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ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ph.D. Graduate School of Public Administration, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand, (1999-2003).

Dissertation Title: Managerial Entrepreneurship in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service: A Multidisciplinary Perspective.

  1. MA (Econ.) Development Administration and Management, University of Manchester, U.K. (1991/92).

Dissertation Title:Dilemmas of Decentralization in Sri Lanka: Technical and Political Perspectives

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies, University of Manchester, U.K.(1990/91).

  1. B.Sc. Public Administration (Special) Degree, Second Class (Upper Division), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (1981-1985).

Present Positions

  1. Professor and Head – Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  2. Chairman, Faculty Research Committee, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Administrative Positions Held

  1. Director, External Degree and Extension Courses, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (from September 2011 to October 2012)

  2. Head, Department of Public Administration,(from 20th January 2004 to 20th January 2007).

  3. Acting Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (from 6thSeptember to 25th October 2006).
  4. Acting Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (from 01st February 2002 to 01st March 2001).
  5. Coordinator, B.Sc. Management (General) External Degree Program (for the year 1997/ 1998 and 1998/1999)

  6. Coordinator, Diploma in Public Management (for the year 2005/2006, 2007/2008 and from 2009 to 2011).

  7. Coordinator, Staff Development Program, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura ( for the year of 2001/2002).

  8. Coordinator of B. Sc Management (Public) External Degree Program (from 1st September 2009 to 2011).

 

Research Publications

Projects as Instruments for Inducing Rural Development, Rural Development and Development (Sinhala Medium), Rural Development Research and Training Institution, Sri Lanka, 1999.

An Integrated Approach to Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries, Sri Lanka Journal of Rural Development, Special Issue, Vol. 1, No 1, 2002.

Determinants of Public Entrepreneurship in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Amity Business Review, Vol. 2, July- December 2004.

Women, Development and Management, Economic Review Journal, Peoples’ Bank Publications, Sri Lanka, March 2006.

Managerial Innovation in Delivery Service in Public Sector Organizations in Sri Lanka, Governance and Development edited by Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman, Shrabon Printing Press, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September, 2006.

An Evaluation of Samurdhi Programme in Sri Lanka (with Reference to Ten Villages in Panadura Divisional Secretariat, Governance and Poverty Reduction; Beyond the Cage of Best Practices edited by Amitha Singhe, Kapil kapoor, R. Bhattacharya, PHTI Learning Private Limited, New Delhi, India 2009.

Public Policy Analysis, (Sinhala Medium) 2009, Author Publication.

Ethics as a Viable Strategy for Combating Public Sector Corruption in Sri Lanka, Strengthening Governance in Asia Pacific: Myths, Realities, and Paradoxes, edited by Sharif As- Sabar, Amita Singh, Raza Ahmad, jennifar Jalal, Macmillan Publishers, India, 2010.

Determinants of Managerial Innovation in the State University Administration in Sri Lanka, Millennium Development Goals and Community Initiatives in the Asia Pacific edited by Amita Singh, Eduardo T. Gonzalez and Stanley Bruce Thomson, Publisher; Springer, India 2013.

Women Managers and their personal Barriers for Upward Mobility in Private and Public Sectors in Sri Lanka in The Kelaniya Journal of Management, University of Kelaniya, Vo.2, No.1 January – June 2013 , by , L Jayatilake, PAP Kumara, P Withanage, RLS Fernando.

Disaster Communication in Mitigating Climate Change In Sri Lanka: Problems and Prospects, Governance Approaches to Mitigation of an Adaptation to Climate Change in Asia edited by Huong Ha and Tek Nath Dhakal, Publisher; Palgrave Macmillan, England, 2013.

Strategic Disaster Risk Management in Asia, Edited by Huong Ha, R. Lalitha S. Fernando., A. Mahmood, 2015, Publisher: Springer.

An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Implementing Public Awareness, Education and Training Programs as a Risk Reduction Strategy in Disaster Management in Sri Lanka, by R.L.S. Fernando, M.W.M. Abeykoon and K.M. Premathilaka, Strategic Disaster Risk Management in Asia, Edited by Huong Ha, R. Lalitha S. Fernando., A. Mahmood, 2015, Publisher: Springer.

Effectiveness of Administrative Preparedness: A Case Study on Flooding Conditions in Ambangamuwa Korale Division of Nuwara Eliya District in Sri Lanka, by R.L.S. Fernando and Aruna Muthulingam, Strategic Disaster Risk Management in Asia, Edited byHuong Ha, R. Lalitha S. Fernando., A. Mahmood, 2015, Publisher: Springer.

