Samantha holds a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture (majoring in Economics), an MBA (Technology Management), Post-graduate Diploma in Economic Development, Post-graduate Diploma in Corporate Finance as well as a Diploma in Mass communication. A Fulbright Scholar, he is a scholarship winner of the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA), the flagship program of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, of Fordham University, New York.
Recipient of the prestigious the Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) of the Junior Chamber International Sri Lanka, Samantha is a researcher, consultant and trainer with a wide experience engaging with the government, private sector, UN agencies and other international organizations in Sri Lanka and abroad.
He is Chairman and Lead Consultant for PASSAsia – a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural Research, Consultancy and Training company in Sri Lanka.
Sammantha is a member of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association, contributor for Global Eval4Action initiative and is a pioneer in the use of latest mobile data collection technology to produce real time monitoring and designed the Results Based Progress Review Model (2020).
In 2019, he was one of IRMA National Research Associates for the Evaluation of Start Crisis Anticipation Window.