Department of Industrial Management


Department of Industrial Management,
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Sri Lanka.


+(94) 37 2283619


+(94) 37 2283622


The Department of Industrial Management is dedicated to conduct, research to improve the state-of-the-art in the field of industrial management and apply the findings for uplifting the productivity of business processes of the organizations. The academic staff of the department has been at the forefront of theoretical and technological innovations related to various industrial management aspects.

The excellence of the research work carried out by the department members has resulted in many publications in research conferences and journals nationally and internationally every year.

All the academic staff members have obtained their postgraduate qualifications, and they conduct, supervise research in various fields as follows,

Dr. E.A.C.P. Karunarathne

  • Consumer Behaviour; Implications of social networks; Changes in consumer perceptions; Technology adoption
  • Strategy and related applications in Industries
  • Branding and Marketplace

Prof. MMDR Deegahawature

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organistional Culture
  • Corporate and Business Strategy

Mr. D.M. Jayasena

  • Project Finance
  • Environment Management

Dr. Erandi Jinādari Wattegama

  • Consumer Behaviour and Psychology
  • Web-based Information Diffusion and Social Interactions
  • Human Behaviour at Workplaces

Dr. (Mrs.) R.A.R. Prabodanie

  • Integer programming applications
  • Environmental / ecological optimisation
  • Environmental health
  • Market-based instruments
  • Resource scheduling

Dr. (Ms.) B.S. Habaragoda

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Student-Centered Teaching/ Learning

Mrs. P.A.A.U. Jothirathna

  • Skill Development
  • Innovation Management
  • Simulation
  • ICT

Mrs. M.G.S. Dilanthi

  • Production Engineering
  • Operations Management

Dr. A. Pallegedara

  • Development of Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Health Economics

Dr. Asanka D. Dharmawansa

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Educational Research Applications
  • KANSEI-Engineering
  • Green Technology

Mrs. G.M. Ranasinghe

  • Corporate Environmental Responsibility
  • Organizational Green Performance
  • Corporate Governance

Ms. E.A.C. Dilrukshi

  • Operations Research
  • Learner-Centered Teaching
  • Energy Economics
  • Stress Management
  • Management and Information Systems Engineering

Ms. A.W. Edirisuriya

  • Lean Management
  • Sustainability
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management