I am a foreign policy and international aid professional, as well as a proud American of Sri Lankan ancestry.

My interest in advancing a more peaceful world encompasses strengthening the rules-based international order, fostering a healthy U.S.-Southeast Asia relationship, effective community-driven development (CDD), and interfaith diplomacy/peacebuilding.

I work toward this objective through my writing, speaking, capacity building, research, mentoring, and related professional activities. I am passionate about public service, especially during this time of global uncertainty and fast-paced challenges. Please feel free to look around my site.