Aaranya leads a team which works in good governance and participatory democracy – with a focus on capacity building, strengthening and networking grassroots movements in the North and East of Sri Lanka, the areas most affected by the three decade-long war. Aaranya has an MSc. in Strategic Studies and a B.A. in English Literature. She is experienced in academic research regarding international relations and has also worked in television and film (feature and documentary) production. She enjoys combining her research skills with visual presentation and is also interested in exploring possibilities in print journalism.