International Training Programs:

  • Workshop on Research Leadership for Commonwealth Climate Research Cohort, Association of Commonwealth Universities/British Council.

Guideline development/Standards [CRF/WASH]:

  • Develop contextualized guidelines for well cleaning for Batticaloa district in consultation with WASH stakeholders [Supported by Oxfam].
  • Development of Hazard specific WASH Needs and Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Sri Lanka [Floods, Drought, Landslides and CKDu], UNICEF/Seva Lanka under Regional Emergency Cluster Advisors project.
  • Training strategy for implementation of Community Resilience Framework & Revision of CRF Manual

Training Needs Assessment/CBO Capacity building/Community consultation:

  • Training Needs Assessments for CBOs in the UNDP Capacity building projects in Sri Lanka, UNDP/University of Colombo.
  • Development of CBO training modules and training CBOs in capacity building modules, UNDP/University of Colombo.


  • Flood Response Evaluation, Oxfam Response, University of Colombo.

Participatory tools & Consultation:

  • Carried out a rapid needs assessment of returnees, returned to their place of origin in the High Security Zone, in Jaffna district, Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka, Jaffna Office.

GBV/Community consultation/Assessment/M&E:

  • Developed a policy brief document on mitigating GBV in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts in consultation with women community leaders for the submission of Northern Provincial Council under SSDW2 project, CARE International, Sri Lanka.
  • Review of Children and Women Development Units (CWDU) in 5 DS divisions in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts, CARE Sri Lanka.
  • Baseline Assessment for CARE to implement Safety, Security and Dignity for Women (SSDW2).


