Gayani is a Research Manager at LIRNEasia, where she researches digital policy and regulation, and the future of work. She is also an external consultant at EY, where she is conducting World Bank Digital Economy Assessments for Sri Lanka and Maldives.
She has engaged in external consulting for two government agencies in Sri Lanka– Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and the Ministry of Finance. Notably, she has contributed towards the drafting of Sri Lanka’s National Digital Policy (2020-2025). Gayani has also worked extensively in Myanmar, where she has led research projects, and
coordinated capacity building programmes.
She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of London.