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Dr. M. R. K. N. Yatigammana
Designation : Senior Lecturer
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Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Management/Business – Management & Science University, Malaysia,2014
  • MSc in MIT(Management & IT) University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2008.
  • BCom (Sp)(Commerce) University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2005.

Teaching Interests

  • Management Information Systems, Management of technology, Operations Management, Strategic Management, Business Model Generation & Process Technologies, Business Management & Administration

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka

Research Interests

  • E Commerce, E learning

Research & Publications

Book Chapters

  • Yatigammana, M. R., Johar, M. G., & Gunawardhana, C. (2015). Postgraduate Students' Perceived E-Learning Acceptance Model Validation Using SEM Method. In P. Ordóñez de Pablos (Ed.), Technological Solutions for Sustainable Business Practice in Asia (pp. 246-272). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8462-1.ch012. Indexed in Scopus

International Journals

  • Rathnasekara, K., Namali Suraweera, S., & Yatigammana, M. (2018). CONCEPTUALIZATION OF EMPLOYEE COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH E - LEARNING I N BANKING SECTOR IN SRI LANKA. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 4(2), 21-60. Retrieved from http://multidisciplinaryjournal.globalacademicresearchinstitute.com/images/vol11/K.I%20Rathnasekara%20Done.pdf
  • Priyadarshana P.L.S., Yatigammana K.N., Sarathchandra K.S.H.  (2017) Factors Determining the Addiction of Sri Lankan Software Engineers towards Social Networks with Special Reference to Facebook, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Journal (ABSR) ISSN 2311-1833, Volume 05, Issue 01, P.29-41 http://absronline.org/journals/index.php/eimj/article/view/689
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N, Md Gapar Md Johar, Chandra Gunawardena, Postgraduate students’ Perceived e-learning acceptance: framework of Extended Technology Acceptance Model., South East Asian Journal of Contemporary Business, Economics and Law (SEAJBEL),E-ISSN 2289-1560, http://klibel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/POSTGRADUATE-STUDENTS-PERCEIVED-E-LEARNING-ACCEPTANCE-FRAMEWORK-OF-EXTENDED-TECHNOLOGY-ACCEPTANCE-MODEL.pdf
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N, Md Gapar Md Johar, Chandra Gunawardena,(2014),Impact of innovations attributes and psychological wellbeing towards e-learning acceptance of postgraduate students: comparison of Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning (TOJDEL), 2(1), 20-29. http://www.tojdel.net/pdf/v02i01/v02i01-04.pdf

Local Journals

  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N, Md Gapar Md Johar, Chandra Gunawardena, 2013, Impact of Innovations attributes on e learning acceptance among Sri Lankan Postgraduate students. ,The Kelaniya Journal of Managemnt,4(1),1-17,ISSN 2279-1469, http://www.sljol.info/index.php/KJM/article/view/6541

International Conference proceedings

  • Yatigammana, M., Suraweera, N., Pathirage, D., Jayantha, R., De Pasqual, M., Priyankara, C., & Wijayarathne, P. (2017). Role of E- learning towards promoting e-citizens in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Global Education and E-Learning (GLOBED). 10-11th October 2017, Colobo ,Sri Lanka
  • Perera, S., Yatigammana, M., & Sarathchandra, K. (2017). Examining the Role of Multitasking on Academic Performance of University Undergraduates.. 8th International Conference on Business & Information(ICBI),pg 68
  • Yatigammana, M., Suraweera, N., Pathirage, D., Jayantha, R., De Pasqual, M., Priyankara, C., & Wijayarathne, , P. (2017). Role of E-learning in Providing Lifelong Learning. 8th International Conference on Business & Information ICBI, p.69. Won Best paper award in the track Information Technology
  • Jayantha, R., De Pasqual, M., Suraweera, N., Yatigammana, M., Pathiranage, D., Pallewatta, D., & Wijayarathne, P. (2017). Introduction of a Four Stage Process of Developing Interactive Multimedia Based E-learning Materials.. Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (KICACT) p 33 Won Best paper award in the track e learning in Technology
  • Priyadarshana P.L.S., Yatigammana K.N., Sarathchandra K.S.H. (2016) Factors Determining the addiction of Sri Lankan Software Engineers towards social networks, 7th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI-2016), ISSN 2465-6399, P.64, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N, Md Gapar Md Johar, Chandra Gunawardena,2012 Postgraduate students’ Perceived e-learning acceptance: framework of Extended Technology Acceptance Model., paper presented at Kuala Lumpur International Business and Law Conference 2012 (KLIBEL 2012),Malaysia.
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N., 2011, Entertainamant, Communication, Business or Academic use? A study on Internet café Users in Western Province of Sri Lanka.,Paper presented at 8th International Conference of Business Management, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka.
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N., 2010, To buy or not to buy online: Analyzing the characteristics of online shoppers and online non-shoppers in Sri Lanka, paper presented at International conference on Business & Economics Resaerch-2010,Kulalumpur, Malaysia.
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N., 2010,Analysis of online shopping of Sri Lanka-evidence from the western Province, Paper presented at International Research Conference on Management & Finance-2010,University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N., 2006, Impact of Women’s Enrolment in Education on Socio Economic Development of Sri Lanka, paper presented at Third International Conference of Business Management, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka.