Role of e- governance in Combating Corruption in the Public Sector” in Economic Review Journal , Vol 40, Oct/ Nov 2014, People’ s Bank Publication- April 2015.

Sri Lankan Women Managers and their Situational Barriers: An Emerging Profile , Lakmini,V.K. Jayatilake, R. Lalitha S. Fernando, P.A.P. Samantha Kumara, Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management 7 (1), 77-104
Public Value of E-Government: The Case of Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs in Sri Lanka. In I. Sodhi (Ed.),Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Asian E-Governance (pp. 139-159). IGI Global, 2016. By Sufna, Noor and R. Lalitha S. Fernando

 

Teaching

Research Methods

Public Policy Analysis

Public Management

E-governance

Political Environment

Research Interests

Public Entrepreneurship and Managerial Innovation

Environmental Management,

Public Management and Governance,

Public Policy Analysis

Educational Management

contacts
Phone: 0112758866

Email: rlsf@sjp.ac.lk

Mobile: 0718289575

Herath
Senior Lecturer

Herath

 

Qualification
B.Sc. Pub. Admin. (Special)(SJP); M.A. (Carleton); PhD (Carleton)

contacts
Phone ofs :0112758871

Email :hma_herath@yahoo.com

Mobile :-

Weerathunga
Senior Lecturer

Weerathunga

 

Qualification
B.A. Pol.Sc. (Special) (Peradeniya); M.A. (Peradeniya)
Teaching interest
Political Science, Public Administration
Research interest
Political Science, Public Administration, Local Government, International Relations
Publications
Rural Local Government and People’s Participation

Modern Local Government Institutions, their functions and people’s  participation in Sri Lanka
Chapters

other
Course Co-coordinator, B.Sc Management (Public )General  External Degree Programme

Former Head, Department of Public Administration.
Editorial res:

contacts
Phone ofs : 0112758866

Email : weerathungew@yahoo.com

Mobile :- –

Kumara
Senior Lecturer

Kumara

 

Qualification
B.Sc. Mgt. (Public)( Special) (SJP), MPA (PIM-SJP);M.P.P. M.A.in Pub. Economics;Ph.D.in Pub.Economics(GRIPS, Tokyo)

contacts
Phone ofs : 0112758868

Email : mhasisira@yahoo.co.uk

 

Jayasinghe
Senior Lecturer

Jayasinghe

 

Qualification
B.Sc. Mgt(Public) Special, Pg.D IR, Pg.D DS, MPP , MAAT,
Teaching interest
Public Finance, Rural Development, Project Management
Research interest
Health Policies, Gender issues, Environmental studies

contacts
Phone ofs :0112758874

Email : chamari@sjp.ac.lk

 

Madhuwanthi
Senior Lecturer

Madhuwanthi

 

Qualification
B.Sc. Management (USJ, Sri Lanka)

Master in Public Policy (NUS, Singapore)

Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods and Skills (MSM, Netherlands),Reading for Ph.D. in Development Administration (NIDA, Thailand)
Teaching interest
Local Government, Public Administration
Research interest
Ageing Population, Public Policy, Governance, Women Studies
Publications

  • Madhuwanthi L.A.P, & Mmbali, O.S., “Cultural Diversity and Classroom Experience: A Phenomenological Case of Graduate Students’ Response to New Classroom Experience”, International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning (forthcoming issue)
  • Weerasinghe S., & Madhuwanthi, L.A.P., “Empirical study on Government Debt and Gross Domestic Production in Sri Lanka”,  presented at the 9th International Conference of Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutions for PubliC Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG, 2012), Sri Lanka.
  • Lakmali, W.H.P., & Madhuwanthi, L.A.P., “Women and Political Leadership: Challenges and Constraints: With Special Reference to Local Government in Sri Lanka”, presented at the  1st International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS, 2012), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Madhuwanthi, L.A.P., “An assessment of National Provident Funds in Sri Lanka”, presented at the 7th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM, 2010), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Weerasinghe, C., & Madhuwanthi, L.A.P., “Women’s Contribution to Rural Development in Sri Lanka”, presented at the 10th National Convention on Women’s Studies (2006), the Center for Women’s Research (CENWOR),  Sri Lanka.
  • Madhuwanthi, L.A.P., &  Jayasinghe, R. P. C. K., “Poverty Alleviation Efforts in Sri Lanka: Isuru Microfinance Project”, presented at the Conference on Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Sri Lanka, (2005), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Contacts
Phone ofs :0112758864

