Ashmi joined TISL in 2020 as the Program Officer- Advocacy and Legal Center. She currently holds the post of Program Officer- Public Sector and works specifically on the misuse of public property as a form of corruption. Ashmi previously worked as Program Officer- Legal at the USAID funded Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability Project. She also worked as a Legal Intern at a private law firm specializing in civil law and debt recovery. Ashmi is dedicated to working on issues of good governance, human rights and transitional justice.
Ashmi holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. She is currently reading for a Masters in Human Rights and Democratization at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo. She is a past pupil of Musaeus College, Colombo 07. In her spare time Ashmi likes to read, watch movies and play with her pup. She also writes poetry and loves tattoos.