Professor H.D. Karunaratne

Professor H.D. Karunaratne

Professor  [PhD & MA (Econ) (Nagoya Uni-Japan), MA (Econ) (UOC-SL), BA (Econ, 1st Class honors) (USJP-SL), Former Invited Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, 2006-2008).

 

TI: Microeconomics, Research Methods, International Economics,

Managerial Economics, Labour Economics, Global Economic Trends,

Japanese Economy, International Business and Entrepreneurship.

RI: Income Inequality, Labour Market, Migration, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Business Ethics.

E-mail:hdkaru@yahoo.com

 

Research Articles Published in Refereed Journals

(1) Senadheera, G D V R, Gamage, H.R. and  Karunaratna, H D. (2014), Value Driven Asiatic Entrepreneurship: South Asian Way of Ethical Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, Vol.4, No.3, pp.277 – 291.

(2) Senadhera, G.D.V.R and H D Karunaratne (2014), “Understanding Contextual Realities of Entrepreneurial Values and Ethical Ideologies: Lessons from Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs”  Colombo Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research, Vol.1 No.02, The Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

(3) Karunaratne, H. D. (2010) “Sri Lankan Migrant Workers in Japan: Macroeconomic Implications for Sri Lanka”, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 11, No.1., Journal of the Sri Lanka Association of Economics.

(4) Karunaratne, H. D. (2009) “Ethnic Resource Utilization of Sri Lankan Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Japan, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 10, No.1., Journal of the Sri Lanka Association of Economics.

(5) Karunaratne, H. D. (2009) “A Profile of Sri Lankan Immigrant Entrepreneurships in Japan ”, University of Colombo Review, New Series 1 (2), of  2007/08 issue.

(6) Karunaratne, H.D.(2007a) “An Inquiry into the Regional Disparity in Per Capita Income and labour Productivity: A Case of Sri Lanka”, Forum of International Development Studies, 33. pp. 121-135, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan, March 2007.

(7) Karunaratne, H.D.(2007b) “Managing Regional Income Inequality in Sri Lanka: Lessons from Japanese Experience”, Journal of International Economic Studies, No. 21, P.85-102, The Institute of Comparative Economic Studies, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2007.

(8) Karunaratne, H. D. (2006) “Impact of Industrial Structural Changes on Income Inequality Trends in Sri Lanka”, University of Colombo Review, New Series 1, (1), of 2000 Issue.

(9) Karunaratne, H. D. (2003) “Globalization, Service Sector Expansion and Income Inequality in Sri Lanka“, Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences, Vol, 32, 2003/2004.

(10) Karunaratne, H. D. (2001a) “An Analysis on Long-term Income Inequality Trends in Sri Lanka”, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 1, No.2., Journal of the Sri Lanka Association of Economics.

(11) Karunaratne, H. D. (2001b)“Post-war Economic Miracle in Japan: lessons for Sri Lanka”, IWE JOURNAL 3 (1) University of Colombo, 2001.

(12) Karunaratne, H. D. (2000a) “An Analysis of Types of Income and Inequality in Sri Lanka”, IWE JOURNAL 2 (1), University of Colombo.

(13) Karunaratne, H.D.(2000b) “Income Inequality among sub-groups of population at the Sectoral Level in Sri Lanka, 1963-1997: A Decomposition Analysis,” Forum of International Development Studies 16, pp. 43-66. Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan, 2000.

(14) Karunaratne, H.D.(2000c) “Age as a Factor Determining Income Inequality in Sri Lanka”, The Developing Economies, Vol. 38, No. 2, Institute of Economies, IDE-JETRO, Japan, 2000.

(15) Karunaratne, H.D.(2000a) “Income Distribution in Rural Sri Lanka 1963-1997”, The Economic Science, Graduate School of Economic, Nagoya University, Japan, 2000.

(16) Karunaratne, H.D.(1999) “Sectoral Diversity of Income Inequality in Sri Lanka: A Disaggregated Analysis by Factor Incomes”, Regional Development Studies 5, pp. 1-26, An Annual Journal of the United Nations Center for Regional Development, Nagoya, Japan.

(17) Karunaratne, H.D.(1998) “Income Inequality in Sri Lanka: A Disaggregated Analysis by Factor IncomesForum of International Development Studies 10, pp. 89-111, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan. 1998.

