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Ms. Vandhana Ranshari Dunuwila

Lecturer

Faculty of Business | Information Management

Career Summary

  • September 2020 - Present: Lecturer (SLIIT)
  • May 2019 - August 2020: Assistant Lecturer (SLIIT)
  • January 2019 - May 2019: Academic Instructor (SLIIT)
  • October 2017 - December 2018: Research Assistant (SLIIT)
  • November 2016 - March 2017: Associate Maths Tutor (Third Space Global Pvt Ltd.)

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  • April 2023 - July 2023: Visiting Lecturer for Enterprise Systems and Trends in Technology module (SLIIT Academy)
  • August 2019 - March 2023: Research Assistant of AHEAD Development Oriented Research Project No.9/2019, 'Quality of Life and Employability Potential of Persons with Visual Impairment and Blindness in Sri Lanka' 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Philosophy in Business Economics - University of Sri Jayawardenapura
  • BBA (Hons) specializing in Management Information Systems (First class) - SLIIT Business School
  • Cerificate in Teaching Methodology in Higher Education - SLIIT
  • Certificate in Computer Literacy - Open University of Sri Lanka

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Scholarship recepient for Master of Philosophy in Business Economics under AHEAD DOR Project No.9/2019
  • Best Scientific Study at 7th International Research Conference of Uva Wellassa University 2022

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  • SLIIT Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in the Bachelor of Business Administration (special) Honours Degree of the Faculty of Business, at the SLIIT Annual Convocation 2019
  • Best Performance Award for the Management Information Systems specialization of the BBA (special) Honours Degree of the Faculty of Business, at the SLIIT Annual Convocation 2019
  • Deans List Award Year 1 Semester 1 & 2 - 2015
  • Deans List Award Year 2 Semester 1 & 2 - 2016
  • Deans List Award Year 3 Semester 1 & 2 - 2017
  • Deans List Award Year 4 Semester 1 & 2 - 2018

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Quality of Life
  • Addressing contemporary social issues
  • Learning disabilities
  • Digital transformation
  • Management Information Systems
  • Use of Analytics in Business Organizations

Memberships

Ongoing Research

  • Migration intention of IT Professionals: Trends and Determinants
  • Quality of Life of young adults with cancer in Sri Lanka
  • Intimate Partner Violence among Sri Lankan Undergraduates
  • Quality of Life of orphans living in care homes
  • Nexus among alcohol comsumption and academic performance
  • Defining success of women entreprenuers in Sri Lanka

My Publications

Book Chapters

  • JADCA Jayakody, I Murray, J Hermann, S Lokuliyana, V Dunuwila  " Intelligent Vision Impaired Indoor Navigation Using Visible Light Communication "    Technological Trends in Improved Mobility of the Visually Impaired,      2019,  EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing,  pp.181-206,  

