Bhagya is an attorney-at-law, and a researcher. She focuses on policy and legal research on climate change, and environment, environmental rights, human rights, and sustainable development. She is also a visiting lecturer and a resource person at Jayawardenapura Univerity and General Sir Johan Kotalawala University. She presently focuses on the research related to the implementation of NDCs of Sri Lanka, climate insurance, and gender responsive climate policies. Bhagya has an LLM in environmental law and policy from University College London, and an LLB and LLM from University of Colombo.