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Ms. Mano Weligodapola

Head | Department of Business Management

Faculty of Business | Business Management

Career Summary

Mano Weligodapola is a lecturer in International Business and Economics and has worked as an academic for 16 years. Currently, she is the Head of Department of Business Management and Senior Lecturer in SLIIT Business School, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka. In addition to her teaching she serve as the Academic Advisor of the SLIIT Business School, SLIIT. Furthermore, she acted as the Course Leader for the SHU BBA Degree programme. She also chairs the Faculty Quality Cell (FQC), acts as the Faculty representative of the Food committee and represents the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) as the Faculty representative.

  • 08/2017 to date - Head/ Department of Business Management
  • 01/2014 to date – Senior Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 05/2009 to 01/2014 – Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 02/2007 to 05/2009 – Assistant Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 10/2006 to 02/2007 – Management Consultant/Lecturer, NIBM, Sri Lanka
  • 10/2004 to 10/2006, Secondary School Teacher, Gateway College, Sri Lanka

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Eon, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2008
  • B.Com. (Hons) in International Business , University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2005
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching Methods in Higher Education (OUSL)
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching Methods in Higher Education (SLIIT)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • 11/2013 – 11/2018 as SLIIT SHU Partnership scholarship to pursue doctoral research at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.
  • 10/2000 – 01/2004 Mahapola Scholarship, Awarded by government of Sri Lanka to study undergraduate studies at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Best paper award – International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka 2008
  • Best Poster presentation - Sheffield Business School, Doctoral Conference, United Kingdom, 2016
  • "Long service Award" presented in recognition of 10 years contribution made, at the SLIIT Staff Awards Ceremony 2018 

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Small & Medium Enterprises
  • International Competitiveness and FDI
  • Economic Development

Memberships

  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CBBE)
  • Member of British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Member of International Business and Economics Research Group, SHU (IBERG)
  • Member of SME Entrepreneurship and Innovation SIG Group, SHU
  • Member of The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors 

Ongoing Research

  •  Paper titled "Relationship-based resilience and trust in post-conflict Sri Lankan small firms" - 5th review International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research (B rank Journal)
  • The Effect of the COVID 19 on Overall Firm Performance in Sri Lankan Apparel Companies _ 4th year CRP student project 

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Weligodapola M and Darabi F   Developing General Analytical Inductive Qualitative Research Strategy to Explore Small Enterprise Growth in Turbulent Economies  in 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2018),  year 2018,  The University of Roma, TRE, Rome.,    Academic Conferences & Publishing International (ACPI),    12th and 13th July 2018,  
  • Weligodapola M and Darabi F   The road to resilience: lessons from Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs in dealing with crisis situations  in European Academy of Management Conference 2018,  year 2018,  University of Iceland, Reykjavk,    European Academy of Management (EURAM),    June 26th-28th, 2018 ,  
  • Bandara, K.M.N.S and Weligodapola, M   A Study on the Relationship between Labour Productivity and Motivation; With Special Reference to Hirdaramani Group of Companies  in National Conference of Technology and Management, 2013,  year 2013,  SLIIT, Malabe.,    SLIIT,    Bandara, K.M.N.S and Weligodapola, M,  
  • R Hasarali, I Mayadunne, U Weerakoon, L Samarasinghe, M Weligodapola, S Thelijjagoda   Evaluating the Effectiveness of Process Automation in the Sri Lankan Textile Manufacturing Industry  in National Conference of Technology and Management, 2012,  year 2018,  SLIIT, Malabe.,    SLIIT,    2012,  
  • Weligodapola M   Gender based digital divide in the labour market in Sri Lanka  in International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka,  year 2018,  University of Kelaniya,  pp.143,  University of Kelaniya,    2008,  
  • Jayasinghe S.J.A.N.S, Liyanage M.S.H, Wijesundara L.A.N.H, R.D.P.V Ranasinghe and Weligodapola H.W.M.C   Investigating into the factors influencing the savings and investment behaviour on the success of Small Scale Cinnamon Planters in Sri Lanka  in International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance, Social Sciences & Humanities,  year 2019,  Singapore,  pp.65-72,  WRF Explore,    15th and 16th February 2019,  

Conference Presentations

  • Weligodapola M  " Poster Presentation - Growth and Development of Small Enterprises in Turbulent Emerging Economy  Presentation,  at SBS Doctoral Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2016,   2016
  • Weligodapola M  " Small Businesses, Do they really grow?  Presentation,  at Doctoral Colloquium, University of Colombo. 2015,   2015
  • Somawardana S., Wijedasa V., Gunaweera T., Madhubani H., and Weligodapola H.W.M.C  " The Impact of Interpersonal Communication Skills on Job Satisfaction of Front Line Managers  Presentation,  at International Conference on Business Management and Social Innovation (ICBMSI), Geneva, Switzerland.,   2019

Books

  • Likshan chamara, Lihinika Sayuri, Mano Weligodapola  " Behaviour towards online purchasing of gifts; Generation X and Generation Y."  Lambert Academic Publishing ,  2019,    pp.1-113,  

Journal Publications

  • Weligodapola, H. W. M. C., Lokeshwara, A. A., Prashanthy, K., Sooriyakumaran, S., Rubika, S., Lakmali, G. T. H. D.  " "A Study on Customer Perception towards E-banking: With Special Reference to Urban and Rural Districts in Sri Lanka." "   International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences,  vol.10,  Issue 10,  2020,  pp.682-698,      DOI:10.6007/IJARBSS/v10-i10/7766,
  • Jayasinghe S.J.A.N.S, Liyanage M.S.H, Wijesundara L.A.N.H, R.D.P.V Ranasinghe, Weligodapola H.W.M.C?  " "Investigation in to the Factors Influencing the Savings and Investment Behavior on the Success of Small Scale Cinnamon Planters in Sri Lanka" "  International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) ,  vol.08,  Issue 7C2,  2019,  pp.62-68,      
  • Sathiamoorthy, V., Zilva, De. M. M. S., Bandara, E. C. P. K., Leelarathne, E. K. C. J. S., Weligodapola, H. W. M. C., & Lokeshwara, A. A.  " "Terrorism and its Implications on Small Hotels in Sri Lanka "  " International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences,  vol.10,  Issue 5,  2020,  pp.471-478,      
  • Weligodapola, H. W. M. C., Lokeshwara, A. A., Prashanthy, K., Sooriyakumaran, S., Rubika, S., Lakmali, G. T. H. D  " A Study on Customer Perception towards E-banking: With Special Reference to Urban and Rural Districts in Sri Lanka "  International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences,  vol.10,  Issue 10,  2020,  pp.682-698,      
  • J. G. K. C Jayawickrama, S. Selvam, T. M Dunumala, Y. A. M. S Samaratunga, H. W. M. C Weligodapola, R. M. N. M. Rathnayake  " Fast Food Consumption Behavior among Young Parents: A Qualitative Study with Special Reference to Selected Franchised Fast Food Restaurants Within the Colombo City in Sri Lanka "  International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences,  vol.10,  Issue 04,  2020,  pp.649-661,      

Journal Publications Under Review

  • Weligodapola, H.W.M.C and Darabi, F  " Relationship-based resilience and trust in post-conflict Sri Lankan small firms "  International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research (B rank Journal) - 5th Review,        Under Review

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