Conference Proceedings

  • J Jayakody, I Murray, J Hermann, S Lokuliyana, VR Dunuwila   Tempcache: A Database Optimization Algorithm for Real-Time Data Handling in Indoor Spatial Environments  in 13th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE),  year 2018,  Colombo,  pp.1-6,        
  • J Jayakody, I Murray, J Hermann, S Lokuliyana, VR Dunuwila   Enhanced Algorithmic Implementation to Assist Real-Time Indoor Map Generation for Vision Impaired Individuals  in 13th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE),  year 2018,  Colombo,  pp.1-5,        
  • V. R. Dunuwila, J. A. D. C. A. Jayakody, R. T. Weerawardhana, W. A. S. Pabasara, H. M. Sunas, U. S. Ketipearachchi   Formulation of a National Framework for the Digital Transformation of Sri Lankas public bus transport system  in 25th Annual Technical Conference of Sri Lanka IET chapter,  year 2018,  Colombo,          
  • JADCA Jayakody, S Lokuliyana, V Dunuwila, PDS Silva   A Regulatory framework for a Smart Hydroponics System  in 26th Annual Technical Conference of Sri Lanka IET chapter,  year 2019,  Colombo,          
  • V. R. Dunuwila, T. Tharsika, J. A. D. C. A. Jayakody   A Review on Technology, Architecture, Applications, Challenges and Future vision of Internet of Things  in 26th Annual Technical Conference of Sri Lanka IET chapter,  year 2019,  Colombo,          
  • T.Tharsika, V. R. Dunuwila, Shashika Lokuliyana   Identification of abnormal objects in live feeds in the ATM environment  in 26th Annual Technical Conference of Sri Lanka IET chapter,  year 2019,  Colombo,          
  • V. R. Dunuwila, J. A. D. C. A. Jayakody, S. L. Lokuliyana   A Conceptual Framework for the Digital Transformation of Sri Lankas public bus transport system  in Transportation Research Forum 2019,organized by Transportation Engineering Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa,  year 2019,  Colombo,        V. R. Dunuwila, J. A. D. C. A. Jayakody, S. L. Lokuliyana,  
  • T. Suraweera, V. R. Dunuwila   Challenges of Social Inclusion for the Persons with Visual Impairment & Blindness in the Sri Lankan Workplace  in 7th Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium,  year 2019,  University of Peradeniya,          
  • M.H.M Bassim, C.M. Ekanayake, L.W.P.S Senevirathne, V. Uthayakumar, N.P. Wickramaarachchi, R. Munasinghe, V. R. Dunuwila   Evaluating Risk Management Readiness of Organizations towards Covid-19: A Case of the Tourism Industry  in CINEC Student Research Symposium ,  year 2020,          2020,  
  • V. R. Dunuwila, T. Suraweera., R. Jayathilaka, S. Thelijjagoda   Challenges & Prospects for Economic Empowerment of Persons with Visual Impairment & Blindness engaged In Self-Employed Ventures  in 9th International Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists,  year 2021,          22nd January 2021,  
  • V. R. Dunuwila & T. Suraweera   Challenges encountered by Employees with Visual Impairment & Blindness in the Sri Lankan Workplace: An Exploratory Study  in Annual Scientific Session of the Population Association of Sri Lanka,  year 2020,  University of Colombo,        2020,  
  • Dunuwila, V. R., Perera, M. S. S., Suraweera, T. & Fernando, P. J. S.   The Need for a New Paradigm to assess Quality of Life of persons with Vision Impairment and Blindness: Evidence from a literature survey.  in 18th International Conference on Business Management ,  year 2021,  University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka,          
  • Liyanage, L.D.C., Athauda, K., Inali, H., Silva, R., Dunuwila, V. R. & Thelijjagoda, S.   A model to manifest the inadequacy of awareness in cyberbullying among adolescents and to accent its dire need.  in International Conference on Advanced Marketing (ICAM4), ,  year 2021,  Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.,          
  • Liyanage, L.D.C., Athauda, K., Inali, H., Silva, R., Dunuwila, V. R. & Thelijjagoda, S.   Identifying ethical and safe practices of social media usage among adolescents  in Vavuniya campus internal research symposium.,  year 2021,            
  • Ravishanka, M.K.U., Madusanka, A.K.P., Jayasuriya, N.U., Pothupitiya, S.N., Weerarathne, R.S. & Dunuwila, V.R.   Factors Affecting the Level of Stress Among Undergraduates in Sri Lanka with Special Reference to COVID-19.  in 4th International Conference on Business Research 2021, Moratuwa.,  year 2021,            
  • Ravishanka, M.K.U., Madusanka, A.K.P., Jayasuriya, N.U., Pothupitiya, S.N., Weerarathne, R.S. & Dunuwila, V.R.   Coping Strategies of Non-State Undergraduates for Stress During Covid-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka.  in ICMR2021, Belihuloya, Sabaragamuwa Sri Lanka,  year 2021,            
  • Kanishta, M., Nishalini, S., Kamalini, V., Liyanage, W.L.R.N, Dunuwila, V.R & Karunarathna, N.P   Domestic Violence among Young Women in Sri Lanka during The Pandemic Situation.  in ICMR2021, Belihuloya, Sabaragamuwa Sri Lanka.,  year 2021,            
  • Wijayarathna P.L., Gamage I.G, Nimanthika S.H.C.N, Ranasinghe M.N, Dunuwila V.R & Jayasooriya S.   Quality of Life (QoL) in University Undergraduates in Sri Lanka  in 4th International Conference on Business Research 2021, Moratuwa.,  year 2021,            
  • Liyanage, L.D.C., Athauda, K., Inali, H., Silva, R., Dunuwila, V. R. & Thelijjagoda, S.   A Model to Manifest the Inadequacy of Awareness in Cyberbullying Among the Adolescents to Accent Its Dire Need.  in 14th SLIIT Business School Student Research Conference, Sri Lanka,  year 2021,            
