Management & Finance Research Publications

Prof. J. A. Karunaratne
[PhD, Regional Economics, Cum Laude Approbatur, University of Vaasa, Finland
BSc; MSc; DSc. (Econ)]

Research in Progress:

1. ‘Impact of FDI on Exchange Rate
(co-authors, Amila Kankanamge and Hiruni Perera)
Faculty of Management and Finance, SAITM Campus (Research in progress)

2. ‘Wage leadership and tertiary sector education in Sri Lanka
(co-author Ms Nipuni de Silva)
(Faculty of Management and Finance, SAITM Campus, and SLIIT Campus) (Research in progress)

3. ‘The determinants of Chinese ODI in Sri Lanka
(co-author Shuwen Yan)
Faculty of Management and Finance, SAITM Campus (Research in progress)


Research Publications (selected):

4. ‘Wage leadership and industrial development of Sri Lanka’ with Ms Nipuni de Silva
(Prof. J.A. Karunaratne is the supervisor of this MSc thesis) 2015

5. ‘Hub-Port Development of Sri Lanka’ with Mr Jayantha Rathnayake 2013
(Prof. J.A. Karunaratne supervised this PhD Thesis submitted for the
Department of Shipping, Dalian Maritime University, China)

6. ‘Chinese ODI in Sri Lanka’ with Ms YAN Shuwen 2014
(Prof. J.A. Karunaratne was the supervisor of this MSc thesis)

7. An Empirical Lotka-Volterra system for competition dynamics in the telecommunication sector of Sri Lanka.
AW Wijeratne, JA Karunaratne, C Wang, J Wei. International Journal of Business Information Systems (2008) 3 (5), 482-497

8. Promotion of the Rural Non-Agricultural Sector Industries and the institution-led Hypothesis. JA Karunaratne. Department of Economic Geography, University of Vassa, 1997 Finland

9. Urban development and urban life. Universitas Wasaenis 1995

10. Morgan-Mercer-Flodin model for long term trend analysis of currency exchange rates of some selected countries. AW Wijeratne, JA Karunaratne. International Journal of Business Excellence 7 (1) 2014, 76-87

11. Soundness of Money: Credibility of Colombo Consumer Price Index [CCPI (N)] as a Measure of Inflation in Sri Lanka. JMW Premarathne, JA Karunaratne. Proceedings of International Conference on Business Management 8 – 2012

12. Modelling market competition by Generalised Lotka Volterra system: a case in Sri Lankan mobile telecom market. AW Wijeratne, JA Karunaratne, J Fang, J Wei (2008). International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management 1 (4), 421-433

13. Development of The Rural Non-agricultural Sector of Sri Lanka. JA Karunaratne. Indian Journal of Asian Affairs, 2001 63-86

14. Globaliseringen och Världsordningen (gloalisatiohn and the world order). JA Karunaratne. University of Vaasa - Discussion Papers, 2000 17.

15. [Rezension] Wignaraja, Ganeshan, Trade liberalization in Sri Lanka: London[u. a.], Macmillan, 1998. JA Karunaratne. The Economic Journal 109, 1999 495-496

16. Trade liberalization in Sri Lanka: Exports, technology and industrial policy. JA Karunaratne. Economic Journal 109 (456), 1999 F495-F496

17. Rural Industrial Development of Sri Lanka: A Historical Note. JA Karunaratne. University of Vaasa, Discussion Papers, 1999 15

18. Some Demographic Aspects of Integrated Rural Development in the LDCs. JA Karunaratne. Vaasan Yliopiston Julkaisuja Selvityksia ja Raportteja 65, 1999 41

19. Rural Industrial Development of Sri Lanka and the Role of the Government. JA Karunaratne. University of Vaasa, Discussion Papers 1999

20. Ruralisation of the Countryside. JA Karunaratne. University of Vaasa, Discussion Papers, 1997

21. På återbesök hos utvecklingen. (Development Revisited: UN 50 years). JA Karunaratne. Fredsposten 1, 4-7 1995

22. Urbanisation Process of Sri Lanka: Identification of its Characteristics. JA Karunaratne. Acta Wasaensia (Eds. Mauri Palomäki and J.A. Karunaratne) 45, 1995 97-109

23. Coir processing industry in the Kurunegala district of Sri Lanka: an examination of its mode of development. JA Karunaratne. Universitas Wasaensis 1995

24. Determinants of the Technology of Production in the Coir Processing Industry of Sri Lanka. JA Karunaratne. University of Vaasa, Discussion Papers 1994

25. Etisk konsumption. (Ethical consumption) JA Karunaratne. Landet som icke är, 157-165 1993

26. The Tea Industry in Sri Lanka after Nationalisation with Special Reference to the Labour Sector. JA Karunaratne. Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen, University of Uppsala, Sweden. 1984

27. Free Trade Zones ad some Socio-Economic Consequences for Sri Lanka. JA Karunaratne. Scandinavian Journal of Developing Nations 1 (3), 53-64 1982

28. Några samhällsekonomiska aspekter på frihandelszonerna. (Social consequences of the FTZs) JA Karunaratne. Häften för kritiska studier, 60-78 1982


Conference Papers (Selected):

29. Foreign Investment and the Electricity Sector of Hainan, China (Co-author Lihong Yun) in Uddevalla Symposium 2000 - Entrepreneurship, Firm Growth and Regional Development in the New Economic Geography. Uddevalla, Sweden (Pp. 353-366)

