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Mr. Kethaka Galappaththi


Faculty of Business | Information Management

Career Summary

  • Kethaka Galappaththi is a Lecturer at the Department of Information Management, SLIIT Business School, SLIIT. Before joining SLIIT, he worked at IFS, as a Business Systems Analyst and a Consultant in Supply Chain Management and Sales. Moreover, he completed the undergraduate internship at GAC Marine Ltd, which is a subsidiary of McLarens Group of Companies.
  • He attended C-Blue Training Program in Shenzhen, China organized by CMPort and Transport Management Institute, Ministry of Transport, China. He was also a member of 6-month 'Supply Chain Lead' programme held by Unilever Sri Lanka.
  • Mr. Galappaththi obtained a BSc. (Honours) degree from Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, with a First Class. Having completed three stages in CIMA, he possesses an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (Adv Dip in MA).


  • First Class Honours, Bachelor of Science (Transport and Logistics Management) Degree - Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa
  • Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (Adv Dip in MA) - CIMA


  • Best Undergraduate Research Award at the Research for Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI) 2018 conference
  • Dean Listed for 5 Semesters out of 8 Semesters during Bachelor's degree

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Transport Psychology
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Planning


  • Member (MILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Ongoing Research

  • A research on Air Traffic Route Planning

My Publications

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • K Galappaththi, OK Herath, YM Bandara   Assessing the Psychological Responses of Drivers to Flashing Amber Lights  in 3rd International Conference on Research For Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI 2018),  year 2018,  Colombo,  pp.81-86,  Sri Lanka Society for Transport & Logistics (SLSTL),    7th July 2018,  
  • K Galappaththi, V Adikariwattage   Multi Criteria Decision Support Tool for Planning Intermediate Waypoints for En-Route Air Traffic Routes  in 24th ATRS World Conference,  year 2021,  Sydney, Australia,    Air Transport Research Society (ATRS),    29th August 2021,  

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