Deepanjalie Abeywardana

Deepanjalie Abeywardana

Head - Media Research

BA (Colombo), MA (Pondicherry)

Areas of Expertise
Media ethics
Media and gender
Conflict resolution

Deepanjalie has extensive experience in media ethics, media behaviour as well as media and women.  She also trains journalists on media ethics and has taken part in several fellowships and programs on media studies abroad. Additionally, she has experience in conflict resolution and human rights through her studies at University of Oslo, Norway and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Deepanjalie received a BA in International Relations from the University of Colombo and a MA in South Asian Studies from Pondicherry University, India where she was selected as one of the first two Sri Lankans to undertake the MA on a Madanjeet Singh Scholarship. Deepanjalie has worked with a wide range of local and international stakeholders and media practitioners on understanding the Sri Lankan media, media ownership and media’s role in fostering reconciliation.