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Mr. Ranitha Weerarathna

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business | Business Management

Career Summary

Ranitha Weerarathna is a graduate with a second class upper division of Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resource) special degree from University of Kelaniya. He joined to SLIIT, Faculty of Business in 2014 and lectures Human Capital Development, Career Readiness and Business Ettiquette,Business Internship & Personal Development Planning. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is the undergraduate internship coordinator for SLIIT Business School, SLIIT Business School FB Page Editor & Industry liaison.

  • 1/4/2019 - to present : Senior Lecturer, SLIIT Business School, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.  
  • 1/4/2017 - 31/3/2019 : Lecturer, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.  
  • 01/08/2014 to 31/3/2017: Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 7/2013-7/2014-Executive-Academic Affairs/Lecturer- Human Resource Management Institute, Sri Lanka


  • Reading for PhD-Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Business Administration (University of Sunderland)
  • Master in Labour Relations and Human Resources Management (University of Colombo) 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in HRM & Personnel (Indian Institute of Management and Technology)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management  (ICBT)
  • Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resource) Special Degree (University of Kelaniya) (Second Class Upper Division)
  • Executive Certificate in HR Analytics- (Merit Pass)-Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)
  • Applied Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Certification for Human Resource Management Professionals (ALSSP) -Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Asia & CIPM
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching Methods in Higher Education (SLIIT)


  • SLIIT Research Excellence Awards 2022Received an award for publishing two (02) highly rated scientific research publications in journals in the Top 10% and Top 25% of the Scopus Cite Score Index during the year 2022.
  • Best Paper Award (Business and Cross-Functional Challenges) at 6th CIPM International Research Symposium-2022
  • "Outstanding Teacher Award" presented in recognition of outstanding contribution made in 2018, at the SLIIT Staff Awards Ceremony 2019.
  • "Researcher of the Year Award" presented in recognition of outstanding contribution made in 2017, at the SLIIT Staff Awards Ceremony 2018.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Green Employee Behaviour
  • Management
  • Conflict Management


  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)
  • Associate Member-  Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)
  • Associate Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM)
  • Associate Member of Association of HR Professionals, Sri Lanka
  • Associate Member – Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL)

Ongoing Research

  1. Factors affecting for selecting Human Capital Management Specialization
  2. Relationship between Accounting Education and Accounting Practices
  3. Perceptions of IT Professionals in Sri Lankan Software Companies: Exploring the influence of HR Management Practices on IT Professionals Mental Health and Well-Being.
  4. Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka Benefited or Ignored
  5. Effects of Mental Health on Performance of ERP Software Project Teams in the Post Pandemic Era

My Publications

Journal Publications


  • Weerarathna, R. S  " A Study on Organizational Conflicts and Employees' Intention to Leave."   LAP Lambert Academic Publishing,  2018,  Edition ISBN- 978-620-2-02329-0,    
  • Thilakarathna D.L.N.C, Sirirwardhana M.M.A.S and Weerarathna, R.S.  " Impact of HR Practices on Employee Retention; Sri Lankan Perspective."  LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing,  2018,  Edition ISBN- 978-613-9-98762-7,    

Conference Proceedings

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