  • Pushpasena T.Y., Sindupraveena T., Kularathna K.L.N.K., Rajakaruna R.K.G.M.S., Dunuwila V.R. & Jayasinghe J.K.P.S.K.   Investigating Critical Success Factors of Smart Classrooms: A Case of Central Province in Sri Lanka  in 17th International Research Conference on Management and Finance 2022,  year 2022,  University of Colombo,          
  • Wijerathne H.D.H.P., Purijjala I.W.C.D., Pathirana D.S.A., Kumarasena K.K.S. & Dunuwila V. R.   Public perception on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in Sri Lanka  in 3rd Management Undergraduates Research Session (MURS),  year 2022,  University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka,          
  • Wijerathne H.D.H.P., Purijjala I.W.C.D., Pathirana D.S.A., Kumarasena K.K.S. & Dunuwila V. R.   Exploring etymological roots of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: a study of young adults in Sri Lanka  in 6th International Research Conference of Uva Wellassa University (IRCUWU2022).,  year 2022,            
  • Wijerathne H.D.H.P., Purijjala I.W.C.D., Pathirana D.S.A., Kumarasena K.K.S. & Dunuwila V. R.   Investigating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and its underlying concerns among young adults in Sri Lanka: An exploratory analysis  in 15th International Research Conference of Kothalawala Defense University (KDUIRC2022),  year 2022,            
  • Wijerathne H.D.H.P., Purijjala I.W.C.D., Pathirana D.S.A., Kumarasena K.K.S. & Dunuwila V. R.   Exploring COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and its determinants among young adults in Sri Lanka  in 13th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI),  year 2022,            
  • Wijerathne H.D.H.P., Purijjala I.W.C.D., Pathirana D.S.A., Kumarasena K.K.S. & Dunuwila V. R.   Impact of Socio-demographic Characteristics on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Sri Lanka  in 19th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM2022),  year 2022,            
  • Wijerathne H.D.H.P., Purijjala I.W.C.D., Pathirana D.S.A., Kumarasena K.K.S. & Dunuwila V. R.   Exploring COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and its antecedents: a descriptive study of young adults in Sri Lanka  in 17th International Research Conference on Management and Finance 2022,  year 2022,            
  • Chandraguptha B.D.G.K., Menikdiwela S.D., Madurasinghe M.M.L.K., Kalpage N.D., Dunuwila V.R. & Wickramarachchi C.N.   Examining Drivers that Influence Mobile Banking Adoption of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Colombo District  in 1st International Conference on Sustainable and Digital Business (ICSDB 2022),  year 2022,  SLIIT Business School, Malabe,          
  • Chandraguptha B.D.G.K., Menikdiwela S.D., Madurasinghe M.M.L.K., Kalpage N.D., Dunuwila V.R. & Wickramarachchi C.N.   Factors Affecting Mobile Banking Adoption among Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka  in 19th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM2022),  year 2022,            
  • Perera P.D.R.P., Weerasuriya P.K., Vimeshika M.H.K., Wijethunga B.M.H.L.B and Dunuwila V.R.   Investigating Occupational Stress & Work from Home Experience of Female University Academics in Sri Lanka: with special reference to Covid-19  in 15th International Research Conference of Kothalawala Defense University (KDUIRC2022),  year 2022,            
  • Perera P.D.R.P., Weerasuriya P.K., Vimeshika M.H.K., Wijethunga B.M.H.L.B and Dunuwila V.R.   Exploring Occupational Stress of Female University Academics during the Covid-19 Pandemic  in 13th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI),  year 2022,            
  • Jayakody J.A.D.P.M., Perera K.N.M., Perera D.S.I., Patali L.A.K., Dunuwila V.R. and Lokeshwara A.A.   Investigating Customer Adoption of Digital Banking Platforms in the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka  in 15th International Research Symposium 2022 of Swamy Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies,  year 2022,  Eastern University of Sri Lanka,          
  • Jayakody J.A.D.P.M., Perera K.N.M., Perera D.S.I., Patali L.A.K., Dunuwila V.R. and Lokeshwara A.A.   Investigating customer adoption of digital banking platforms in the post COVID 19 pandemic in Sri Lanka  in CINEC International Research Symposium (CIRS2022),  year 2022,            
  • Jayakody J.A.D.P.M., Perera K.N.M., Perera D.S.I., Patali L.A.K., Dunuwila V.R. and Lokeshwara A.A.   Exploring customer perceptions on customer adoption of digital banking platforms special reference for urban & rural area comparison in the post COVID 19 pandemic in Sri Lanka  in 1st International Conference on Sustainable and Digital Business (ICSDB 2022),  year 2022,  SLIIT Business School, Malabe,          
  • Madhushani W.A.I., Rajapaksha R.L.P.W., Dilshani U.P., Abeyrathne G.R.H.S., Weligodapola M. & Dunuwila V.R.   The Relationship between Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in Sri Lankan Banks.  in 13th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI),  year 2022,            
  • Perera K.G.T.N., Perera K.G.T.D., Bogahawatte S.H., Dilhara M.W.A.S, Jayasuriya N. & Dunuwila V.R.   A study on customer satisfaction towards e-commerce payment methods in Sri Lanka  in International Conference on Innovation and Emerging Technologies (ICIET2022),  year 2022,  University of Sri Jayewardenepura,          
  • Perera K.G.T.N., Perera K.G.T.D., Bogahawatte S.H., Dilhara M.W.A.S, Jayasuriya N. & Dunuwila V.R.   Investigating the Relationship between Customer Satisfaction and E-Commerce Payment Methods with Special Reference to COD and E-Card Payment Methods in the Context of Sri Lanka  in 13th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI),  year 2022,            

