Isuru joined LIRNEasia as a Research Intern in February 2023. He works with the Social Safety Nets project team. He is currently following a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Development Studies from the University of Kelaniya. He is also following the Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS and RS) diploma at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has previously worked as a Research Conference Student Co-Secretary at the National Conference on Gender, organised by the Center for Gender Studies. His current research interests are in the areas of development, economics, and policy research.