Dr. C.N. Wickramasinghe

Head of the Department
Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

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Academic Details

Academic Qualifications
  • BCom (Commerce) University of Sri Jayewardenepura, SriLanka 2001
  • PGDip (Information Technology) University of Kelaniya, SriLanka 2003
  • MBA (Information Technology) University of Moratowa, SriLanka 2005
  • PhD (Community Development) Universiti Putra Malasia(UPM), Malaysia 2012
  • MAAT
Professional Qualifications
Teaching Interests
  • Business Technology, Supply Chain Management, Innovation Management, Positive Psychology
Research Interests
Research & Publications

Books and Book chapters

  • ICBI. (2012). 5 Volume Series in Managing Business Challenges & Opportunities in the 21st Century (C. N. Wickramasinghe, & W. M. Madurupperuma, Eds.) Kelaniya: Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies.
  • Noah, S. M., Raman, P. L., & Wickramasinghe, C. N. (2012). Theoretical Framework to develop Psychological Test Instrument based on Bhagavad Gita's Gunas to predict (white Color) Criminals. In C. N. Wickramasinghe, & W. M. Madurupperuma (Ed.), Series in Managing Business; Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century (Human Resource Management) (pp. 1-7). Kelaniya: FCMS.
  • Young Business Technology and Enterprenurial Researchres. (2012). In Search of stimulativeTechnologies:Turning missed Opportunies into Leads. (C. N. Wickramasinghe, Ed.) Kelaniya: YBTER.
  • Wickramasinghe C. N. (2010), Readiness of Sri Lanka to be a Global Knowledge Society, German.VDM Publishing House
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N., Ahmad N., Rashid, S and Emby, Z. (2010). Reestablishing grassroots level inventors in national innovation systems in less innovative countries. In Chu, S., Ritter, W. and Hawamdeh, S. (2010). Managing knowledge for global and collaborative innovations. Singapore. World scientific publications. Indexed in British library cataloging-in- publication data.

International refereed journals & international conference proceedings

  • Wickramasinghe, C. N., Ahmad, N., & Rashid, S. (2012). Why Independent Inventors Never Quit? In Search of Contribution of Inventive Outcomes on Subjective Success of Independent Inventors. Kelaniya Journal of Management, 1(1), 1-25.
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N., & Ahmad, N. (2012). Influence of Demographic and Technical Profile on Success of Independent Inventors in Sri Lanka. The Journal of World Intellectual Property, Vol.15(5-6), pg. 305-388.
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N., Ahmad, N., Rashid, S., & Emby, Z. (2011). Impact of subjective well being on success of technological knowledge creation among independent inventors in developing countries: a first look at sri lanka. Journal of the knowledge economy. Vol. 2(3).pg. 432-452. Spinger link. Abstracted and indexed in expanded academic, oclc, scopus, summon by serial solutions
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N., Ahmad N., Rashid, S. and Emby, Z. (2010). Does motivation make happy employees?  Integrating the supply chain of happiness with employee motivation. Proceedings of the international conference on business and information, 2010. Sri Lanka. University of Kelaniya. Held at 4thJune 2010. ISBN- 978-955-8044-91-8.
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N., Ahmad N., Rashid, S and Emby, Z. (2010). Success, happiness and subjective satisfaction: how objective and subjective success drive the independent inventors in Sri Lanka. Book of abstracts of 5th European conference on positive psychology, 2010 (ecpp, 2010). P-123. Available at
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N. and Nobaya Ahmad (2009). Revolution of digital communication and the asian competitive creativity chasm, Asian Journal Of Technological Innovations (AJTI), vol. 17 (1). pg13-29 Taylor and Francis group. Indexed in Thomson Reuter’s social science citation index (ssci).
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N., Ahmad N., Rashid, S and Emby, Z. (2009). Reestablishing grassroots level inventors in national innovation systems in less innovative countries. Proceedings of sixth international conference on knowledge management (ICKM). Hong Kong.University of Hong Kong. Held at 3-4 December 2009. ISBN- 978-988-18659-1-5. Was categorized among the 30 best papers at the conference.
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N. and Nobaya Ahmad (2009). Digital communication revolution and creative Asia in the next decade: possibilities of ICT becoming a silver bullet, proceedings of international conference of communication & sustainable development in the next decade, Bangkok, Chulalongkorn university. Held at 11-13th February 2009.
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N. and Ahmad, N. (2009). Determining a new model for utilize the heroics of grassroots inventors in national level development of less developed countries. Proceeding of the international conference on development- CICD- 2009. Kuala lumpur: international Islamic university Malaysia (iium).
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N. and Ahmad, N. (2008). Empowering grassroots inventors in digital age. E- Gov Asia 2008. Kuala Lumpur. Centre for science, development and media studies (CSDMS). Held at 11-13th november 2008. Available at:
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N. (2007). Creating out of the school innovative culture in Sri Lanka through ICT: taking example from sirasa super star. Digital learning Asia 2007 conference agenda. ( Kuala Lumpur: centre for science, development and media studies (CSDMS).
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N. (2006). Evaluation of the readiness of Sri Lanka to be a member of global knowledge society: Critical knowledge factor analysis of Sri Lanka. E-gov Asia 2006, Bangkok: CSDMS.
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N. (2005). Thinking beyond knowledge management towards mission driven learning organizations:
    recommendations for south Asian developing countries. International conference of business management - ICBM 2005.Colombo: university of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Wickramasinghe, C. N., & Thanthriwatta, D. N. (2005). Effective website to provde total customer satisfaction: An empirical study on the public quoted companies in Sri Lanka. International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management, 13(SP2), 3.1-3.5.

Publications and oral presentations at local symposiums

  • Wickramasinghe, C.N. (2007). From divide to chasm: can the ICT bridge the development divide in Asia, annual research symposium 2007, Colombo. University of Kelaniya. abstract is published in the proceedings
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N. (2006). Pathway to empower Sri Lanka to be a knowledge society:  critical knowledge factor analysis of Sri Lanka,
    annual research symposium 2006, Colombo. University of Kelaniya- abstract is published in the proceedings
  • Wickramasinghe, C.N. &  Ranasinghe D.N.  (2006). Need of improving human resources in health through Ict , annual research symposium 2006, Colombo. University of Kelaniya. Abstract is published in the proceedings
  • Commonwealth Scholarship for post graduate studies awarded by Government of Malaysia 2008
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