She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English and Western Classical Culture from the Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka and an Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has also a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She is also a professional Singer (Vocal – Western) and has obtained her Licentiate from the Trinity College of Music London.

She worked as a Development Advisor at CEDA and a Gender Specialist at ADB Bank.