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Dr. Anuradha Karunasena

Head | Staff Development Center, Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Computing | Information Technology

Career Summary

Anuradha Karunasena joined Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology as a temporary Instructor in Information Technology in year 2005 and served in the positions of Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer.  Currently she is a senior  Lecturer (Higher Grade) attached to the Department of Information Technology. She also chairs the Quality Cell of the Faculty of Computing.

  • Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade) - September 2015 - to date
  • Head/Staff Development Center - December 2016 - to date
  • Chair person - Faculty Quality Cell(Faculty of Computing) - January 2016 - to date Program
  • Coordinator - IT program - January 2018 - to date


  • Ph.D. in Business Information Systems, RMIT University, Australia, 2015
  • M.Sc. in Information Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka, 2009
  • B.Sc. Special (Hons) Degree in Information Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka, 2006
  • B.Sc. in Information Technology, Curtin University, Australia, 2005


Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Educational technology
  • Effective teaching methods
  • Learning analytics
  • Data management techniques.


Member – Computer Society of Sri Lanka.

Ongoing Research

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • P. S. Madanayake, W. A. D. K. Wickramasinghe, H. P. Liyanarachchi, H. M. D. M. Herath, A. Karunasena and T. D. Perera   Fitness Mate: Intelligent workout assistant using motion detection  in International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS),  year 2016,  Galle, Sri Lanka,  pp.1-5,        
  • G. Liyanaarachchi, L. Kasun, M. Nimesha, K. Lahiru and A. Karunasena   MigDB - relational to NoSQL mapper  in International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS),  year 2016,  Galle, Sri Lanka,          
  • Karunasena, A., Deng, H. & Kam, B.   Investigating the Enabling Role of Web 2.0 Technology for Interactive E-learning in Australia  in 24th Australasian Conference on Information System,  year 2013,  Melbourne, Australia,        Karunasena, A., Deng, H. & Kam, B.,  
  • Karunasena, A., & Haddela, P. S.   From XML view updates to ORSQL updates: Building updatable XML views over ORDBs  in International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information System (ICACSIS),  year 2011,    pp.271-276,      17-18 Dec. 2011,  
  • Karunasena, A   ORXUpdater: A lightweight updater for XML views defined over Object-relational databases  in th International Conference on Advanced Information Management and Service (ICIPM),  year 2018,    pp.44-49,  IEEE,      
  • Karunasena, A., & Sumathipala, P.   Building updatable XML Views over Object-Relational Databases  in E-Asia 2009,  year 2009,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        2-4 Dec.,  

Journal Publications

  • Karunasena, A., Deng, H., & Kim, B.  " Structural equation modellingfor Web 2.0 based interactive e-learning in Sri Lanka "  International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science,  vol.12,  Issue 3,  2013,  pp.1-8,      
  • Karunasena, A. Deng, H. & Zhang, X.  " A Web 2.0 Based e-Learning Success Model in Higher Education "  Lecture Notes in Information Technology,  vol.23,    2012,  pp.177-182,      
  • Karunasena, A  " A framework for Updating Object-relational Databases through XML Views "  International Journal of Information Processing and Management,  vol.4,  Issue 13,  2012,  pp.18-29,      

Book Chapters

  • Karunasena, K., Deng, H., & Karunasena  " Developments of e-Government in Sri Lanka: Opportunities and Challenges "    In Human Resources Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications,    Hershey, PA,  2012,  IGI Global,  pp.564-582,  
  • Karunasena, K., Deng, H., & Karunasena, A  " Structural Equation Modeling for Evaluating the Public Value of Service Delivery through e-Government: A Case Study from Sri Lanka "    Web Information Systems and Mining,      2018,  Springer,  pp.216-225,  

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