Kalpana is a Lecturer and teaches undergraduates and post graduates. She has completed MBA (Finance) from Indira Gandhi National Open University, India and MPA from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the former Member of the coordinating committee for Asia-Pacific Greens Federation. She is also the former Member of the Steering Committee of Global Young Greens (GYG). She has an interest on Renewable Energy, Green Entrepreneurship, and Women in Business, Climate Change, and Public Policy. She has founded an NGO to work for the socio-economic empowerment of women in SriLanka. She wants to contribute for environment friendly, sustainable and secure society.