SUSL Staff Directory

Mr. Rasika Devundara

Lecturer (prob.)

rasikadgl@mgt.sab.ac.lk

Office: +94-0452280023

Qualifications

B.Sc.Insurance & Valuation (WUSL)

MBA (WUSL)

Reading M.Sc. Bus. Stat (UOM)

LIII (India)

Cert.THE (SUSL)


Profile

Mr.D. G .L. Rasika is a Lecturer at the Department of Accountancy & Finance of the Faculty of Management Studies, a Visiting Lecturer for Diploma in Business Managment conducted by Centre for Open and Distance Learning of SUSL. His research focuses on Risk Management, Banking and Insurance. He has held positions of Coordinator - Practical Training Unit of Faculty of Management Studies (2015), Student Councellor (2013 - 2018), Academic Warden (2015 / 2016), Coordinator of Training and Certificate Course for Samurdhi Officers under Department of Accountancy & Finance (2013 - 2014).


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Board Member of Puttalam District Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agri-business (2010-2015)

External Board Member of Board of Study - Diploma in Insurance (WUSL) (2012-2013)

Member of Sri Lanka Insurance Institute

Member of Sri Lanka Young Scientist Forum

Member of Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness

Executuive Committee Member of Sabaragamuwa University Teachers Association (2017 up to now)

Employment Records

2013 to date - Lecture (Prob) - Dept. of Accoutnacy & Finance - Sabragamuwa University

2012 - 2013: Branch Manager - Union Assurance PLC

2009 - 2012: Temporary Asst. Lecturer - Dept. of Insurance & Valuation - Wayamba University

2008 - 2009: Business School Manager / Project Coordinaator - Puttalam District Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

2007 - 2009: Insurance Analysist - Ceylinco Insurance PLC 

2000 - 2001: Trainee Banking Assistant - Pepople's Bank - Chilaw Branch

2000 - 2001: Insurance Agent - Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation - Chilaw Branch   


Research Interests

1. Risk Management & Insurance

2. Micro Finance

3. Micro Insurance

4. E-banking / Mobile Banking

5. Soft Skills Development

 


Current Research Projects

1. Expectation - Performance Gap in Employability Skills in Management Education : Evidence from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

2. Role of Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agri-business in developng SMEs in Puttalam District    


Recent Publications

Journal / Books Articles

1. Rasika D.G.L., “Analysis of factors influencing Agents’ Retention - A case study on Life Insurance Industry in Sri Lanka”, Journal of Insurance, Volume II, January 2014, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in Journal of Insurance.

2. Amali LHI, Rasika D.G.L., “Technology Adoptability of Insurance Agents: A Case Study in Asian Alliance Insurance PLC, Contemporary Isses in Finance, Edited Collection of Research Series, Volume 1, 2016, ISBN: 978 955 044 055 3

