South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

Dilrukshi Handunnetti

- Sri Lanka -

Dilrukshi Handunnetti the Executive Director of the Centre for Investigative Reporting, Sri Lanka and is a versatile global expert in mass communication with over 20 years of experience as a journalist, media trainer and strategist.

She served as the consultant editor of the Daily and Weekend Express newspapers until recently. At present, she serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting Sri Lanka. She is the Gender Focal Point of the International Federation of Journalists – Asia Pacific and the Co-Convener of South Asian Women in Media- Sri Lanka Chapter.

 She contributes to a range of reputed outlets including Jazeera, IRIN,  Anadolu,  Reuters Alertnet, and and SciDev.Net. Dilrukshi was a Jefferson Fellow and a Democracy Fellow.

 A lawyer by training, Dilrukshi studied investigative journalism at the Stabile Center at Columbia University, USA and Writership from the School of Authentic Journalism, Mexico