Manisha is a Research Assistant working on migration and urbanisation policy research at IPS. She holds a BA in Economics with First Class honours from the University of Peradeniya. She was also awarded the University Prize for Academic Excellence for 2018/2019. Prior to joining the IPS, she worked as a Junior Lecturer at the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya. Her research interests include macroeconomic policy and structural reforms, labour markets, economics of gender, inequality, and social protection.