Conference Proceedings

  1. Rasika, D.G.L., Evaluation of factors affected for buying micro insurance a case study on micro insurance in Sri Lanka., 1st International Symposium - 2011., 19th April., Southe Eastern University of Sri Lanka., Oluvil, http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/1102.
  2. Rasika Devundara, “Student Centered Curriculum A higher education case study in Sri Lankan university system”, Proceedings of International Conference on creating a sustainable lens for higher education, Sambhram School of Management, Bangalore, India, 29th to 30th July 2015.
  3. Rasika D.G.L. and Sampath H.R, “Capital Structure and Financial Performance; Evidence from Sri Lankan Banks". Proceedings of International Conference on creating a sustainable lens for higher education, Sambhram School of Management, Bangalore, India, 29th to 30th July 2015
  4. Rasika D.G.L. and Sampath H.R, “Significance of Past Beta Values to Predict Future Beta”, Proceedings of 4th International Conference, Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, December 22nd 2015.http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/1592
  5. Rasika D.G.L. and Sampath H.R, “Impact of Credit Risk on Financial Performance of Sri Lankan Commercial Banks”, Proceedings of 4th International Conference, Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, December 22nd 2015.http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/1561
  6. Rasika D.G.L., Sampath H.R. and Tennakoon T.M.N.M.K. , “Does Credit Risk effect on Financial performance of Sri Lankan Commercial Banks?”, Proceedings of ISER 26th International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2016.
  7. Hewage R.S., Wijesundara C.N.R. and Rasika D.G.L., “Do Corporate Responsibility Activities affect  Financial Performance of Financial Companies?”, Proceedings of ISER 26th International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2016.
  8. DGL Rasika, WS Sanjeewa, PAJT Perera, "Determinants of Retention of Insurance Agents in Life Insurance Industry in Sri Lanka", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  9. DGL Rasika, RMRTB Ranaweera, "Determinants of Life Insurance Policy Lapsation", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  10. LHI Amali, DGL Rasika, "Technology Adoptability of Insurance Agents: With Special Reference To Asian Alliance Insurance PLC", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  11. DGL Rasika, IP Liyanage, "Capital Structure and Financial Performance: Evidence from a Leading Listed Commercial Bank in Colombo Stock Exchange", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 
  12. DGL Rasika, HPAP Pathirana, PV Pathirana, "Factors Determined The User’s Acceptance of Mobile Banking: With Special Reference to Sampath Bank PLC", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  13. DGL Rasika, TGN Gayani, EAPS Kumara, "Factors Influencing The Adoption of Internet Banking : A case of Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 
  14. DMM Sandaruwan, DGL Rasika, "Factors Affecting the Employee Motivation :A Case Study in Bank of Ceylon", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 
  15. Tharanga T M N, Rasika DGL, "Factors Influencing the Job Satisfaction of Banking Sectors’ Employees: A Case Study in Sampath Bank PLC", Proceedings of 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Innovation, Integration and Inspiration towards Sustainable Future, 10th & 12th August 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 
  16. Pandidurai Venupriyan and DGL Rasika, "Residents Concerns and Attitudes tToward Solid Waste Management Facilities Provided by Balangoda Urban Council", Proceedings of 2nd Intradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Empowering Sustainable Tourism, Organizational Management and Our Environment, 10th & 12th August 2017, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  17. BWCM Amarasena, GHIA De Silva ASN, Wickramasingha SAMD, Wickramasingha SPKD, Senanayake, KDUD Fernando, DGL Rasika, M. Vithya, Factors Affecting Academic Performance of the Management Undergraduates: A Case Study from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of 2nd Intradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Empowering Sustainable Tourism, Organizational Management and Our Environment, 10th & 12th August 2017, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  18. KADKH Kahandawala, RPDL Jayasena, HMT Kumari, "Relationship between Insurance Penetration and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka", Proceedings of 2nd Intradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Empowering Sustainable Tourism, Organizational Management and Our Environment, 10th & 12th August 2017, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  19. SPML Jayathissa and DGL Rasika, "Impact of Corporate Governance on Financial Performance: Evidence from Listed Commercial Banks in Colombo Stock Exchange", Proceedings of 2nd Intradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Empowering Sustainable Tourism, Organizational Management and Our Environment, 10th & 12th August 2017, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  20. DGL Rasika and R.Iroshan, "A Study on The Factors Affecting on Customer Acceptance in Mobile Banking; With Special Reference to Bank of Ceylon Agalawatta Branch", Proceedings of 2nd Intradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Empowering Sustainable Tourism, Organizational Management and Our Environment, 10th & 12th August 2017, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  21. Devundara Gedara Lasantha Rasika, Herath Mudiyanselage Tharangani Kumari and E.A.P. Sisira Kumara, "Impact of asset and laibility management on financila performance: Evidence from listed commercial banks in Colombo Stock Exchange, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Multideciplinary Research, New Horizons in Higher Education: Synergies, Innovation and evelopment, 12th & 13th of August 2018, The Maldives National University, Male.
  22. Kumari, H.M.T., & Rasika, D.G.L. (2018). Impact of The Assets and Liability Management On Financial Performance; Evidence from Listed Commercial
    Banks in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers.23rd & 24th October 2018, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  23. Indrachapa, H.K.A.S. & Rasika, D.G.L. (2018). Determinants of Dividend Payout Ratio; Evidence From Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers.23rd & 24th October 2018, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.   
  24. Kumari, T.P., & Rasika, D.G.L. (2018). The Impact of Risk Control Methods on Business Continuation: Evidence from SMEs in Kalutara District. Proceeding of 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers.23rd & 24th October 2018, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
     

Other Publications

  1. Rasika D.G.L. , “Role of Insurance Industry – Life Insurance Technical Paper”, Digital Academy of Asian Alliance Insurance PLC, www.asianalliance.lk

Editorial Works

  1. Editorial Assistnat, Journal of Insurance, Volume I, January 2013, Department of Insurance & Valuation, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  2. "Rathavahana Badu Wedikirime Apekshiha Aramunu Ituweda?, Randiwa Newspaper, Economics Column, p 2, 8th April 2012
  3. "Mulya Aramudale Uwamanawta Janathawa Ukas Nokaramu, Randiwa Newspaper, Economics Column, p 5, 12th June 2011
  4. "Adiwegee Marga Sanbandayen Widimath Wedapiliwelak Awasyai, Randiwa Newspaper, Economics Column, p 2, 1st April 2012