Sanjana is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives, and is known as the founding editor of Groundviews, one of Sri Lanka's few civic media initiatives. Since 2006, Sanjana has been a Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. Through the Foundation, Sanjana works to further the use of ICTs in crisis information management and peacekeeping initiatives at the United Nations. He is also a lecturer at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Sanjana was the first Sri Lankan to be awarded a TED Fellowship; in 2009, he was awarded a News & Knowledge Entrepreneur Fellowship from the Ashoka Foundation. Sanjana will also contribute to the Thematic Conversation 'Data, Tech and Journalism'.