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Prof. Renuka Herath


Faculty of Business | Information Management

Career Summary

A Professor with over 20 years of experience at the state University sector in Sri Lanka who really passionate and enjoy teaching university students. Committed in teaching, carrying out research and capable as an effective administrator too. Experienced in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates adapting appropriate level of knowledge and teaching techniques at each levels. Thus possessing excellent administrative, verbal communication and written skills along with constructive and effective teaching methods that promote a stimulating learning environment. Effective team player and having the proven ability to work in challenging conditions.

At present working as the Chairperson of WiLAT (Women in Logistics and Transport) and a memeber of the council of CILT( Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport).


1.Doctor of Philosophy-2014

Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Supply Chain Management

Title of the thesis- The Strategic Importance of Supply Chain Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Supervisors- Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, AFRD and Prof. Matthew Gorton-Business School, Newcastle University



Postgraduate Institute of Management,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Business Administration

Master of Business Administration



University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Marketing Management

B.B.Mgt Marketing (Special) First Class Honours



Gold Medal for the highest GPA of the all Bachelor Degree Programmes in the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies of the academic year 1997/1998, University of Kelaniya

Merit for MBA for securing an average above 85% for all the subjects, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Fully sponsored Commonwealth scholarship to pursue PhD at the Newcastle University, UK

Vice-chancellor’s awards for the appreciation of active service as the editor of Kelaniya University Newsletter in 2017 and 2018

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Supply Chain Management, Fashion Industries, Six Sigma, SMEs, Lean Management, Logistics Management


Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT)

Member of International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan (Membership ID: M172570)

Member of Winnet Centre of Excellence, An Academic body in Poland focused on Joint Publications


Ongoing Research

The supply chain issues in Pharmaceutical indusry in Sri Lanka

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Herath, H.M.R.P  " The Strategies adapted by Super Markets of Sri Lanka in attracting Customers "  The Journal of Gian Management,      2019,        
  • Tanan, S.K., and Herath, H.M.R.P  " Six Sigma Applications in India and Sri Lanka "  The journal of New Delhi Institute of Management,      2019,        

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