Publications - National symposiums

  • Sarathchandra K.S.H, Jayarathna L.C.H., Yatigammana K. N., Wickramasinghe C. N. (2016) Corporate Facebook Usage of Sri Lankan Public Quoted Companies, The 34th National Information Technology Conference (NITC) ISSN 2279-3895, P.83-88, Computer Society of Sri Lanka
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N., 2008, An analysis of future aspiration factors of successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs before commencing a business, 9th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N., 2007, An analysis of e-government readiness of Sri Lankan Government Ministries, 2007, 8th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N., 2006, Achieving Millennium Development Goals and Statistical barriers In Sri Lanka,7th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.

Interviews with print media

  • Yatigammana M.R.K.N, Reaping benefits of e-learning, Ceylontoday, 31st May 2013,interviwed by Rishar Saleem, http://www.ceylontoday.lk/22-31114-news-detail-reaping-benefits-of-e-learning.html

Research Projects

  • Colombo City Region Food System study for FAO and IWMI- 2015-2016- Co-researcher of the report
  • Colombo Solid waste management for IWMI -2014-2015- Co-researcher of the report
  • Ongoing research Projects
    • University research grant for “An investigation of effectiveness of different form of interactive multimedia in teaching and learning educational sector in Sri Lanka”-Co-researcher (2017 to date)
    • A national Level UGC-UNICEF Research Project- “a study on ragging and sexual and gender based violence in the Sri Lankan university system & implementing / proposing interventions and mechanisms for combating ragging and sexual and gender based violence in the Sri Lankan university system" (2018 to date)

Academic Achievements

  • Keynote speaker at the session of Digital Information Management on “Digital Natives and the Role of Academic Libraries in Higher Education Sector in Sri Lanka” at the Conference organized by Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India from 7-9th August 2018.
  • Member of the team which received Vice Chancellor’s awards in year 2017 for the “Highest amount of research grant received as a team”.
  • best paper awards
    • Yatigammana, M., Suraweera, N., Pathirage, D., Jayantha, R., De Pasqual, M., Priyankara, C., & Wijayarathne, , P. (2017). Role of E-learning in Providing Lifelong Learning. 8th International Conference on Business & Information ICBI, p.69. Won Best paper award in the track Information Technology
    • Jayantha, R., De Pasqual, M., Suraweera, N., Yatigammana, M., Pathiranage, D., Pallewatta, D., & Wijayarathne, P. (2017). Introduction of a Four Stage Process of Developing Interactive Multimedia Based E-learning Materials.. Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (KICACT) p 33 Won Best paper award in the track e learning in Technology

Academic Engagements

  • 2017-Deputy Director of the Business & Administration Unit of National E-Learning Resource Centre (NELRC) of University Kelaniya
  • 2017: Chief Editor of Kelaniya Journal of Management – a bi-annual double blind refereed journal publish by the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • 2016 : Actively participate for the faculty task force for developing Bachelor of Business Management Honors degree in Business Information Systems
  • 2016: Lead the staff the Department of Commerce & Financial Management of revising the existing curricular of Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management, Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology and it was successfully implemented in 2017.
  • 2016- Secretary of the 4th Students’ International Conference on Business (SICB 2016) of Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • 2016: Actively engage in initiation of Faculty of Computing and Technology as one of Faculty representative of the Senate Task force.
  • 2016- Editor in Chief of the 5th Young Business Technology and Entrepreneurial Researchers’ Congress (YBTER 2016) proceedings themed as “In search of Startup opportunities in problems of ageing”
  • 2016 & 2018- Visiting lecturer for Level V of BAAS degree program of Gampaha Wickramaacaahchi Ayurveda Institute for Business Management and Administration Course unit
  • 2015-Editor in Chief of the 4th Young Business Technology and Entrepreneurial Researchers’ Congress (YBTER 2015) proceedings themed as “In search of New Perspective in Green Innovation”
  • 2015-Session chair of 3rd International Student Conference on Business organized by the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • 2014-Session chair of 3rd International Student Conference on Business organized by the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • 2008-Founding member of the Business Technology study stream to the B.COM degree and developing initial course syllabus of the program
  • 2008- Person in Charge of the Activity of Strengthening the Curriculum and Learning Process, World Bank funded IRQUE Project of Department of Commerce & Financial Management

Professional Training Courses

  • Completed Learning Technologies Leadership Institute of Australian Centre of Open & Distance Learning, August 2017
  • Completed Certificate of Proficiency in Learning and Teaching with Digital Technology, Victoria University of Wellington 2017 (Online)
  • Completed a professional development Course on Information and Communication Technologies for Education Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, November 2007
  • Completed the Staff development course for probationary lecturers of University Kelaniya which is accredited by University Grants Commission

National Services

  • Panel chief of paper marking in G.C.E. Advanced Level Business studies subject in year 2008,2011 and 2012
  • Translated the Operations Management study guide of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) from English to Sinhala
  • Resource Person for seminars held Advanced Level Business Studies teachers and students on the topic of Information and Communication Technology
  • Resource Person for “Thaksalawa” educational TV programme for Advanced Level Business Studies students on the topics of Operations Management & Information & Communication Technology

 

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Panel chief of paper marking in G.C.E. Advanced Level Business studies subject in year 2008,2011 and 2012

Translated the Operations Management study guide of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) from English to Sinhala

Resource Person for seminars held Advanced Level Business Studies teachers and students on the topic of Information and Communication Technology

Resource Person for “Thaksalawa” educational TV programme for Advanced Level Business Studies students on the topics of Operations Management & Information & Communication Technology

 

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