Nuwan Herath graduated with a B.A. degree in peace and conflict resolution from University of Kelaniya. He also is an M.A. candidate in conflict, peace and development studies at Tribhuvan University in Nepal and holds a human rights diploma from the Institute of Human Rights in Sri Lanka. He has worked as an intern for a human security organization in Sri Lanka and represented the Sri Lankan Embassy as an election observer in Nepal, where he also conducted field research.