I am the Policy and Advocacy Director of Bridges Faith Initiative. It is a U.S faith based organization that works on ending mass atrocities, ensuring civilian security and supporting immigration. Both at Bridges and my previous organization - American Jewish World Service, I worked on Sri Lanka and Burma and the issues of mass atrocities and religious intolerance. I have testified in Congress, work closely with the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and given many a state department briefing. I am originally from Sri Lanka and lived and worked there until 2009. I am also a recipient of the Hellman Hammett Award for commitment to free expression in the face of political persecution. I have a Masters of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at the Tufts University and a Masters in International Human Rights Law (LLM) from the University of Essex, UK.