Research Articles Published in International Non-refereed Journals/Books

 (1) Karunaratne, H.D.(2008) “International Labour Migration, Remittances and Income Inequality in a Developing Country : The Case of Sri Lanka”, A Presented at Esho Hideki Seminar, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University, Japan. Full paper is published in KEIZAI-SHIRIN (Hosei Economic Review), 75 (3) and also available in internet:

http://rose.lib.hosei.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10114/1629/1/75-4 hettige.pdf.

(2) Karunaratne, H.D.(2007c) “Growth and Structural Changes of Foreign Workers in Japan: Economic Implications for Sri Lanka”, KEIZAI-SHIRIN, (The Hosei University Economic Review) 75 (3). http://rose.lib.hosei.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10114/1629/1/75-3 hettige.pdf.

(3) Karunaratne, H.D.(2007b) “Trade Liberalization and Wage Inequality: The Case of Sri Lanka”, KEIZAI-SHIRIN, (The Hosei University Economic Review) 75, (2).

http://rose.lib.hosei.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10114/1629/1/75-2 hettige.pdf.

(4) Karunaratne, H.D.(2007a) “Structural Change and the State of the Labour Market in Sri Lanka”, KEIZAI-SHIRIN, (The Hosei University Economic Review) 75 (1).

http://rose.lib.hosei.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10114/1629/1/75-1 hettige.pdf.

  1. Books Published

(1) Karunaratne, H.D. (2016) “Knowledge Hub in the Global Village-Japan: Iconic Leader in Human Resource Development” Conference Proceedings, IC-JAGAAS 2016: International conference of the Japanese Graduates Alumni Association of Sri Lanka, ISSN2478-0804 Published by JAGAAS, Sponsored by the Japan Foundation, 19th March 2016.

(2) Karunaratne, H.D. (2012) A Journey in Harmony: Sixty Years of Japan-Sri Lanka Relations, ISBN 978-955-50475-4-8, Published by the University of Colombo and JAGAAS (Japanese Graduates Alumni Association of Sri Lanka), funded by the Japan foundation and sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka. Neo graphics, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. (edited book).

(3) Karunaratne, H.D. (2009b) Internationalization of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurship: A Study of Sri Lankan Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Japan, Neo-graphics, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

(4) Karunaratne, H.D. (2009a) Snapshot of a Transformation: Mahinda Chinthana, 2005-2008, Published by Department of Government Information, Sri Lanka (Co-authored with Malinda Seneviratne) February 2009.

 (5) Karunaratne, H.D. (2007) Distant Neighbors at Work Place: A Study of Sri Lankan Migrant Workers in Japan, Well-researched book. This is a maiden attempt to explore story of the Sri Lankan migrant workers in Japan in Economics and Management perspectives.

  (6). සාර්ව ආර්ථික විද්‍යා ප්‍රවේශය (Introductory Macroeconomics-in Sinhala), ISBN 978-

955-50475-3-1, Neographics, Nugogoda.

(7). ප්‍රායෝගික ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව (Applied Economics-in Sinhala): ISBN 978-955-50475-2-4

Neographics, Nugogoda.

 

Chapters in Books

(1) Karunaratne, H.D.(2009b) “Review on Immigrant Entrepreneurship” in Studies in Economics: Professor F.R. Jayasuriya Felicitation Volume, edited by Ajitha Tennakoon, University of Kelaniya in 2009. (pp.136-147)

(2) Karunaratne, H.D.(2009a) “Labour Migration from Sri Lanka” Bandara R.(eds), Development, Distribution: Prof.W. Lakshman Felicitation Volume (in Sinhalese Mediun).

(3) Karunaratne, H.D (2007b) “Current Economic Issues of Sri Lanka”,in “The Role of Development Aid for Peace-building in Sri Lanka, pp.61-69, Published by Hosei University, Japan, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) in Cooperation with the University of Colombo, December 2007. (4) Karunaratne, H.D.(2007a) “Economic Disparities in Sri Lanka”, “The Role of Development Aid for Peace-building in Sri Lanka, pp.70-75, Published by Hosei University, Japan, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) in Cooperation with the University of Colombo, December 2007.

(5) Karunaratne, H.D.(2000)  “An Analysis of Family income Distribution in Sri Lanka”, Ajia keizai kenkyu godo gakkai houkokushou, (Report of the best six papers selected from, papers presented at the combined meeting of the different Asian oriented Academic Associations in Japan. (February, 2000).

