Nipuni joined LIRNEasia as a Junior Researcher in December 2022. She has a Bachelors from the University of Colombo (2020) with a First class honours in Economics. She received the Dean’s Award for the Best Undergraduate student of the Year 2017. She is currently reading for a Master of Philosophy: Social Sciences, at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. She previously worked as a Research Assistant and a Visiting Lecturer in Department of Economics and Statistics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.