LIRNEasia is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific

Request for Proposals (RFP): A study to assess the potential of the NOFN for rural connectivity in India. For more details see RFP.

Deadline extended: Call for applications for broadband policy course in Sri Lanka. For more details see announcement in english, sinhala and tamil.

South Asia Research Hub(SARH), DFID Systematic Review Programme for South Asia call for proposals.

Work with us: We are currently recruiting for the position of big data researcher.

Sumudu Pagoda


Sumudu was responsible for all administrative functions at LIRNEasia, and assists both the Executive Director and Head of Finance in related duties . Organizing meetings with ministerial officials, as well as organizing seminars and other public events are the core duties that she carried out. Sumudu started her career in 1998 as a Cadet Officer, later serving as a Pilot Officer in the Sri Lanka Air Force.

Sumudu holds a Master’s in Business Administration. She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Development and Personnel Administration, and Diplomas in Labour Law and Human Resources Management. She is presently following a Diploma in Human Rights and Peace Studies at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Work History

  • Commissioned Officer, Sri Lanka Air Force, 1997-2003
  • Personnel Officer, Prima Ceylon Limited, 2004-05
  • Senior Officer-HR/Finance/Administration, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2005-06
  • Support Services Officer, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2006-07
  • Administration and Operations Officer, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies/American Red Cross, 2007-09

She is currently working as the Director Operations at Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka



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