Unpublished Dissertations Completed

(1). Karunaratne, H.D (2000) Income Inequality in Sri Lanka, 1953-97: Structure, Trends and Factors, Ph. D. Dissertation (unpublished) submitted to the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan.

(2). Karunaratne, H.D, (1997) Economic Development, Unemployment and Migration in Sri Lanka, Unpublished Master’s Thesis submitted to the Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University, Japan.

(3). Karunaratne, H.D (1990) Impact of Structural Changes in Imports on Balance of Payments in Sri Lanka, Unpublished thesis submitted for partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts Special Degree in Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Research Articles Presented at International Academic Meetings and Conferences

(1) Senadhera, G.D.V.R and H D Karunaratne (2016), Perceptions of Ethical climate as Against Entrepreneurial Values: Perspectives of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs”, Program and Proceedings, Sydney International Business Research Conference-2016 to be heldin Adina Hotel, Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia, Saturday 19th March -21st March 2016.

 (2) Herath, H.M.T.S. and Karunaratne, H.D. (2015), Conceptualizing the Role of International Entrepreneurial Culture, Internationalization Strategy and Strategic Competencies on Performance of Born Global Firms, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2015, 3 – 6 February, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

(3) Hearth, H. M.T.S. and H. D. Karunaratne (2015) Issues and Challenges of Born Global Entrepreneurs: Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Exporters in Sri Lanka, A paper presented at International Conference organized by the Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Asian Economic Transformation (Biz-Strategy 2015), Singapore, held on 27th to 28th of July, 2015.

(4) Saruja Kugendran and H. D. Karunaratne (2014) Determinants of Immigrant Entrepreneurial Success: An Empirical Investigation on Indian immigrant Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, A paper presented in International Conference on Entrepreneurship”, Conducted by the TIIKM Conferences, held at Galadari Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka, 4th November 2014.

 (5) Wijewardena A.G. C. S. and H. D. Karunaratne (2014) Factors Influencing on Success of International Festival Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of Indian Premier League and Sri Lanka Premier League, A paper presented in International Conference on Entrepreneurship”, Conducted by the TIIKM Conferences, held at Galadari Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka, 4th November 2014.

(6) Karunaratne, H.D. (2013), Japan’s Emerging Role in South Asia, International conference organized by the South Asian Federation of Japanese University Graduates Alumni Association, held in Sasakawa Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 23 March 2013.

 (7) Karunaratne, H.D. (2012) India-Sri Lanka Economic Cooperation and Trade Relations, A paper Presented at the International Conference on India-Sri Lanka Relations: Strengthening SAARC, Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India in 9th December 2012.

(8) Karunaratne, H. D. (2009a) “Promoting International Mobility of Resources through Diaspora Networks: A Study of Sri Lankan Undocumented Diaspora in Japan,” A paper Presented in International Conference on “Beyond Nations: Diasporas, Transnational Practices and Global Engagement”. It was jointly organized by University of Windsor (Canada) Ryerson University (Canada), International Center for Ethnic Studies (Sri lanka) and held in the Gurney Hotel, Penang, Malaysia on February 22-24, 2009.

(9) Karunaratne, H. D. (2008a)  “An Analysis of Economic Activities of Sri Lankan Immigrants in Japan” A Paper presented in Seminar Session Organized by the Department of International Trade and Finance, Faculty of Commerce, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan, 7th March 2008.

(10) Karunaratne, H. D. (2008b) “Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction and Impediments to Entrepreneurship Development  in South Asia: With Special Reference to Sri Lanka” A Paper Presented at Workshop on Poverty in South Asia, Conducted by the Institute of Comparative Economics, Hosei University, Japan and held in Okinawa, Japan from 1st to 3rd March 2008.

(11) Karunaratne, H. D. (2008c)  “Socio-economic Characteristics of Sri Lankan Immigrant Business Entrepreneurs in Japan, A Paper presented at Seminar Session Organized by Professor Toshiyuki Baba, Faculty of Economics Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, 10th January 2008.

(12) Karunaratne, H.D. (2007a) “Inequality in Peace and Distribution of Income at Global and Local Levels: Revisiting Facts and Findings” A Paper Presented in Seminar Session Organized by the International University of Japan (IUJ) in 29th November 2007.

