Dr. Yasanthi Alahakoon

Dr. Yasanthi Alahakoon


Senior Lecturer – Grade II
Room number – BUS 122, Sri Soratha Building
Email: yasanthi@sjp.ac.lk
Telephone: +94 (0)11 2803472

Personal Details

Dr. Yasanthi Alahakoon is a Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Management and Organisational Behaviour. She received her PhD from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, in 2022. She currently serves as the Coordinator of the Cluster for Knowledge Management & Business Innovations.


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • MBA (PIM- Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • B.Sc. Business Administration (Special) (Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • CTHE (Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • ACIM (UK)
  • CIMA passed finalist (UK)


  • Principles of Management (B.Sc.)
  • Organisational Behaviour (B.Sc.)
  • Contemporary Issues in Management (B.Sc. and MBA)
  • Knowledge Management (B.Sc.)
  • Research Methodology (B.Sc.)

Ongoing Research

  • Revisiting the ‘tacit-explicit’ dualism in knowledge management through the Buddhist epistemological perspective.

Conference Papers and Proceedings

  • Alahakoon,Y, Samarakoon, S.M.G.P.K, Ilangasinha, R.W, and De Peiris, T.N.S. (2021). ‘Corporate social responsibility and vulnerable local community: A case from a developing country context’, Decent Work in the 21st Century Research Symposium, Brisbane, Australia (December 2-3, 2021).
  • Alahakoon Y. & Mohannak, K. (2021). ‘Tacit knowledge management contradiction: Practical insights from the Buddhist knowledge discourses’, 22nd European Conference on Knowledge Management, Coventry, United Kingdom, (September, 2-3, 2021).
  • Alahakoon Y. & Mohannak, K. (2021). ‘Meaning construction in knowledge networks: Bringing ‘tacitness’ to the forefront’, 37th EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam, Netherlands (July 8-10, 2021).
  • Alahakoon Y. & Mohannak, K. (2019). ‘How the Buddhist epistemology can contribute to contemporary Knowledge Management Debates’, 20th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Lisban, Portugal (September 5-6, 2019).
  • Alahakoon,Y, Samarakoon, S.M.G.P.K, Ilangasinha, R.W , and De Peiris, T.N.S. (2017). ‘Corporate capitalism in a developing country from normative stakeholder perspective: A case from the South Asian region’, International Conference on Business and Information, Hiroshima, Japan (July 04 – 06, 2017).