SUSL Staff Directory

Miss Maheshika Rathnayake

Lecturer (prob.)

maheshika@agri.sab.ac.lk

Office: +94-0452280073

Fax: +94-0452280073

Qualifications

MBA in International Business - University of Colombo  (Reading)

B.Sc. (Hons) in Export Agriculture - Uva Wellassa University

Dip. in MA ( CIMA)


Profile

K.K.H. Maheshika Rathnayake. Lecturer (Probationary) attached to the Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. A self motivated and dedicated graduate with high teaching and research capacities. I started my career joining university academics after completing my B.Sc. (Hons) in Export Agriculture. I gave my service as a Demonstrator and Temporary Lecturer to the Department of Export Agriculture at Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka more than one year period by conducting Agriculture Economics, Finance and Agribusiness Management subjects. Currently, I am reading for the MBA in International Business at University of Colombo. My recent teaching include Food Retail Management, Agriculture Finance and Accounting and Marketing subjects at the Depatment of Agribusiness Management. Moreover, I am serving as coordinator of Agri Fac Farm Stay and as a student councellor in the year 2019.


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

An Interim Member of Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka


Research Interests

Agriculture Finance and Economics

Agribusiness Management

Food Business Management


Recent Publications

Journal Publications

  • Dharmadasa R.A.P.I.S and Rathnayake K.K.H.M;( 2017), Determinants of Migrations and Remittances: Evidence from Rural Sector of Sri Lanka, Vidyodaya Journal of Management, 2017- Volume 03 Number 02( Page No: 33-58). K.K.H. Maheshika Rathnayake No.8/37, Sri Sumanathissa Mawatha, Avissawella , Sri Lanka +9471-1538496 kkhmr222rathnayake@g, mail.com 2 
  •  Rangani. G.D.D.M, Sivashankar.P and Rathnayake K.K.H.M."CUSTOMER PERCEIVED VALUE AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MARKETING IN B2B AGRIBUSINESSES: A CASE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKET IN SRI LANKA"  submitted to Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development. 

Research Publications

  • Dharmadasa R.A.P.I.S, Rathnayake K.K.H.M. and ;( 2019), Determinants of Rural Poverty in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of 3 rd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka2019
  • Dharmadasa R.A.P.I.S and Rathnayake K.K.H.M; Impact of Brand Equity on Consumer Purchasing Behavior of Instant Coconut Milk, Proceedings of 07th International Conference of Management and Economics- University of Ruhuna, 2018
  • Dharmadasa R.A.P.I.S and Rathnayake K.K.H.M;( 2017), Determinants of Migrations and Remittances: Evidence from Rural Sector of Sri Lanka, Vidyodaya Journal of Management, 2017- Volume 03 Number 02( Page No: 33-58). K.K.H. Maheshika Rathnayake No.8/37, Sri Sumanathissa Mawatha, Avissawella , Sri Lanka +9471-1538496 kkhmr222rathnayake@g, mail.com 2
  •  Dharmadasa R.A.P.I.S and Rathnayake K.K.H.M ;( 2017), Migration, Remittances and Intra Household Resource Allocation: Evidence from Rural Households of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of Sri Lanka Economics Research Conference (SLERC) 2017 (Page No: 327-332).
  • Rathnayake K.K.H.M, Dharmadasa R.A.P.I.S, and R.M.P.S. Rathnayaka ;( 2017) Migrants’ Remittances and Expenditure Differences: A Study on Rural Households of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka- 2017.
  • Jayalath J.I.U, Dharmadasa R.A.P.I.S, Rathnayake K.K.H.M. and Herath H.M.T.R ;( 2018), The Impact of Migration and Remittances on Education of Children Left-Behind: Evidence from Rural Sector of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of 2 nd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka2018

Presented with evidence at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

  • Awarded as the Best Oral Presenter of Entrepreneurial Agriculture Technical Session at the International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (January 2017)
  • Presented a paper on the topic "Determinants of Rural Poverty in Sri Lanka" at the 3rd International Research Conference of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (January,2019)
  • Presented a paper on the topic “Remittances, Expenditure Patterns and Gender: Evidence from Rural Sector of Sri Lanka” at the 6th International Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists on 23rd November 2017
  • Presented a paper on the topic “Determinants of Migration and Remittances: Evidence from Rural Sector of Sri Lanka” at 14th International Conference on Business Management on 8th December 2017
  •  Presented a paper on the topic “Impact of Brand Equity on Consumer Purchasing Behavior of Instant Coconut Milk” at 07th International Conference of Management and Economics- University of Ruhuna, 2018