(13) Karunaratne, H. D. (2007b) “Foreign Workers in Japan: Economic Implications for Sri Lanka” A paper presented in Sri Lanka Forum conducted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan, Tokyo, Japan. 25th September 2007.

(14) Karunaratne, H. D. (2007c) “Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Others but… Development Under Stress”, A Paper Presented at the Seminar Session Organized by Faculty of Economics, (Professor Esho Hideki Seminar) Hosei University, Tokyo Japan in 16th May 2007.

(15)  Karunaratne, H.D. (2006b), “An Economic Analysis of Sri Lankan Migrant Workers: A Case Study of Japan,” A Paper Presented in Collage of Social Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Bussan, Republic of Korea, 24th November 2006. (16) Karunaratne, H. D. (2006a) Trade Liberalization and Economic Performance in Sri Lanka, A Paper Presented at the Seminar Session Organized by Faculty of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo Japan in 25th May 2006.

(17) Karunaratne, H. D. (2005a) “Changing Consumer preferences and Urban Buyer Behaviour: The case of Sri Lanka”, A paper presented in 10th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, Sri Lanka after Five Hundred years of Western Colonization and Future Perspectives, The Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 16th to 18th December 2005. (co-authored with Vishvanathan Dharshini).

(18) Vishvanathan Dharshini and  H. D. Karunaratne, (2005b) “Determinants of growth of Supper Markets in Sri Lanka”, A paper presented in 10th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, Sri Lanka after Five Hundred years of Western Colonization and Future Perspectives, The Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 16th to 18th December 2005.

(19) Karunaratne, H. D. (2000)  “Service Sector Expansion and the Distribution of Income in the Philippines and Sri Lanka: A Comparative Study”, Proceedings of the Seventh International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association, Pan-Pacific Hotel, Singapore (November 17-18, 2000),Organized in cooperation with Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

(20) Karunaratne, H. D. (1999b) “Economic Liberalization, Income inequality and Social Welfare in Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the 10-th Annul Conference of the Japan Society for International Development at, Wasada University, Japan, November 28, 1999.

(21) Karunaratne, H. D. (1999a) “An Analysis of Family income Distribution in Sri Lanka,” Proceedings of the Japan Local Meeting of the East Asian Economic Association Jointly with the International Development Engineering Society, Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Kitakyusu City, Japan, November 6,1999.

(22) Karunaratne, H. D. (1998) “An Analysis of Regional (Zonal) Income Inequality in Sri Lanka”, A paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the Japan Society for International Development held in Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. (October 24 & 25, 1998).

 

Research Articles Presented at Domestic Academic Conferences

 (1) Hearth, H.M.T.S. and H. D. Karunaratne (2015), Future of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Exporting Industry in Sri Lanka, Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, help on 26th October 2015.

(2) Karunaratne, H.D and A. G. C. S. Wijewardena (2014) Unequal Earning Opportunities in Industrial Training Programs: A Case Study of Business Administration Undergraduates in the University of Colombo, Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium 2014 titled “University-Industry Collaboration to Strengthen the Knowledge Hub of Sri Lanka”, held in Auditorium of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo on 20th -21st November 2014.

(3) Karunaratne, H.D. (2014), Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth and Development in Sri Lanka: Key Lessons from Dynamic Regional Shift-share Analysis” Research paper presented a Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Economic Association-2014 held on 23-34 October, 2014 CBSL, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.

(4) Hearth, H. M.T.S. and H. D. Karunaratne (2014) International Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance of Born Global Firms: Case Study of ICT/BPO Exporters in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium 2014 titled “University-Industry Collaboration to Strengthen the Knowledge Hub of Sri Lanka”, held in Auditorium of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo on 20th -21st November 2014.

(5) Senadheera G.D.V.R. and H. D. Karunaratne (2014) Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in Concerning Self and Sense of Social Well-being: Lessons from Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs, Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium 2014 titled “University-Industry Collaboration to Strengthen the Knowledge Hub of Sri Lanka”, held in Auditorium of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo on 20th -21st November 2014.

(6) Karunaratne, H.D. (2014) Linking Asia through Maritime Silk Route in the 21st Century: In Search of Role of International Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, an invited paper, presented at the Seminar on the “21st century Maritime Silk road” Organized by the Lakshman Kadiragarmer Centre for International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka held at 7th November 2014.

