Gayathra is a Sri Lankan marine biologist and conservationist with an interest for elasmobranch conservation, reef fish and fisheries. Currently he is working in Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and coordinating marine related education programs targeting local communities. He has previously engaged with organizations including National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and Blue Resources Trust.
Gayathra graduated from Ocean University of Sri Lanka with a first class honors in B.Sc. in Fisheries and Marine Sciences specializing in Ocean Sciences. Gayathra is also a member of American Elasmobranch Society (AES) and Association for Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.