30. Industrialisation by Invitation. JA Karunaratne. All China Economics International Conference, 2006 18-20

31. Labour Productivity, Export and FDI in a Structural Equation Analysis: Case of Manufacturing Industries of Shandong, China. L Yun, JA Karunaratne, C Gao. Social Science Conference, University of Kelaniya 2005

32. Etisk konsumption. (Ethical consumption) JA Karunaratne. Landet som icke är, Conference staged in connection with launching of the book entitled ‘Landet som icke är’ 1993

33. Urbanisation Process of Sri Lanka: Identification of its Characteristics. JA Karunaratne. Conference launched in connection with the launch of Acta Wasaensia 45 (Eds. Mauri Palomäki and J.A. Karunaratne)


Mr. Amila Kankanamgé
[BSc (J’pura), MSc (Colombo)]

Research in Progress:

1. ‘Impact of FDI on Exchange Rate
(co-authors, J.A. Karunaratne and Hiruni Perera)
Faculty of Management and Finance, SAITM Campus (Research in progress)

2. ‘Can the best governance of audit committee enhance the financial reporting quality and transparency: Evidence from Sri Lanka
(with Aruna Shanta, Rajarata University) (Research in progress)


Research Publications (selected):

3. The Relationship between Board Characteristics and Earnings Management: Evidence from Sri Lankan Listed Companies. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI) 2015. University of Kelaniya

4. The Relationship between Board Characteristics and earnings management: Evidence from Sri Lankan Listed Companies (with M.P.P. Dharmadasa as the co-author) Conference Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium 2015, University of Colombo

5. 'Corporate Governance and Earnings Management: Evidence from Sri Lankan Listed Firms' (MSc Thesis) 2015. Faculty of Management, University of Colombo (mimeographed)


Conference Papers (Selected):

6. The Relationship between Board Characteristics and Earnings Management: Evidence from Sri Lankan Listed Companies. Presentation of the paper at 6th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI) 2015. University of Kelaniya (This paper won the Best Paper within the category of Accounting Papers presented at the conference).

7. The Relationship between Board Characteristics and Earnings Management: Evidence from Sri Lankan Listed Companies. (with M.P.P. Dharmadasa as the co-author) Presentation at Annual Research Symposium 2015, University of Colombo


Ms. Hiruni Perera
[BBM (Kelaniya), MSc (University of West London – UK)]

Research in Progress:

1. ‘Impact of FDI on Exchange Rate
(co-authors, J.A. Karunaratne and Amila Kankanamge)
Faculty of Management and Finance, SAITM Campus (Research in progress)

2. ‘Breaking of the glass-ceiling: The impact of the emergence of female managerial personnel on the management organisation of the enterprises
(with Dr Chamara de Alvis, University of Kelaniya) (Research in progress)


Research Publications (selected):

3. 'Impact of Perceived risk and Brand Equity on Customer involvement of Smart Phone Users' University of West London (2013) UK (unpublished)

4. 'Impact of Work family Balance on Job performance of Executive Level Employees in Garment manufacturing industry Sri Lanka' University of Kelaniya (2010) Sri Lanka. (Unpublished)


Ms. Shuwen Yan
[BSc, PG Diploma, MSc, PhD Candidate]

Research in Progress:

1. ‘The determinants of Chinese ODI in Sri Lanka
(co-author Shuwen Yan)
Faculty of Management and Finance, SAITM Campus (Research in progress)


Research Publications (selected):

2. Involvement of China in the development of the infrastructure facilities at ports of Sri Lanka, FGS, University of Colombo, June 2014 (unpublished)

3. “October Festival: a venue for friendship and solidarity” (October 1, 2010) Daily News National Newspaper, Sri Lanka


Conference Papers (Selected):

2. Proliferation of Chinese construction sector enterprises in Sri Lanka, International Conference of Social Science and Humanity, Peradeniya University, 17-18/ December/ 2011

3. Determinants of ODI in Sri Lanka, India and China. Symposium proceedings of Annual Research Symposium 25 October 2015


Ms. Sujiva Damayanthi
[ACCA Finalist; CIMA UK; BSc Business Administration; MBA UC]

Research in Progress:

1. D.G.S Damayanthi& R.MR.B Rajapakse, (2010). Financial Information Gap; Financial Intermediaries and SMEs in Sri Lanka, Conference Proceedings, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

2. D.G.S Damayanthi & R.MR.B Rajapakse, (2014), Reflection of Coercive Isomorphism in CSR Reporting in Sri Lankan Manufacturing Sector, Symposium Proceedings, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

3. D.G.S Damayanthi& R.MR.B Rajapakse, (2014), CSR Reporting in Manufacturing Sector in Sri Lanka : An analysis through the lenses of Institutional Theory, GCFA 2014, 2nd Global Conference on Finance and Accounting, Aventis Business School, Singapore

4. Presented the work in progress of PhD proposal (Management Controls in an Apparel Group: an Institutional Theory Perspective) in the research day in Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka on 20th November 2015


Research Publications (selected):

5. MBA Thesis on CSR Reporting: Is it a reflection of Power of Accounting or
Power over Accounting?

(A Case from Manufacturing Sector in Sri Lanka)

6. Secured the Agro Technica Ltd Award for Highest Marks for the Thesis in MBA, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, 2010

7. BBA Thesis on Financial Information Gap; Financial Intermediaries and SMEs in Sri Lanka

8. Developing PhD research proposal on Management Controls in an Apparel Group: an Institutional Theory Perspective

9. Submitted a paper on Management Controls in an Apparel Group: an Institutional Theory Perspective to the Journal of Applied Accounting Research (ABDC ranking, a “c” grade journal) and waiting for comments.




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