Nishanathe engages in research studies in western and eastern philosophies, with a focus on ethics, Buddhism and relativism, having submitted his PhD thesis at the University of New England.
His articles, written as a researcher in philosophy, have been published in the journal Philosophical Investigations:
As a writer, Nishanathe has contributed to Inter Press Service (IPS), that saw several his articles published internationally.
Nishanathe has also worked for Australian Personal Computer as a journalist, has worked as an editor for Sri Lankan IT magazines and has worked as a News Producer for MTV, Sri Lanka, prior to embarking on a career in IT that lasted for two decades.
He has extensively worked within information technology product development in Australia, Sri Lanka & USA constantly seeking avenues to bridge gaps between technology and humanity using technology as a tool.