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Ms. Nishanthi Gunarathana

Lecturer

Faculty of Engineering | Quantity Surveying

Career Summary

Lecturer, Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Engineering (09 / 2018 - To date)

Visiting Lecturer, Sri Lanka Institute of Advance Technology, Vocational Training Authority, BCAS Campus, Mount Lavinia (2016 - 2017)

Deputy Manager - Corporate Operations, ICICI Bank, Sri Lanka Branch (2012 - 2016)

Executive - Corporate Operations, ICICI Bank, Sri Lanka Branch (2007 - 2011)

Investment Analyst, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (2003 - 2007)

Research Assistant, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa (2002 - 2003)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Masters in Financial Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2007)

B.Sc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2001)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Certificate of Appreciation from ICICI Bank India Operations Group for "Authentication of Non Face to Face Corporate Transactions" , 2015
  • Best Paper Award for the research paper supervised and co authored. Paper titled “Strategies Used by the Sri Lankan Construction Industry to Overcome the Challenges posed by the Covid – 19”, at the SLIIT International Conference on Engineering and Technology SICET 2022, held on 11th February 2022

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Construction Economics

Construction Management

Project Finance

Development Appraisal

Memberships

Ongoing Research

Construction Claim Management

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Rameezdeen, R. and Gunarathna, N.  " Organizational Culture in Construction: an employee perspective "  The Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building,,  vol.3,  Issue 1,  2003,  pp.19 - 30,      
  • Rameezdeen, R. and Gunarathna, N.  " Comparison of Cultures in Consultant and Contractor Organizations in Construction Industry "  Built Environment Sri Lanka,  vol.3,  Issue 2,  2003,  pp.59-66,      
  • Raufdeen Rameezdeen, Nishanthi Gunarathna  " "Disputes and construction industry clutures" "  AACE International Transactions,      2003,  pp.CD241,      
  • Piyumi Fernando and Nishanthi Gunarathna  " Strategies used by the Sri Lankan Construction Industry to Overcome the Challenges Posed by the Covid - 19 "  Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology,  vol.01,  Issue 02,  2023,  pp.14 - 23,      https://doi.org/10.54389/KIAK8600,

Conference Proceedings

  • Rameezdeen, R. and Gunarathna, K.A.N.   Comparison of Cultures in Consultant and Contractor Organizations in Construction Industry  in Proceedings of the 58th Annual Session, Part I Abstracts,  year 2002,  Colombo,    Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science,    2nd Dec - 7th Dec,  
  • Gammanage, S.H. and Gunarathna, N.   Delays and disruptions in the construction industry during the global pandemic  in 10th World Construction Symposium,  year 2022,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        24-26 June 2022,  
  • Namarathna, C.P. and Gunarathna, N   Effect of COVID-19 on the small-scale construction companies: The case of Colombo district, Sri Lanka  in 10th World Construction Symposium,  year 2022,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        24-26 June 2022,  
  • Piyumi Fernando, Mudith Wijesekara and Nishanthi Gunarathna   Causes for Death and Injuries in Construction Industry in Sri Lanka  in 1st SLIIT International Conference on Engineering and Technology SICET2022,  year 2022,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        09 11th February 2022,  
  • Piyumi Fernando and Nishanthi Gunarathna   Strategies Used by the Sri Lankan Construction Industry to Overcome the Challenges posed by the Covid - 19  in 1st SLIIT International Conference on Engineering and Technology SICET2022,  year 2022,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        09 11th February 2022,  
  • N B Shalini, N Gunarathna, B L S H Perera   Study on the Impact of Cost Controlling Techniques in Mini Hydropower Projects in Sri Lanka  in 2nd SLIIT International Conference on Engineering and Technology SICET2022,  year 2023,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        23 - 25th March 2023,  
  • K S I Manawasinghe, N Gunarathna, B L S H Perera   Impact to the Quantity Surveyors due to the Current Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka  in 2nd SLIIT International Conference on Engineering and Technology SICET2022,  year 2023,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        23 - 25th March 2023,  

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