Prof. H. D. Karunaratne

Prof. H. D. Karunaratne

[Conference Adviser]


Professor in Business Economics,
Faculty of Management and Finance,
University of Colombo
Vice President – Sri Lanka Economic Association

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Prof. H. D. Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan business economist, academic and author. He was the Dean at the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo. H. D. Karunaratne is currently working as the Coordinator, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program, and University of Colombo. Earning a Special Degree in Bachelor of Arts (Economics) with a First Class Honors in 1990, H. D. Karunaratne was awarded two master’s degrees in Economics in 1992 and 1997 from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Nagoya City University, Japan. Then he received his Ph.D. in Economics from Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 2000.

Prof. H. D. Karunaratna was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka from 2011 to 2014. Prior to the appointment, H. D. Karunaratne was the Invited Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan from April 2006 to March 2008. After returning from the Invited Professorship in Hosei University Tokyo, in 2008, he introduced a four-year bachelor’s degree program named BBA in International Business, by accomplishing University of Colombo as the first Sri Lankan state-own university to offer the program. Subsequently, under his Deanship, he was instrumental to establish the MBA Degree program in International Business. H. D. Karunaratne is the founder of the Department of International Business in the University of Colombo in 2014

And also he worked as the Founder and Chief Editor of the Colombo Business Journal Published by the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo. He worked as a Member to the Standing committee on Management Studies at the University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka (UGC) from 2011 to 2015. He served as the Member to the Governing Council of the National Centre for Advancement of Social Science (NCAS), UGC of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2014

H.D. Karunaratne became the President of The Japanese Graduates’ Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (JAGAAS) in 2014. He was the Secretary to the same association from 2010 to 2013. He is the Vice President of Sri Lanka Economic Association since October 2014 and he was the editor for Sri Lanka Economic journal published by the same association from 2010 to 2013.

ICED 2020 Conference Chair

Dr. Sumudu Perera

[Conference Chair]


Senior Lecturer
Department of Business Economics
Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sri Lanka

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Dr. Sumudu Perera is a senior lecturer at the Department of Business Economics in the Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce of University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. She holds a PhD in Economics from the UNE Business School, University of New England, Australia and an M.A in International Economics & Finance from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Her areas of expertise include; International Trade and Finance, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Furthermore her research interests include: Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling, Trade Policy Analysis; Free Trade Agreements, South Asian Economies. Her research work have been published in indexed journals such as South Asian Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Integration, Journal of Asia Pacific Economy and Asia Pacific Development Journal. Her Academic career further expands to spearheading academic conferences as the conference chair, and such conferences include ICBM 2014- ( International Conference of Business Management) Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and SLERC 2015 (4th International Conference of Sri Lanka University Economists- Sri Lanka Economic Research Conference).

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS


  • Dr. Xue Bai, Brock University, Canada
  • Dr. Chrysanthi Balomenou, Epoka University, Albania
  • Dr. Mohamed Shikh Abubaker Albaity, Univeristy of Sharjah, UAE
  • Dr. Pratheepkanth Puwanenthiren, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Albana Demi, Epoka University, Albania
  • Dr. Anjan Chakrabarti, University of Burdwan, India
  • Dr. Juljana Imeraj, Epoka University, Albania
  • Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Prof. Phanindra Goyari, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatbardha Kadiu , Epoka University, Albania
  • Dr. Shahariar Kabir, Independent University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. S. P. Premaratne, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Asst. Prof. Sakib-Bin-Amin, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. B. W. R. Dhamayanthi, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Nazma Begum, University of Dhaka   Bangladesh
  • Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal, Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Sukumar Vellakkal, BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, India

Conference Convener

Conference Chair 2020

Mr. Isanka P Gamage
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
Hotline: +94 715 589 870 / +94 777 379 779
TP: +94117992022
Email: isanka.gamage@tiikmedu.com

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Lorin Juliyana
Tel: +94117992022
Fax: +94 112 873 371
Hotline: +94 76 573 3737
Email: abstract@economicconference.co