Title of the course/workshopRole in the workshopInstitute/Organization
Sphere workshop for Sri Lanka Red Cross Society  Lead FacilitatorConsortium of Humanitarian Agencies
Community Based Disaster Risk Management workshop for teachersLead FacilitatorWorld Vision Sri Lanka
Session on “Mainstreaming DRR into development” at Monthly Review meeting of Disaster Management Centre,      Sri Lanka [25 districts]Session FacilitatorOxfam/DIPECHO/DMC
One day training for CARE partner organization staff members on “Gender in Emergencies”FacilitatorCARE Sri Lanka
Two days WASH in Emergencies training CARE partner organization staff membersCo-FacilitatorCARE Sri Lanka
One day Co-facilitator for “Caring for Guests – Advanced” module of IFC Business Edge training for Hotel Management and owners in BatticaloaCo-FacilitatorIIDT/International Finance Cooperation
Three days training on implementation of Community Resilience Framework – Sri Lanka in collaboration with DMC, Ministry of Disaster ManagementLead FacilitatorOxfam/ACTED/HI – DIPECHO 8 Consortium      Sri Lanka
Three days training on facilitation and coaching skills for government staff from Northern ProvinceLead FacilitatorOxfam/ACTED/HI – DIPECHO 8 Consortium
Sphere introductory session for corporate sector, in the disaster response meeting under Asia – Pacific Alliance         (A-PAD) platform for Sri LankaFacilitatorConsortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA)
Facilitated the phase II of the Youth Empowerment Grant for 45 selected university undergraduates from Ampara districtLead TrainerUS Embassy through OBA of Zahira College
Youth Empowerment Training Program [Phase I] for Ampara district youth funded by Public Diplomacy Program of US Embassy ColomboProgram Lead/ TrainerUS Embassy through OBA of Zahira College
Training on research study in urban socio-economic vulnerability contextFacilitatorMuslim Aid Sri Lanka
Certificate course on pandemic resilience for religious leaders in Sri Lanka under CORRECT 19 Project funded by EUCo-FacilitatorResearch, Training and Consulting; Foundation & Academy
Internal Quality Assurance and Module Portfolio Development, in collaboration with Centre for Quality Assurance of South Eastern University of Sri LankaCoordinator/ FacilitatorInternal Quality Assurance Cell, Faculty of Engineering
How to conduct Learning Needs Assessment – Vavuniya NGO Consortium membersCo-FacilitatorRedR Lanka
Vavuniya NGO Consortium Business PlanningCo-FacilitatorRedR Lanka
Essentials of Humanitarian Practice [2 days course] for CARITAS staff members in the North and EastFacilitatorRedR Lanka/CARITAS-EHED
Sphere standards in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion [one day module] for Jaffna district NGOsCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Sphere standards in shelter and settlement [one day module] for Jaffna district humanitarian organizationsCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
One day awareness training on sphere minimum standards for EHED Caritas Trincomalee staffCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
One day awareness training on sphere minimum standards for American Red Cross staffCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka/ARC
Introduction to Community Based Disaster Risk Management [CBDRM Module 1] – Jaffna districtLead FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Community Based Disaster Risk Assessment – Tools and Techniques [CBDRM Module 2] – Jaffna districtLead FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Needs Assessment in EmergenciesCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Better Ways to Manage MeetingsCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Four days training on Community Participatory ApproachesLead FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Disaster Management Course [3 days module] for Jaffna/Vavuniya district NGO staff members [3 courses]FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Two days workshop on Emergency Preparedness for World Vision ADP /EHED Caritass Staff members [2 courses]FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Two days workshop on Emergency Preparedness [8 courses] in Kandy, Batticaloa, Vavuniya and TrincomaleeFacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Two days workshop on Emergency Preparedness [2 courses] for Jaffna and Killinochchi district NGO staffCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Two days course on Project Planning and Management           [2 courses] in JaffnaLead FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Community Based Disaster Risk Management [4 courses] with RedR India/ADPC Thailand for CARE staff and Maltesar International staff membersCo-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka/CARE RedR /Maltesar
Health and Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies [3 courses]Co-FacilitatorRedR UK in Sri Lanka
Sustainable Development Goals – A local perspective for engineersGuest SpeakerThe Institution of Engineer, Sri Lanka, Eastern Chapter
Sustainable Development Goals and Challenges for Master StudentsGuest LectureEastern University of Sri Lanka
Promoting Community Volunteerism for Dengue Free Sri Lanka, at the Review Program for Public Health Inspectors of Eastern Province on 24th February 2018Invited PresentationRegional Director of Health Services – Trincomalee in Collaboration with Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Trincomalee Branch
Disaster Resilience session in Youth Climate Summit – 2017 Sri Lanka, , supported by United States, in collaboration with Climate Secretariat, Disaster Management Centre held on 20-22 January 2017, ThulhiriyaPanelistCommunity Resilience Centre – Sri Lanka/ Wild Centre – USA and A-PAD
Student Seminar on Humanitarian Charter and Sphere Standards, 2021Guest speaker/ PanelistPost Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo/Sphere Project
Regional Dialog for Climate Solutions for South Asia, 2021ModeratorResilience Centre for Research, Training and Consultancy, Sri Lanka
Career prospects in state universities after A/L” Batticaloa district, 22 January 2016Guest presentationSL2College in collaboration with Prime [A local NGO]
Community Resilience for religious leaders and organizations for members of multi-faith organizationsResource personCommunity Resilience Centre, Sri Lanka
Coaching and mentoring government staff members undergone CRF training to roll out trainings in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts [2 days of coaching sessions for 25 Master Trainers/ 4 Numbers of cascade trainings each 2 days for 80 DS office staff members/ Review workshop after 2nd cascade training]Mentor/ ReviewerOxfam/ACTED/HI – DIPECHO 8 Consortium      Sri Lanka
COVID19 – Lessons and reflection from Sri LankaInvited PresentationInternational Alliance for COVID-19 Community Response, China
Climate Change and Disasters – A forgotten crisisKeynote speechValithadam – A local magazine in Sri Lanka
Promoting Volunteerism in student societiesInvited PresentationIEEE Chapter, Faculty of Engineering, SEUSL Oluvil
Series of Disaster Management Sessions to state officers and heads of the departmentsGuest PresentationDistrict Disaster Management Centre, Ampara, Sri Lanka
International Day on Disaster Risk Reduction – 2021Guest SpeakerDistrict Disaster Management Centre, Ampara, Sri Lanka
Youth Entrepreneurship Sustainability Hub WorkshopModeratorVenture Frontier Lanka
Disaster Risk Management/Climate Change/SDGsGuest SpeakerLocal Radio channels
Promoting peace through value education in universities in Sri Lanka, in the programme on Social Integration for National HarmonyInvited SpeakerMuslim Women Research and Action Forum (MWRAF) Sri Lanka funded by DIAKONIA
Crisis Management for Health ProfessionalsGuest SpeakerRegional Director of Health Services, Kalmunai
Risk-sensitive development for building resilienceFacilitatorIREX, CSP Solutions Summit 2022, Online