As a senior member of the board and a board director, Mr. Gamage assisted PEaCE/ECPAT Sri Lanka with law enforcement as well as within the justice system where he monitors the legal proceedings of victims of child abuse and sexual exploitation.
Following a successful career in the corporate sector, where he worked for Thulhiriya Textile Corporation, Mr. Gamage switched careers, following his lifelong dream of being a photographer and photojournalist. He received his break when he joined Deve Advertising as a photographer. He later joined the media sector as a photojournalist for Lanka Women and Lanka Deepa. His prowess as a photojournalist came to the fore when he was selected to be a part of the BBC production team that produced the documentary film “Beach Boys of Sri Lanka.” The film highlighted the severity of child sexual exploitation in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Gamage joined PEaCE/ECPAT Sri Lanka in the late 1990s as the organization’s official photojournalist. He held different positions within the organization, wearing various hats in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). He has assisted Scotland Yard in organising CSEC training in Sri Lanka for both local and South Asian law enforcement.
Mr. Gamage is a trained PTSD counsellor. He participated in a counselling program with ECPAT International and he holds a membership with the Sri Lanka National Association of Counsellors (SRILNAC). He provides counselling and support to victims of child abuse and sexual exploitation.
Mr. Gamage is a graduate of Kingswood College, Kandy