SUSL Staff Directory

Professor HMS Priyanath

Associate Professor

priya@ssl.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

BA, MA, PhD

 

PROFILE

Dr. H. M. S. Priyanath received his BA Special Degree in Economics with a First Class from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Soon after obtaining his first degree, he joined the Sabaragamuwa Affiliated University College, Sri Lanka as a College Lecturer in 1992 and was a founder academic staff member. Then, he was absorbed to the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 1996 as a Lecturer (Probationary). He was awarded a MA in Economics from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and obtained PhD from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Major areas of the current teaching are comprised mainly on Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Economy of Sri Lanka and Research Methods. His research interests include Development of SMEs, Social Capital, Transaction Costs, Gem Business and Mining, Tourism Development and Planning. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of economics and businesses. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Head of the Department of Social Sciences and the Director of the External Degree Programs and Extension Services Unit at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development of SMEs, Social Capital, Transaction Costs, Gem Business and Mining, Tourism Development and Planning

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Effect of Social and Economic Factors on Treatments Measures of Kidney Patients in Sri Lanka
  • Effect of Health Care Costs of Kidney Patients on their Living Condition: A Case of Kidney Patients in Ridimaliyadda Village in Sri Lanka
  • Role of Social Capital on Social Economic Condition of Kidney Patients in Ridimaliyadda Village in Sri Lanka
  • Relational Exchange and Business Performance of Gem Businessmen in Sri Lanka: The Mediating Role of Transaction Costs.
  • Impact of Social Capital on Uncertainty and Economic Performance of Gem Miners in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Investigation.
  • Social Capital and Business Performance of Gem Miners in Sri Lanka: The Mediating Role of Uncertainty.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2008.10.06 – to-date

Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Statistics, SUSL

 

2004.11. 11 - 2008.10.05

Senior Lecturer - Grade I, Department of Social Sciences, SUSL.

 

1998.09.30 – 2004.11.10

Senior Lecturer - Grade II, Department of Social Sciences, SUSL.

 

1996.03.01 - 1998.09.29

Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Social Sciences, SUSL.

 

1992.05.04 - 1996.02.28

College Lecturer, Department of Accountancy and Finance, Sabaragamwa Affiliated University College, Sri Lanka.

 

1992.02.14 - 1992.04.30

Temporary Tutor, Department of Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS HELD

2018 – to date

Director, Centre for Indegenious Knowladge and Community Studies, SUSL

 

2018 - to data

Acting Head, Department of Economics and Statistics, SUSL

 

2017 – to-date

Director, Student Support Services and Welfare, SUSL.

 

2017 – to-date

Director, Art Centre, SUSL.

 

2016

Coordinator, Practical Training Unit, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages.

 

2015

Chief Coordinator, Psychological Counselling Centre, SUSL.

 

2014

Director, Art Centre, SUSL.

 

2011.07.03 – 2011.10.12

Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, SUSL.

 

2008.07.03 – 2011.07 .02

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, SUSL.

 

2008.03.05 – 2008. 07.03

Head, Department of Social Sciences, SUSL.

 

2006.01.01 – 2006.12.31

Coordinator – First International Symposium of SUSL.

 

2005.04.01 – 2007.08.30

Director, External Degree Programs and Extension Services Unit (EDPESU), SUSL.

 

2005.06.01 – 2006.04.30

Coordinator, IRQUE – QUF Project, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, SUSL.

 

2004.10.15 – 2005.10.14

Coordinator, Professional Development Certificate in Agribusiness Management (External), EDPESU, SUSL.

 

2003.06.01 – 2005.12.31

Coordinator, BA degree program in Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, SUSL.

 

2003.04.01 – 2004.03.31

Coordinator - Staff Quality Circle of SUSL.

 

2003 – 2004

Senior Treasurer, Faculty Students’ Union, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, SUSL.

 

2000.12.02 – 2001.12.01

Coordinator, Gemology Program of SUSL.

 

2000.05.01 – 2003.04.31

Head, Department of Social Sciences, SUSL.

 

1998.11.02 – 2000.04.31

Acting Head, Department of Social Sciences, SUSL.

 

1997.01.01 – 2000.10.15

Student Counselor, SUSL.

