FORA.tv Speaker - Dishani Jayaweera

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Biography

Dishani Jayaweera was born in 1968 in Gampaha, Sri Lanka. She has been actively involved in the peace & non-violent conflict transformation field since 1997 when she gave up her career as a lawyer. She is a co-founder and Director at the Centre for Peacebuilding and Reconciliation (home for diversity) where she invests her time and energy as a programme designer, trainer and facilitator.

She previously worked as Programme Officer and Coordinator at the National Integration Programme Unit and has worked alongside other NGOs to design and deliver programs on peacebuilding and reconciliation. She is a graduate of the Masters in Applied Conflict Transformation Studies and has participated in additional training on conflict resolution, mediation and reconciliation in various international settings.

Ms. Jayaweera is currently pursuing research on the relationship between state power and role of "Buddhism" within the ethnic majoritarian system.

1 Program

Coexist International Peace Prize

03.20.12 | 01:30:39 min | 2 comments
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