I completed my B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Sciences (Specialization in Livestock Production) in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Upon my academic excellence, I was fortunate to start my career as an academic staff member of the same university, and I became more and more involved in research particularly in poultry and dairy cattle production. With a long time interest in animal biology, I completed my M.Phil degree focused on the weaning stress of rabbits based on behaviour and stress physiology, and developed a passion for pain and destress in animals. I found a perfect way to combine my passion with my PhD degree in on-farm euthanasia of poultry. I started my PhD in September,2015 under the advisement of Dr. Tina Widowski and Dr. Stephanie Torrey. We are focusing on the efficacy of different on farm euthanasia techniques across North America and establish science based recommendations on best practices to ensure euthanasia devices are humane, effective and post minimal threat to the operators. This projects further develops my interest on neurophysiology of pain.