Journal Publications

  • M. H. M. Bassim, C. M. Ekanayake, L.W.P. S. Senevirathne, V. Udayakumar, N. P. Wickramaarachchi, R. M. Munasinghe, V. R. Dunuwila  " Evaluating Risk Management Readiness of Organizations towards COVID-19: A Case of the Tourism Industry "  CINEC Journal ,      2020,        
  • Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K., Dunuwila, V., Attale, D.S.C., De Seram, H.S.H., Sudusinghe, D. R., Abeyrathna, H.A.P.I., Suraweera, T., Thelijjagoda, S.  " Assessing Quality of Life of the Visually Disabled People in Sri Lanka using the Seven Domains of Personal Wellbeing "  Journal of Technology and Value Addition,  vol.3,  Issue 2,  2022,  pp.23-46,      
  • Liyanage, L.D.C., Athauda, K., Inali, H., Silva, R., Dunuwila, V. R. & Thelijjagoda, S.  " A Model to Manifest the Inadequacy of Awareness in Cyberbullying Among Adolescents to Accent Its Dire Need "  SLIIT Business Review,  vol.1,  Issue 2,  2022,  pp.25-52,      
  • Rajapaksha, I.N., Manawadu, A., Perera, S., Wickramaarachchi, C., Dunuwila, V.R. & Jayakody, A.  " Impact of Business Intelligence on the Business Performance of the Banking Sector in Sri Lanka "  Global Journal of Management and Business Research,  vol.22,  Issue 5,  2022,  pp.35-43,      
  • Ravishanka, M.K.U., Madusanka, A.K.P., Jayasuriya, N.U., Pothupitiya, S.N., Weerarathne, R.S. & Dunuwila, V.R.  " Coping with Psychological Issues Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic Times: Perspectives of Non-State Undergraduates "  Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management ,      2023,        
  • R. Jayathilaka, V. R. Dunuwila, D. Attale, H. De Seram, D. Sudusinghe, I. Abeyrathna, T. Suraweera and S. Thelijjagoda  " Personal Well-being Index as a measure of Quality of Life of diverse groups of People with Visual Impairment and Blindnes "  Quality & Quantity,      2023,        https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-023-01716-6,
  • Wijerathne H.D.H.P., Purijjala I.W.C.D., Pathirana D.S.A., Kumarasena K.K.S. & Dunuwila V. R.  " Exploring Etymological Roots of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: A Study of Young Adults in Sri Lanka "  Journal of Technology and Value Addition,  vol.4,  Issue 2,  2023,  pp.1-17,      
  • M.B.M.K. Karunaratne, M.R.V.E. Mathota, J.T.S.P. Kumara, D.M.G.B. Thanayamwaththa, V.R. Dunuwila, P. Shamila  " Exploring Perceived Stress and its Antecedents Among the Young Population with Special Reference to Sri Lanka's Economic Collapse "  Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities,  vol.3,  Issue 2,  2023,        
  • Dunuwila, V. R., Perera, M. S. S., Suraweera, T. & Fernando, P. J. S.  " Quality of Life of the Blind: Looking through a Wider Lens Beyond the Medical Eye "  European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences,  vol.3,  Issue 2,  2023,  pp.1-7,      https://doi.org/10.24018/ejsocial.2023.3.2.389,

Conference Presentations

  • Dunuwila, V. R., Jayathilaka, R., Attale, D., De Seram, H., Sudusinghe, D., Abeyrathna, I., Suraweera, T. & Thelijjagoda, S.  " Effects of Seven Domains of Personal Well-being on Quality of Life of Persons with Visual Impairment and Blindness in Sri Lanka  Presentation,  at Virtual International Conference on Library & Information Science.,   2021
  • Ravishanka, M.K.U., Madusanka, A.K.P., Jayasuriya, N.U., Pothupitiya, S.N., Weerarathne, R.S. & Dunuwila, V.R.  " Issues Faced by Sri Lankan Non-State University Undergraduates During COVID-19  Presentation,  at 4th National Research Symposium on Management, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka,   2021
  • Chandraguptha B.D.G.K., Menikdiwela S.D., Madurasinghe M.M.L.K., Kalpage N.D., Dunuwila V.R. & Wickramarachchi C.N.  " Exploring the factors affecting mobile banking adoption among small and medium enterprises in the Colombo district  Presentation,  at Virtual International Conference on Library and Information Science (VICLIS 2022), Sri Lanka Technological Campus,   2022

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