Upendra holds a B. Sc degree in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management and a Masters in Environmental Management from University of Colombo. And also, she possesses a postgraduate diploma in environment management from Dresden Technical University, Germany. She has followed a Post Graduate course on Building Resilience to Climate Change at UN University, Japan. She has participated winter schools on SCP at AIT (Thailand) and TERI (India) and workshops in Germany; Belgium. During her career at NCPC Sri Lanka. She is leading the certification division of NCPC and holding the certification manager responsibilities in the GHG Verification scheme under ISO 14064 and ISO 14067, Persons Certification scheme Under ISO 17024 and Eco Labelling programme in Sri Lanka under ISO 14024 standards. Apart from that she is currently working for national LCI database development for promoting LCA applications in the Sustainability assessment in the country.