SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. SJMNG Samarakoon

Senior Lecturer


Ph.D (Kiev) Ukraine – 1991

M.Sc.(Kharkov) Ukraine   - 1986

Certificate course on Method of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language, Kharkov Engineering Economic Institute, Ukraine - 1986

Diploma in Advanced English for Administration and Academic Purposes, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka – 2001

Certificate course in Teaching Methodology, Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - 2002.

Certificate Course in Business Communication Skills, British Council, Sri Lanka-2017


Dr.(Ms) S.J.M.N.G. Samarakoon obtained her Ph.D from the Kiev National Economic University, Ukraine, in Economics ,specialized in Economic Analysis  of State and utilization efficiency of Main Production Assets (MPA) of the cement industry. She joined the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages of Sabragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 1997 as a Senior Lecturer Grade II and was subsequently promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer Grade I by the year 2006. Currently, She serves in the Department of Economics and Statistics as a Senior Lecturer. Her main areas of teaching are the sub fields of Economics such as Advanced Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and Applied Economics. Migration, labour force issues, and child care and stock market are her current research interests.

The administrative positions that she held since 1997 are as follows:  Acting Vice Chancellor of the SUSL at four instances, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Academic Warden for university girls’ hostels, National Quality Assurance Reviewer. Chairperson of Internal Quality Assurance Unit and Director of Internal Quality Assurance Unit, Chairperson for the Board of the Postgraduate Studies of Social Sciences. Currently, she serves as a National Quality Assurance Programme Reviewer

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

         Life   Member of Sri Lanka Economic   Association (SLeA)

         Life   Member of Sri Lanka Evaluation  Association (SLEvA)

Life   Member of Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL)

Life   Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

Research Interests

Migration, Female  Labour Force Issues ,Youth Aspirations ,Child Care and Stock Market

Current Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

The Impact of Macroeconomic Variables on Stock Market Interactions: The Sri Lankan Experience

Recent Publications

  1. Samarakoon, S.J.M.N.G., Mayadunne,G. 2017,.Why a large share of Women opt out of the labour force :the case of secondary school dropouts of Sri Lanka ,forthcoming publication.
  1. Samarakoon,S.J.M.N.G.,Rasnayake,S.,and Chandrasekara D.T. 2016.Youth Aspirations ,Social Mobility and Educational Target Achievement in Sri Lanka, Journal of Social Affairs ,Vol.1 No.4, 1-14, ISSN 2478-107X (online)
  1. Samarakoon S.J.M.N.G., ‘Migrant Housemaids from Ratnapura District working in the Middle-East: The Socio-Economic Impact of the migrant phenomenon on both Family and Society’ .Sabaragamuwa University Journal, vol.10, no.1, December 2011pp.32-52.
  1. Samarakoon S.J.M.N.G., Welgama WMJ 2006, ‘The Profile of Childhood Neglected: A Socio – Economic Study Related to the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka’ International Symposium Proceedings, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 396-401.