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
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)
Migration, Female Labour Force Issues ,Youth Aspirations ,Child Care and Stock Market
Ongoing Research Projects
The Impact of Macroeconomic Variables on Stock Market Interactions: The Sri Lankan Experience