Ms. Selyna Peiris

Selyna Peiris (Attorney-at-Law) is the Director-Business Development at “Selyn”, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company and one of the country’s largest social enterprises.

She is also co-founder and lead consultant at Positive Impact Consultancies, an organisation seeking to promote and integrate ethical and sustainable business practices into mainstream business.

She was previously the Deputy Director at the Office for National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR), Government of Sri Lanka. She has worked as a consultant at several UN and other international organisations. As a youth activist, she has spear-headed and worked along many movements, working towards a racism free Sri Lanka.

She holds a Master’sDegree in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from University College, London and has graduated with an LLB from the University of Hull.

She continues to be a strong advocate for equitable development, especially for the women of Sri Lanka.