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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 Principles of Management, Organisational Behaviour, Economics and Management and Business Project modules.. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is the undergraduate internship coordinator for Faculty of Business and Coordinator for web site development and social media sites for the faculty.

  • 1/4/2019 - to present : Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business, 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


  • 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)
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching Methods in Higher Education (SLIIT)


"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


  • Associate Member of Association of HR Professionals, Sri Lanka
  • Associate member – Institute of Management of Sri Lanka
  • Affiliate Member-  Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (IPM)

Ongoing Research

  1. Effectiveness of Human Capital Management Practices & Its Causes in Local Commercial Banks of Sri Lanka; An Exploratory Study

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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