Thisuri is a Research Assistant working on migration and urbanisation policy research at IPS. She holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from the University of Colombo. She presented a paper at the 15th South Asian Economics Student Meet held in Colombo in 2019. Thisuri also participated in the 2020 IMF Fund Challenge and was selected to present a paper at the FISU World Conference on Innovation, Education and Sport in Lucerne, Switzerland. As an undergraduate, Thisuri received a scholarship for obtaining the best results in the first-year examination of the Faculty of Arts. Prior to joining IPS, she completed a Civil Society Fellowship at the Asia Foundation.