Mangala Gunaratna is a member of Sri Lanka Planning Service. She is currently working as the Director of Rural Road Reawakening Program of the Ministry of Highways. Mangala obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Mass Communication (Hons.) from the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka in 1996 entered into the Sri Lanka Planning Service. She has served as Assistant Director and Deputy Director at various Government Ministries/Institutions. She also completed Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies and Public Policy from the Open University of Sri Lanka. In 2010, she obtained her Masters Degree of Public Administration (Policy) from the University of Flinders, Australia in 2010 under the Australian Development Scholarships Program.