 

1993.09.08 – 1996.09.07

Program Coordinator, Department of Accountancy and Finance, Sabaragamuwa Affiliated University College.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS

Priyanath H. M. S. (2017). Social Capital and Transaction Costs; A study of Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Priyanath H. M. S. (2017). Network Relationships and Transaction Cost of Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Priyanath, H.M.S., Bandara, S.M.R. & Ariyasena, M. A. D. N. (2010), Impact of Tobacco vs. Alternative Crop Cultivation on the Socio – Economic Status of Farmers. Colombo, Sri Lanka: National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Publication. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

 

RESEARCH PAPERS

Perera, A.P.P. & Priyanath, H.M.S. (2018). Impact of internet banking service quality on customer satisfaction: An empirical investigation of customers in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Management, IT & Engineering, 8(2), 198 - 220. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Anjalika, W. P. W. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2018). Effect of Service Quality on Customer Satisfaction: An Empirical Study of Customers who have Bank Accounts in both Public and Private Banks in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Marketing and Technology, 8(1), 11 – 36.https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Gunasekara, R.W.M.N., Premaratne, S. P. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2017). Impact of social capital on livelihood success of the members of community based organizations in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7(12), 1156 -1167. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2017e). Effect of information access through social capital on mitigating business opportunism of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, Colombo Business Journal, 8(2), 42-67. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2017d). Effect of social capital on mitigating transaction uncertainty of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, Journal of Business and Economic Development, 3(1), 1-10. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2017c). The effect of inter-personal trust on transaction costs of owner-managed small enterprises in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research Volume 5(1), 1-29. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S., & Buthsala, W. K. A. (2017). Information, Opportunism and Business Performance: A Case of Small Businesses Managed by Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 5(11), 330-339. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2017b). Impact of information accessed through social capital on rational ability of owner manager small enterprises in Sri Lanka. European Business & Management, 3(4), 65-75. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. H. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2017a). Power of social capital on mitigating transaction cost of small enterprises in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Investigation, International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 6(4), 17 – 35. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath H. M. S. (2017). Effect of network structure on transaction cost of small enterprises in Sri Lanka: An empirical study. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 5(1), 1-10. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. H. S., Jayasinghe, D.J.S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2016a). Effect of relational norms on mitigating transaction costs: a case of smallholder vegetable farmers in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Business and Management Invention, 5(8), 8 – 18. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. H. S., Jayasinghe, D. J. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2016b). Effect of relational norms on mitigating opportunism: a case of smallholder vegetable farmers in Sri Lanka, IOSR Journal of Business and Management, 18(7), 1 – 9. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. H. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2015a). Effect of social capital on transaction cost: a case study of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 4(4), 127 – 140. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. H. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2015b). A multiple case study of the effect of social capital on the mitigation of transaction costs of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 3(4), 75 – 89. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. H. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2014). Government SME development programs in Sri Lanka: A Review in the lens of transaction cost economics, Sabragamuwa University Journal, 14(1), 59 – 81. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Sunil Shantha, M. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2011). Emergence of welfare states and the role of fiscal policy in developing countries, Essays in Social Sciences (pp. 211 – 221). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Godage International Publication (Pvt.) Ltd. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H.M.S. Bandara, S. M. R. & Ariyasena, M. A. D. N. (2010). Disguised socio – economic cost of tobacco cultivation in Sri Lanka, Peace, Prosperity and Development: Challengers and Prospects of the 21st Century (pp. 91 – 108). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Godage International Publication (Pvt.) Ltd. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Chamara, K. L. U. R. (2010). The impact of the income on sanitation in the non-urban sector in Sri Lanka, Problems and Prospects of Economic development in the 21st Century (pp. 119 – 127). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Godage International Publication (Pvt.) Ltd. 

Priyanath, H .M. S. Edirisooriya, K. V. D. & Shantha, M. S. (2008). The impact of decentralized higher education institutions on rural socio economic development: A case study of the Sabaragamuwa University. Symposium Proceeding of the 2nd International Symposium (pp. 113 – 136). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H.M.S. & Kodituakku, S. (2008). Impact of micro credits on the growth of small industries in Sri Lanka, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 3(1), 09 - 32. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Kodituakku, S. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2007). Reasons for the improvement of labor productivity in tea plantation after privatization with special reference to the estate laborers in the Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 7(1), 64 – 77. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Mendis, W. D. N. S. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2007). Reasons for the high labor turnover in tourist hotels in Sri Lanka. Symposium Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (pp. 343 – 353). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S. (2006). Managerial deficiencies in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Evidence of SMEs in the Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 6(1), 93 – 105. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H.M.S. and Pathirana, M. (2006), ‘Impact of market economic system on the Buddhist society in Sri Lanka’, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2(1), pp. 103 - 123. 

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Mendis, W. D. N. S. (2005). Nature of individual career planning of workers and its influence on job satisfaction: A Case Study of Workers Employed in the C.V. Gooneratne International Industrial Park in Avissawella. Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 5(1), 25 - 39. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Shantha, M. S. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2000). Problems and prospects of producers and consumers cooperative in Sri Lanka: A Case Study on the Udapalatha Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society. Tsutagawa, M. & Ratnayake, P. (Ed.). New Waves of Agricultural Development in Asia (pp. 131 – 141). Japan: Saga University.

