Amantha Perera currently works/studies at the School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University. Originally from Sri Lanka and now based in Melbourne, Amantha does research in Communication and Media specialising in on-line trauma threats faced by journalists. He is also the Asia-Pacific Coordinator at the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma, Asia Pacific, a project of the Graduate School of Journalism, Colombia University.
He has also extensively worked in his native Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia like Myanmar, Nepal, India, Thailand and Indonesia as a writer reporting on conflict, climate change and human rights. His works have appeared in TIME, Reuters, Washington Post among others.
He talks frequently at international media forums on journalism and online trauma threats.