarly Publishing, Peer-Review Standards and Guidelines, Copyright Law
Sri Lankan think-tank promoting a better understanding of poverty-related development issues. CEPA believes that poverty is an injustice that should be overcome and that overcoming poverty involves changing policies and practices nationally and internationally, as well as working with people in poverty.