(7) Karunaratne, H.D. (2013), Recent Economic Progress, Opportunities and Challenges faced by Countries in South Asia, Joint Seminar on “Political and Diplomatic Challenges Faced by Nations During and After Conflict Confined to Borders” Organized by The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) in collaboration with The High Commission for Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka

 (8) Karunaratne, H.D. (2013) Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Development in Sri Lanka, An Invited Presentation at technical Session II: Management of the 4th International Symposium, Harnessing Knowledge Through Research to Address Emerging Global Issues” , Sabaragamua University of Sri Lanka.

 (9) Karunaratne, H.D. (2012) “Impact of Foreign Remittances and Financial Literacy on Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka: A Comparative Study on Beneficiaries of Samurdhi and Divineguma Programs”, Research paper presented at Seminar on Poverty Alleviation Jointly Organized by the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), Colombo, Sri Lanka and Research and Development system for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India.

(10) Karunaratne, H.D. (2012) Intelligence in Economics, Finance and Management Perspectives, Presented at Training Program Organized for Staff Grade Officers in Sri Lanka Army in Kilinochchi area by the SF Head quarters, Kilinochchi.

(11) Karunaratne, H.D. (2008) “Sri Lankan Irregular Workers in Japan: An Economic Analysis,”  A Paper presented at International Conference on Migration, Vulnerability and Insecurity, Conducted by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo and held in Sri Lanka Foundation Institute from 20th August 2008 to 23rd August.

(12) Karunaratne, H.D. (2008) “Ethnic Resources Utilization of Sri Lankan Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Japan” A Paper Presented in Annual sessions of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, held on September 2008.

(13) Karunaratne, H.D. (2006), “Managing Regional Income Inequality in Sri Lanka,” International Conference on Management for Growth and Development, IRCMGD – Organized by the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, September 14&15.

(14) Karunaratne, H.D. and V. Dharshini (2005), “Determinants of growth of Supermarkets in Sri Lanka”, A paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, Sri Lanka after Five Hundred Years of Western Colonization and Future Perspectives, The Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 16-18 December 2005.

(15) Karunaratne, H.D. and V. Dharshini (2005), “Changing Consumer preferences and Urban Buyer Behaviour: The case of Sri Lanka”, A paper presented in the 10th  International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, Sri Lanka after Five Hundred Years of Western Colonization and Future Perspectives, The Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 16-18 December 2005.

(16) Karunaratne, H.D. (2004) “Impacts of Recent Changes in the Price of Petrol on the Three-Wheel Taxi Industry in Sri Lanka”, A Paper Presented in Conference on Sri Lanka Challenges of a Society in Transition, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, 16-18, December 2004.

(17) Karunaratne, H.D. (2003) “Issues Relevant to Three-Wheel Taxies as a Small Business in Urban Sri Lanka”, A Research paper presented at the Second Annual Research Conference of the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 30th November 2003.

(18) Karunaratne, H.D.(2003) “Three-Wheel Taxies as an Urban Poverty Reducing Instrument in Sri Lanka”, A Research paper presented at the 9th International Conference of the Sri Lankan Studies, held in University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka in 23rd and 24th November 2003.

(19) Karunaratne, H.D. and K. A.M. P. Kumara. (2003) “Sustainability of Informal Small Businesses Associated with Urban Slums and Shanties in Sri Lanka: The Case of Wanathamulla”, A Research paper presented at the 9th International Conference of the Sri Lankan Studies, held in Ruhuna University, Sri Lanka in 22nd March 2003.

(20) Karunaratne, H.D. and M.A.Y.D. Madurapperuma (2003)“Informal Micro-lending and Entrepreneurship Development in Urban Sri Lanka: The Case of Daily Collection Scheme in Gampaha Town”, A research paper presented at the First International Conference of the Management, Organized by the Faculty of Management & Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 22nd March 2003.

(21)  Karunaratne, H.D. (2002)“Strengthening Democracy through Institutional Building and Social Mobilization”, a paper presented at the Annual Convention-2002, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, 23rd December 2002.

 (22) Karunaratne, H.D. (2002)“Gender Specific Employment Creation and Male-Female Income Disparity in Sri Lanka”, A paper presented at the First Annual Research Conference of the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, August 30, 2002.

(23) Karunaratne, H.D. (2001)“Globalization, Service Sector Expansion and Income Inequality in Sri Lanka”, A paper presented at the National Seminar on Globalization and its Impacts on Sri Lanka, organized by the National Science Foundation and Section F committee of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 06th July  2001.