Email :lapmadhuwanthi@yahoo.co.uk

Mr.Tharaka Senanayaka
Senior Lecturer

Mr.Tharaka Senanayaka

 

Qualification
B.Sc. Public Mgt. (Special) (SJP), MSc in Management(USJP)
Teaching interest
Public Administration, Governance, Research Methods
Research interest
Public Administration, Electronic Governance, Political Science
Chapters
Chapter on Public Administration and the government structure of Sri Lanka, Course manual on Political Environment, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Other
Coordinator – Diploma in public Management (2012-2014)

Student Mentor, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce

Internship Coordinator, Department of Public Administration (since 2010)

Coordinator, DE 3342, Public Administration, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2012-2015)

 

Contacts
Phone ofs :0112758870

Email :tharakasenanayaka@yahoo.com

Mobile :- 0773669465

Anuradha
Lecturer

Anuradha

 

Qualification
B.Sc. Mgt. (Public) (Special) (SJP), Msc in Management(USJP)
Teaching interest
Project Management. Development Economics, Political Environment
Research interest
Policy implementation, Public Administration, Development Economics, Rural Development
Publications

  • An Analysis of Environment Policy in Sri Lanka: A Sustainable Development Perspective. International conference on ‘Economic Reforms, Growth, and Sustainable Development: Changing role of Institutions’, Central University of Kerala, India.(2015)
  • A Policy Framework for Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka: The Governance Approach. International conference on Public Policy and Governance in the era of Globalization, Central University of Kerala, India.(2014)
  • Democracy; against to the myth of putting people first. Classic Magazine, Issue 111, Nov.2014
  • Case study of National Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, International conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2013)
  • Are Leaders born or made? Daily News, 8th Oct.2013

Contacts
Phone ofs :0112758865

Email :anuradhapathirage@sjp.ac.lk

Mobile :0718483012

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Lecturer (Probationary)

 

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Qualification
B.Sc. Mgt. (Public) (Special) (SJP), Higher Dip. in IR (BCIS), Reading for MBA (PIM)

Contacts
Phone ofs :0112758869

Email : auara101@gmail.com

Dimuthu Kumari
lecturer (Probationary)

Dimuthu Kumari

 

Qualification
B.Sc.  Public Mgt. (Special) (SJP), PgD in Applied Sociology(UOC), Reading for  MSC in Management (USJP)
Teaching interest
Sociology, Political Environment, Public Management, Development Administration
Research interest
Disaster Management, Conflict Resolution and Social Issues
Publications

  • “A perception Analysis on Income Tax Evasion in Sri Lanka” International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2012)
  • “Why is public sector clerical service getting feminized?”Classic Magazine, Issue 111, Nov.2014
  • “Spelling work values to the Public Sector”Classic Magazine, Issue 1V,Nov.2015

Contacts
Phone ofs :0112758853

Email : samanmaleed@sjp.ac.lk

 

W.M.D.M.Dissanayaka
Temporary Tutor

W.M.D.M.Dissanayaka

Qualifications

B.Sc.  Public Management.(Special), First Class(USJP).
Teaching interest

Public Management, Development Policy and Management, Public Finance
Research interest

Public Sector Productivity, Privatization
Publications

  • Public Sector Productivity: The case of Management Assistant Service of Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs in Sri Lanka by W. M. D. M. Dissanayaka1, R. Lalitha S. Fernando2,International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH) Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp: (106-115), Month: July – September 2016, Available at: paperpublications.org

Abstract Presentation

  • Public Sector Productivity: The case of Management Assistant Service of Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs in Sri Lanka by W. M. D. M. Dissanayaka1, R. Lalitha S. Fernando2, International Conference on “Public Administration & Sufficiency  Economy Philosophy” Graduate School of Public Administration, NIDA, Thailand.

Contacts

Mobile : +9477 277 99 38

Email : dhanu.madusanka@gmail.com / madusanka@sjp.ac.lk

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Temporary Tutor

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B.Sc.  Public Mgt. (Special) (SJP) with Second class upper division

Advanced National Diploma in Human Resource Management in National Institute of Business Management (NIBM)

Teaching interest

Policy Analysis and Decision Making, E-Governance,Research Methodology, Socio-Political Environment

Research Interest
Job satisfaction of non-academic employees

Other:

Former Instructor at Information Technoloy Resource Centre, USJP