Thamesha is a first-year Master of Science in Foreign Service student from Sri Lanka, currently pursuing the concentration in International Development. She is a graduate of University of Colombo. Thamesha has experience in peacebuilding and governance in Sri Lanka with the United Nations Development Programme. She was a part of the UNDP Peacebuilding, Access to Justice and Rule of Law team focusing on good governance and worked with independent oversight mechanisms in Sri Lanka. She is skilled in program design, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and communications. Her interests include peacebuilding, strengthening equitable governance, and public-private sector partnerships for development.
"MSFS was a perfect fit for what I was looking for in a graduate program. It is designed to develop students to become global leaders and practitioners. Located in D.C., with its world-class faculty, the experience MSFS offers is unparalleled. With its concentration in international development and the other co-curricular activities, MSFS will be a springboard to reach the next steps in my career.”