She holds a BA (Hons) Business Administration degree from Staffordshire University UK and expecting her Masters of Environment Management at Colombo University. At present she is reading for her Master of Business Administration at Postgraduate Institute of Managament (PIM). She has obtained Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA.
Uthpala has nearly 6 years of industry experience majorly in business development, Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption and Production. Also she is a system development consultant in ISO 14001: 2008 (EMS) and ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS). She is the project coordinator of UN Environment 10 YFP funded project on Consumer Information for SCP and a local consultant for EU Switch Asia funded project Resource Efficient Supply Chain for Metal Products in Building Sector in South Asia (METABUILD). She is the Asia Pacific youth ambassador for Sustainable Consumption and Production at UN Environment under the mission 4 Billion Dreams.