Dr. W. Mahesh N. Fernando

Dr. W. Mahesh N. Fernando


Dr. W. Mahesh N. Fernando

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD – Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, 2018
  • M Sc. in Computer Science – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2010
  • MBA – PIM, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2003
  • B.Sc. Physical Sciences (Honors) – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Certified Teacher in Higher Education – Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), United Kingdom
  • MACS
  • IEEE Communication Society
  • IEEE Computer Science Society
  • Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE)
  • Member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka(CSSL)

Teaching Interests

  • Management Information Systems
  • Database Design and Development
  • Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Business Analytics

Research interest

  • Electronic health and Health Informatics
  • Personal health records
  • Information Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Data Sciences

Research Publications

Postgraduate Research Supervision

  • Muhandiramge, L. K. ,”An Investigation of Challenges to Implement Electronic National Identity Card Project in Sri Lanka”, 2019
  • Cooray, K. S. B., “Impact of information flows in disaster response to the success of disaster management in Sri Lanka” , 2019 
  • Perera, U. B. P., “Factors affecting to Customer acceptance of cash Deposit Machine (CDM) systems in Bank of Ceylon”, 2019
  • Gunasekara M. A. N. P. ” Factors Affecting Health-Related Internet Use – A Study on Managerial Level Employees in Sri Lanka “, MSc. Thesis, 2018.
  • Jayarathna, L. C. H., “Relationship between Facebook usage and the student engagement in education of Sri Lankan management undergraduates”, MBA Thesis, 2014.
  • Samarasinghe D.G.A, “E-Commerce usage and business Performance in Sri Lankan Tourism Industry” , MBA Thesis, 2014.
  • Bandara, K.M.C.S.M. , “Factors Affecting User Resistance to ERP System at United Motors Lanka PLC”, 2014.
  • Jayasekara, A. H. , “Impact of the characteristics of software testers on software quality at Aeturnum Lanka”, 2014.
  • Ranawake, B.R.U.L ., “Factors affecting the productivity of a scrum team Embla Software Innovation”, 2014.
  • Hettiarachchi, S. , “An empirical study on agility and software project success in Sri Lanka, MBA Thesis, 2013.
  • Abeysooriya, B.S.M. , “Factors Affecting Regression Test Success/Failure At CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd.”, 2011.
  • Dilrukshi, D.B.U. , “Factors affecting “Time to Market” IT Systems: The case of commercial Bank Ceylon (PLC)”, 2011.
  • Chandrasekara, W.B.D.M.W.B. , “Relationship Between Sales Persons’ Perspective on Customer Orientation and Seles Performance of A Baur & Company (PVT) LTD”, 2011.
  • Rajapakse, H.M.L.I.C. , “Impact of strategic value perception of managers on the e-commerce adoption at Serendib Leisure Management Ltd”, 2011.
  • Chaturanga, R.A.K. , “Examining reasons that cause delays in providing solutions to critical support issues at Informatics International Limited”, 2010.
  • Perera, K.S.P. , “Factors affecting low conversion rates on e-commerce websites selling mobile phone handsets in Sri Lanka”, 2010.
  • Rasangi, R.L, “Factors Affecting the High Employee Turnover of Knowledge Workers in Converse Solutions Private Limited”, 2010.
  • Gunathileke, M.K.A.P., “Determining Factors Affecting Improper Management of Industrialist Information at Industrialist Development Board”, 2009.
  • Salgadu, M.S.S.P., “The Main Determinants of Customer Retention at SLT”, 2009.

Books Authoring and Editing

  • Author of Course hand book “ Database Design and Development ” for Information systems degree Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Editor of “Management Information Systems” student handbook for Master of Technology published by Open University of Sri Lanka.

Important positions held

  • Member of MIS development team for University Grant Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka, 2014
  • Chief Examiner in General Information Technology(GIT) Examination Sri Lanka (2011 – 2012)
  • Web developer, web administrator and executive member, Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE) (2012-014)
  • Administrator, FMSC Learning Management System (LMS) (2011 – 2014)
  • Web developer and web Administrator, International Conference of Business Management (ICBM), Sri Lanka, 2014
  • Subject coordinator –Management Information Systems (2008 – 2014), Database Design and Development (2005 – 2014), Information Systems Project (2010 – 2012)
  • Hockey Coacher – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (Boys & Girls hockey teams) (2000 – 2005)
  • Team Manager of University of Sri Jayewardenepura Hockey Team (Men) at XI Sri Lanka University Games (Mini Olympic) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011.

Contact Details

Email: mahesh@sjp.ac.lk