Megara has an academic background and work experience in communication. She has a diploma in journalism, with a focus on television media, and a BA in Social Sciences.
While working in both print and television media organisations for eight years, social issues and politics remained her beats; reporting on gender-based violence, religious unrest, and reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka. Passionate about these issues, she has acted in forum theatre and disruptive theatre productions as awareness building campaigns.
Megara also lead a photography campaign on gender-based violence. Her interest in photography has expanded her career as a photojournalist and her experience ranges from published photographs of violent protests and riots accompanying her articles, travel photography for her travel column, and cover-shots for the lifestyle magazine of a local daily newspaper.