JAYATHMA WICKRAMANAYAKE

Country representing

Sri Lanka

Languages

Sri Lankan
English

Education

  • University of Colombo, BSc. Biological Science

Current organisation

United Nations

Current role

Secretary General's Envoy on Youth

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Prior to taking up her post, Ms. Wickramanayake was instrumental in creating the movement for civic and political engagement of young people, especially young women in Sri Lanka named “Hashtag Generation”. Previously, she advocated for global youth development on an international level including as the first ever Sri Lankan Youth Delegate to the United Nations and as the youth lead negotiator and member of the International Youth Task Force of the World Conference on Youth 2014 where she played a critical role in mainstreaming youth in the Post-2015 Process and in the establishment of World Youth Skills Day.