Thurka is a specialist in peacebuidling and community empowerment, gender violence, and monitoring and evaluation in conflict zones. In Sri Lanka Thurka has expertise in grants design and support, as well as programme design and development of innovative approaches and field activities in consultation with grantees. Thurka has extensive experience in managing and coordinating community projects, and collaborating with partners and donors. Thurka is also an activist in Sri Lanka, engaging with many issues, groups and individuals.
Thurka has a a commitment to continuous learning, "I believe and value lifelong learning and the importance of personal and professional development." She is currently studying for her Masters in Peace, Resilience, and Social Justice in the UK.
While in the UK, Thurka has joined the OpenEdge UK team to bringing richness and experience to our UK work.