Priyanath, H.M.S. (2000), ‘Importance of entrepreneurship in economic development’, Giraga, Millennium Centre for Analysis, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2(1), pp. 87 - 96.

Priyanath, H. M. S. (1999). Socio economic and environmental impact of gem mining industry in Sri Lanka: A Case Study of Hunuwala Village in the Ratnapuira District, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 2(1), 101 -109. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H.M.S. (1999), ‘Development experiences of the New Industrial Countries (NICs)’, Giraga, Millennium Centre for Analysis, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 1(1), 21 - 23.

 

MONOGRAPHS

Priyanath, H. H. S. (2017). Effect of network structure on mitigating transaction cost of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, Research report prepared under the research grants of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Priyanath, H.M.S. Bandara, S. M. R. & Ariyasena, M. A. D. N. (2011). Disguised socio – economic cost of tobacco cultivation in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka: National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Publication.

Priyanath, H.M.S. and Sunil Shantha, M. (2011). Review the socio economic impact of development programmes/projects implemented through Ratnapura District Secretariat, District Secretariat Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.

Priyanath, H.M.S., Bandara, S.M.R. & Ariyasena, M. A. D. N. (2010), Impact of Tobacco vs. Alternative Crop Cultivation on the Socio – Economic Status of Farmers. Colombo, Sri Lanka: National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Publication.

Priyanath, H.M.S. and Fernando, M.A.C.S.S., (2010), Survey on Small Industries in the Sabaragamuwa Province – 2009, Ministry of Rural Industries, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, Ratnapura.

Menike, K.V.D.E, Sunil Shantha, M. and Priyanath, H.M.S. (2007), The Impact of Decentralizing Higher Education Institutions on Rural Socio Economic Development: A Case Study of the Sabaragamuwa University. Research report Prepared under the research grants of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Kodituwakku, S. and Priyanath, H.M.S., (2007), Effects of Micro Credits on the Growth of Small Scale Industries (SSIs); A Case Study of SSIs in Imbulpe and Balangoda DS Divisions. Research report Prepared under the research grants of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Priyanath, H.M.S. and Sunil Shantha, M., (2000), Nature of the Usage of Vocational Tainting Knowledge of the Youth in the Sabaragamuwa Province. Research report submitted to the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council.

Sunil Shantha M and Priyanath H.M.S. (1999), State Community Development Six Year Development Plan 2000-2005. Research Report submitted to the Central Environmental Authority.

Sunil Shantha, M. and Priyanath, H.M.S. (1999). Evaluation of School Environmental Societies in Sabaragamuwa Province. Research Report submitted to the Central Environmental Authority.

 

ABSTRACTS

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premartne, S.P. (2017). Effect of Social Capital on Mitigating Transaction Uncertainty of Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of Annual Research Symposium (pp. 113 - 116). Colombo, Sri Lanka: National Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S., (2017). Effect of social capital on transaction costs of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, Annual Research Session 2017 (p. 27), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Premaratna, S. P., Priyanath, H. M. S., & Kodippiliarachchi P. (2017). Role of SMEs in industrial development in Sri Lanka, Annual Session 2017 (p. 21), Sri Lanka Economic Association. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Perera, A.P.P., Priyanath, H. M. S., & Dassanayake, P. A. M. D. C. (2017). Impact of internet banking service quality on customer satisfaction, Abstracts of the Third Annual Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 34). Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Anjalika, W.P.W., Priyanath, H.M.S., & Weerakkody, W. G. L. (2017). Effect of service quality on customer’s satisfaction: a comparative study of both public and private commercial banks in Sri Lanka, Abstracts of the Third Annual Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 7). Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Madushani, J.A.A., Priyanath, H.M.S. & Sinhalagoda, S. A. U. R. K. (2017). Factors affecting non-performing loans Regional Development Bank in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the Third Annual Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 21). Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Lakmini, Y.A.C., Priyanath, H.M.S. & Fernando, K.A.H.S. (2017). Factors affecting non-performing loans (with specific reference to in People’s Bank, Balangoda). Abstracts of the Third Annual Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 18). Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Apsara Maduwanthi & Priyanath, H.M.S. (2017). Effect of Psychological Capital and Social Capital of Entrepreneurs on Business Resiliency of Small Businesses after Disaster. Abstracts of the Third Annual Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 25). Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Wijendralal, G.G.G.S., Priyanath H.M.S., & Shiromalie K.K.C. (2017). Factors affecting the ‘Swa Shakthi’ loan demand, Abstracts of the Third Annual Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 5). Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2016). Effect of relational qualities on transaction costs of smallholder vegetable farmers in Sri Lanka: A case of Atampitiya agricultural division in Uva Province. Proceedings of Annual Research symposium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (p. 156). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2016). Effect of relational norms on business uncertainty and performance: a case of small enterprises in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Research symposium (pp. 60 - 61). Colombo, Sri Lanka: National Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2015). Effect of information accessed through social capital on transaction cost: a case of small enterprises in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Research symposium (pp. 92 - 93). Colombo, Sri Lanka: National Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2015). Association between social capital and transaction cost: an empirical study of small enterprises in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Research symposium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (pp. 347 - 351). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_M_S_Priyanath/contributions

