Anushka is a lawyer from Sri Lanka with a background in international human rights law, disability law, and environmental law. She specialises in the Asia region and has experience instituting strategic litigation, implementing multi-country programs, and advising government bodies device national policies. Prior to joining HDT, she worked in several international and local NGOs including FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, a Paris-based international human rights NGO that federates 188 organizations from around the world, and Environmental Foundation Limited (EFL) where she worked as the Head of Legal.
She obtained her LLM from the Washington College of Law, American University, where she received the Judge Jerry M. Hermele award, the Outstanding Research and Writing award, and the Krauthamer Prize for Disability Law. She obtained her LLB (Hons) from the University of Colombo. She is also an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).