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Sulochana Peiris has over 17 years of experience in media and peace building communications in Sri Lanka. Ms.Peiris started her career in journalism (both print and TV) and later moved to work with peace building and humanitarian NGOs. Her thematic areas of expertise include conflict transformation, peace building, and humanitarian and human rights issues. From writing publications to producing video documentaries, and capacity building or training media personnel, Ms. Peiris works to both unpack these issues and promote capacities around these thematic areas through a variety of mediums. Ms. Peiris is currently completing the final year of her MA in Conflict and Peace studies at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Within the Master’s programme she is carrying out research for a dissertation on social media and contemporary social movements.