Professor K. Dissanayake

Department of  Management and Organization Studies

Faculty of Management and Finance

Email: kumudisa@mos.cmb.ac.lk

Professor Kumudinei Dissanayake graduated from the University of Colombo in October 1991 obtaining the Bachelor of Commerce (Special) degree (Honors). She joined the academic career in 1991 as a Temporary Assistant Lecturer, and joined as a permanent Lecturer (Probationary) in 1992, followed by the positions Senior Lecture – Grade II (1997), Senior Lecturer – Grade I (2004) and Professor (2017). She has earned her MBA from the University of Colombo, and a second MBA and the Doctoral degree from the Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.

She served as a Head of Department at the Faculty of Management and Finance from 2007 to 2011. She was the first Head of Department of the Department of Management and Organization Studies (MOS) of the Faculty.

She has served in the positions of an Editor, the Managing Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Colombo Business Journal published by the Faculty. Currently she is serving as a member of the Editorial Board of University of Colombo Review (UCR) and the Colombo Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research (CJMR).

She has authored three books and several book chapters, and published her research results in local and international journals. She has presented her research work at local research conferences as well as international research conferences held in India, Japan, Singapore, and the united Kingdom. She was a Japan Foundation Fellow (2012 and 2017), a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan (2011), a Visiting Scholar at the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training (2014) and an Australian Award Fellow (2014).

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • PhD 2005

    Doctor of Business Administration

    Meiji University, Tokyo

  • MBA 2002

    Master of Business Administration

    Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

  • MBA 1997

    Master of Business Administration

    University of Colombo, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

  • BCom (Special) Hons 1991

    Bachelor of Commerce (Special) Honors (2nd Class Upper Division)

    University of Colombo, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

  • Dip. in Counselling 2009

    Diploma in Counselling

    Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 07,Sri Lanka

  • Dip. in Adv. Eng 1992

    Diploma in Advanced English for Academic and Administrative Purposes

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Certificate in Spoken Tamil 2008

    Certificate in Spoken Tamil

    Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 07,Sri Lanka

Positions

  • Now

    Professor

    University of Colombo

  • Coordinator

    Masters in Labor Relations & Human Resource Management Program (MLRHRM), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Editorial Board Member

    Colombo Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research

  • Editorial Board Member

    University of Colombo Review

  • Chief Editor

    Colombo Business Journal

  • Chief Editor

    Colombo Business Journal

  • Editor

    Colombo Business Journal

  • Managing Editor

    Colombo Business Journal

  • Coordinator/ MPhil-PhD Program

    Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Coordinator - MBA in HRM

    MBA in Human Resource Management, Postgraduate and Mid-career Development Unit, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Head

    Department of Management and Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

    Department of Commerce, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

    Management & Organization Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Lecturer in Commerce (Probationary)

    Department of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer

    Department of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka