R. G. Ariyawansa

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Academic Qualification
  • B.Sc. Est. Mgt. & Val. Special (SJP); M.Sc. Management (SJP); M.Sc. Development Planning (London); PhD (SJP)
Teaching Interest
  • Research Methods
  • Real Estate Development and Management
  • Urban Land Economics
Research Interest
  • Land Market
  • Real Estate Development and Management
  • Housing Market
Research Project
  • “A Study on Letting and Improper Usage of Bambalapitiya Tower Building”, Thesis submitted to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, as a partial fulfillment of the B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Estate Management and Valuation, 1993.
  • “Determinants of Consumer Behavior in the Housing Market in Colombo”, Thesis submitted to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, as a partial fulfillment of the M.Sc. (Management) Degree, 2000.
  • “Study on Issues in Establishing International Property Markets in Colombo”, Research funded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2005.
  • “Households’ Participation in Supply of Housing for the Next Generation in Public Sector Housing Schemes”, Research funded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2008
  • Critical Analysis of Residential Locations in the City of Colombo, PhD Research at the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2012
  • Study of Property Standards and their impact on Property Management in Sri Lanka, Research funded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 20113/14 (on going)
Research Supervised (Postgraduate and Development Projects)
  • “A Review of Real Estate Management Process of Sri Lanka National Water Supply and Drainage Board”, Conducted by P B C N Wanasinghe for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree, 2008/9.
  • “A Study on Involuntary Resettlement Programs in Sri Lanka with Special Reference to the Southern Highway Project”, Conducted by N A W S Kumara for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree, 2008/9.
  • “Trends of Residential Condominium Development in the City of Colombo”, Conducted by H M P B Herath for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree (Jointly supervised), 2008/9.
  • “Impact of Small Scale Industries under the Samurdhi Program on the Life Standard of Poor”, Conducted by W H Sirisena funded by the Rural Development Training and Research Institute, 2000.
  • Supervisor of the Advertisement Survey conducted by the Colombo Municipal Council, 1999
  • Application of Market Value as an Alternative for an Annual Value in Rating Valuation with Special Reference to the Colombo Municipal Council, R D Milton Fernando, for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree, 2012/2013
  • Impact of Cellular Phone Towers on Neighboring Residents and Their Properties with special reference to the Kandy Municipal Council Area, P G S Bandara, for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree, 2012/13
  • An Empirical Study on Effectiveness of Ejectment and Demolishing Order Provisions made under the Rent Act for Rent Control Properties, K G R U Jayasekara, for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree, 2013/2014
  • Study on the Relationship between Road Network and Commercial Property Values in Matara Municipal Council Area, P D D S Muthukumarana, for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree, 2012/14
  • Determinants of Office Rent in the City of Kandy, Anuradha Senevirathne, for the M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree 2012/14
  • Senior Supervisor of the Socio Economic and Inventory of Losses Survey for Highways under the National Highway Sector Project of the Road Development Authority (RDA), 2007
  • “Factors Influencing Home Purchase Intention of Potential House Buyers in Sri Lanka: A Perspective from the Theory of Planned Behavior” conducted by Karunaratne H M L P for the MBA, Postgraduate Institute of Management 20113/14 (on going)
  • Research Team Leader, Household Survey Project of the University Township Development Project, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2013/14 (on going)
Text Books
Chapters in Books
  • R. G. Ariyawansa and M A N Rasanjalee Perera, “Review of State Role in Provision of Housing for Low Income Community in the City of Colombo”, Housing for Low Income Households in the Urbanizing World: Retrospect and Prospect”, Edited by Brian C. Aldrich and Ranvinder S. Sandhu, Published by The Sage, New Delhi, India (forthcoming)
  • R. G. Ariyawansa, (2009), “Housing for the Poor and Land for the City Development: A Case of Sustainable Township Program in the City of Colombo”, Urban Poverty in Developing Countries: Issues and Strategies for Sustainable Cities, Edited by Ranvinder Singh Sandhu, Jasmeet Sandhu, and Balwinder Arora, Published by BOOKWELL-Delhi, 2009.
  • R. G. Ariyawansa, (2013), “Financial Market and Real Estate Sector in India: Overview and some Thoughts for Strengthening Emerging Economies like India”, Dynamics of Financial Services in India, Edited by Satyanarayana Chary //t and T Neelakantam, Published by Paramount Publishing House, New Delhi, 2013
Articles/editorials published in Journals
  • Ariyawansa R G and A G P I Udayanthika, (2012), Living in high-rise: An analysis of demand for condominium properties in Colombo, International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 4(1), pp. 31-37, January 2012.