Sandakelum, M. H. P. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2015). Effect of network relationship on business performance: a case study of small scale tourist business in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the Second Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 34). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Dilhani, A. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2015). Effect of social capital on transaction cost of small enterprises in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the Second Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 24). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Nuwanthika, H. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2015). How small enterprises govern business opportunism? Abstracts of the Second Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 23). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Galappaththi, G. S. N. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2015). The effect of social capital on the economic performance of the gem miners in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the Second Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 15). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Arachchi, K. A. M. D. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2015). Uncertainty governance of gem miners in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the Second Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 4). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2014). Dilemma of SME development in Sri Lanka: in transaction cost perspective. Proceedings of Annual Research symposium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (pp. 34 - 36). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo.

Wickramasinghe, U. K. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2014). Role of the regional development bank on the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the First Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 43). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Nimeshika, J. W. C. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2014). A study of the effect of rural tourism on the growth of socio-economic condition on rural households. Abstracts of the First Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 27). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Sajeewani, E. J. A. P. S. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2014). Profit determinant factors of the fishing community in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the First Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 25). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Priyangani, Y. B. T. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2014). Demand determinants for the nature based tourists’ resources with special reference to Hikkaduwa coral reefs. Abstracts of the First Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 23). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Lakshani, G. H. I. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2014). A study of the socio-economic factors that influence to the women employment. Abstracts of the First Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 21). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Ratnayaka, R. M. I. S. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2014). Determinant factors of economic profitability of potato farming. Abstracts of the First Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages (p. 3). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Chamara, K.L.U.R. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2008). The impact of poverty on sanitation in non-urban sector in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the Third International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (p. 230). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Edirisooriya, K.V.D., Sunil Shantha, M. & Priyanath, H.M.S. (2008). The impact of decentralizing higher education institutions on rural socio economic development: a case study of the Sabaragamuwa University. Abstracts of the Second International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (p. 88). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Kodituwakku, S. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2007). Effect of micro credits on the growth of small scale industries in Sri Lanka: an empirical assessment. Abstracts of the First Annual Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (p. 53). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Kumara, A. A. D. R. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2006). Effect of information and communication technology on the development of rural economy in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (p. 230). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Sunil Shantha, M., Priyanath, H. M. S., Edirisooriya, K.V. D., & Vitanage, W.N.N.K. (2006). Disguised income of mixed crop farmers: a case of Bolthumbe village in Ratnapura District. Abstracts of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (p. 225). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Pamuditha, M. A. M, & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2006). Impact of buddhist economic concepts on the improvement of the labor productivity: a case of Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (p. 219). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Priyanath, H. M. S. & Shantha, M. S. (2006). A study of the Usage of vocational training knowledge of youth in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (p. 211). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Mendis, W. D. N. S. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2006). Reasons for the high labor turnover rate in tourist hotels in Sri Lanka: a case study on Hotel Serendib, Bentota and Club Hotel Dolphin, Nigambo. Abstracts of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (p. 198). Belihuloya, Sri Lanka: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

 

CONSULTANCIES 

2017

Chief Consultant, Preparation of the Strategic Plan for Industrial Development in the Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka 2019 – 2023, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, Sri Lanka. 2017/18.

 

2012

Co-Consultant, Preparation of the Master Plan for Tourism Development to foster economic growth in the Central Province in Sri Lanka 2013 – 2017, Central Provincial Council, Sri Lanka. 2012.

 

2012

Chief Consultant, Research Project on Comparative Study of the Economic Profitability of Tobacco Cultivation in Sri Lanka, National Authority of Tobacco and Alcohol, Sri Lanka. 2012.

 

2011

Co - Consultant, Review of the Socioeconomic Impact of Development Programmes/Projects Implemented through Ratnapura District Secretariat, District Secretariat Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. 2011.

 

2010

Co-Consultant, Ratnapura District Integrated Development Plan 2010 – 2019, District Secretariat, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. 2010.

 

2010

Chief Consultant, Research Project on the Impact of Tobacco Cultivation on Socioeconomic Condition of the Tobacco Farmers in Sri Lanka, National Authority of Tobacco and Alcohol, Sri Lanka. 2009.

 

2009

Consultant, Survey on Small Industries in the Sabaragamuwa Province , Ministry of Rural Industries, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. 2009.