  • Ariyawansa, R. G. (2011), Multiple Benefits through Managing Real Estate: Holistic View”, Editorial, Sri Lankan Journal of Real Estate, Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Issue 05, pp. 1-5, December 2011
  • Ariyawansa R G and U J M Dilhani (2010),“Office Market in Colombo: An Empirical Analysis”, Sri Lankan Journal of Real Estate, Published by the Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Issue 04, pp.18-38, December, 2010
  • Sandhu K and R G Ariyawansa (2010), “Exploring Conjectural Perspectives of Evaluation as an Integral Part of the Project Management Cycle”, Prabandhan: Indian Journal of Management, Vol. 03, No. 06, June 2010 (Joint paper)
  • Ariyawansa R. G. (2009), “Employability of Graduates of Sri Lankan Universities”, in Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management, Published by the Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Vol. 02, No. 01, pp. 91-104, 2008.
  • Ariyawansa R. G. (2009), “Demographic Characteristics and Planning Challenges: The Case of Colombo City”, Sri Lankan Journal of Population Studies, Published by Sri Lanka Population Association, Vol. 11 pp. 93-106, 2009
  • Ariyawansa R. G. (2008), “An Empirical Study of Consumer Behaviour in the Housing Market in Colombo”, Built Environment Sri Lanka, Published by Institute of Architect, Sri Lanka, Vol. 08, Issue 01, pp. 11-19, Sep, 2008
  • Ariyawansa, R. G. (2006) “Issues in Urban Land and Property Markets in Developing and Transitional Counties: Some Experiences in Sri Lanka” (Invited Editorial), Built Environment Sri Lanka, Published by Institute of Architect, Sri Lanka, Vol. 07, Issue 01, pp. 1-2, Sep, 2006
  • Ariyawansa R. G. (2001), “Effective Rural Development through Higher Productivity” (in Sinhala medium as “Ihala Paladaithwayak Thulin Sapalau Grama Sanwardanayak kara”), Prajashakthi, Published by the Rural Development Training and Research Institute, January-June, 2001, pp 5-10.
  • Ariyawansa, R. G. (2000), “Development, Rural Development and Global Village” (in Sinhala medium as “Sanwardanaya, Gramasanwardanaya and Vishva Gammanaya”), Prajashakthi, Published by the Rural Development Training and Research Institute, July-Dec, 2000, pp 28-34.
Other publications in magazines/books
  • “Of things that Arise Let Knowledge Be the Greatest”, Real Estate Partner, Vol. 01, Issue 9, March 2007, pp. 19-22 (This paper is on the real estate education published as an interview with a journalist, under the name of the journalist, with a view to promote the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs and graduates of the Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura).
  • Ariyawansa, R. G. (2012), “Managing Land and Buildings for National Development” (in Sinhala/National language in Sri Lanka), Classic: Feel the Art of Public Management, Published by the Department of Public Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012, pp15-18
  • Ariyawansa, R. G. (2014), Preface for the forthcoming book, “Writing of Valuation Report: Step by step guides” by P C Kaluthanthri

Abstract published and Presentations in Conference
  • Ariyawansa R G, (2009), “Housing Needs and Wants according to the Demographic Characteristics”, Eleventh Annual Scientific Session, Population Association of Sri Lanka, 21st, February, 2009 Population Studies
  • Ariyawansa R G, (2009), “Issues in Establishing International Property Markets in Colombo”, Annual Conference, Sociology Association of Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • Ariyawansa R G, and G H K N S Wickramarathne (2008), “A Review of State Policy on International Property Market in Colombo”, Fundamental and Operational Research for Development, Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences in Sri Lanka, National Centre for Advanced Studies, 17-18, October, 2008
  • Ariyawansa R G, (2005). “Urban Land and Property Markets in Colombo, Sri Lanka: Its Way through Past Decades”, 10th International Conference of Sri Lanka Studies, University of Kelaniya, 16-18, December, 2005
  • Ariyawansa R G et al. (2006), “A Study of Tsunami Re-housing Programs: With Special Reference to Matara District” International Symposium of the 10th Anniversary of the University of Sabaragamuwa, (Joint presentation), 2006
  • Ariyawansa R G, (2006), “Housing for the Poor Land for the City Development: A Case of Sustainable Township Program”, National Seminar on Urban Poverty, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India, 16-18 February, 2006
  • Ariyawansa R G, (2005), “Determinants of Graduates’ Employability in Sri Lanka: How can the Employability of Graduates be Increased?”, 10th International Conference of Sri Lanka Studies, University of Kelaniya, 16-18, December, 2005 (joint presentation)
Editorial Responsibilities
  • Editor in Chief, Sri Lankan Journal of Real Estate, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 Published by the Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, ITHAS-Journal of Indian Management from 2010 up to date.
  • The Editor, Trends of Real Estate, Proceedings of 7th Students’ Annual Presentations, Published by the Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Co-Editor, Real Estate for Economic Development, Conference Proceedings, Estate Management and Valuation 8th Research Session, 2009, Published by the Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Co-Editor, Proceeding Book of the International Conference on Business Management 2006 (ICBM -2006), Published by the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Contact Details Mobile – +94718190712
E-mail – ariyaw71@hotmail.com