(24) Karunaratne, H.D. (1997) “Evaluation of Applicability of Dualistic Economic Models to Present Unemployment Problem in Sri Lanka”, A paper presented at the seminar session organized by the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 20,1997.

Consultancy Reports

(1) Karunaratne, H.D.(2009b) Effective Approach to SME Promotion, JICA and Ministry of Enterprise Development Sri Lanka. (Coauthored with other six authors).

(2) Karunaratne, H.D.(2009a) National Plan on Labour Migration from Sri Lanka-2009, International Organization for Migration and Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Sri Lanka.(Co-authored with Prof. S.T.Hettige, Prof.Indralan de Silva and Mr. Shantha Kulasekara).

(3) Karunaratne, H.D.(2002) “New Method of Issuing Motor Revenue Licenses in Western Province of Sri Lanka”, A consultancy report submitted to the Western Province Motor traffic Commissioner-2002, Coauthored with Prof. W. P.G. De Alwis.

(4) Karunaratne, H.D.(2002) “Hambantota Integrated Rural Development Programme: Sustainability of Measurements, Assets and Approaches”, A consultancy Report submitted to the Development Studies Institute, University of Colombo on the Request of Norwegian Government, Coauthored with W. D. Lakshman & Prabath Jayasinhge, 25 November.

 Editorial Works

 

(1) Conference Chair and Chief Editor, (2016)  “Knowledge Hub in the Global Village-Japan: Iconic Leader in Human Resource Development” Conference Proceedings, IC-JAGAAS 2016: International conference of the Japanese Graduates Alumni Association of Sri Lanka, Published by JAGAAS, Sponsored by the Japan Foundation, 19th March 2016.

(2) Executive Editor (2014) Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium of the University of Colombo-2014, November 2014.

(3) Editor in Chief, Colombo Business Journal, Journal of the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2011-2013 (03 Volumes).

(4) Editor in Chief, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, The Journal of the Sri Lanka Economic Association, 2009-2011.

(5) Member of Editorial Board, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, The Journal of the Sri Lanka Economic Association, 2008 June Issue and December Issue.

(6) Member of Editorial Board, Sri Lanka Journal of Business Economics, (2) 1: Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

(7) Member of Editorial Board, Asian Studies International Journal, (1) 1: International Centre for Research and Development Sri Lanka (ICRD), January 2013, ISSN: 22791949.

(8) Member of Editorial Board, The University of Colombo Review, (1) 2: The Journal of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2007-2013.

(9)Member of Editorial Board, Colombo Business Journal, Vol.01 (02): A Journal of the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, 2008.

 (10) Member of Editorial Board, IWE Journal 5, December 2005, Institute of Workers Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 Selected Orations and Keynote Addresses Delivered (on Invitation)

 (1) Keynote Speech delivered onAchieving Business Sustainability through Enhancing Employee Literacy”, First International Research Conference on Management and Technology of the Asia Pacific Institute of Technology (APIT), Colombo, Sri Lanka, held on 09th February 2015.

(2) Keynote Speech delivered onRole of Entrepreneurs in Knowledge Economy”, at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship”, Conducted by the TIIKM Conferences, held at Galadari Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka, 4th November 2014.

(3) Diners’ Club Oration, delivered on “Intelligence in Economics, Management and Finance Perspectives” at the Advanced Module Workshop for Senior Officers of Security Forces at Jaffna District held on Security Force Headquarters under the chairmanship of Major General Udaya Perera, Security Forces Commander of Jaffna, Sri Lanka on 23rd  March 2014.

(4). Keynote Speech delivered onKnowledge Sharing for Present and Future Needs” at  the Inauguration Ceremony of the 11th Academic Sessions and the 10th Vice Chancellor’s Awards of the University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, held on  19th March 2014.

(5). Keynote Speech delivered on “Tourism as a Tool of Economic Development: Experience, opportunities and Challenges of Sri Lanka” at International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Management 2013, organized jointly by the International Center for Research and Development (ICRD) in Sri Lanka and International University of Japan, Held in Galadari Hotel Colombo 10th November 2013.

(6) Convocation Address delivered on “Role of University Graduates in inculcating Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship in Sri Lankan Society” at the 10th Annual General (External) Degree Awarding Convocation of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, held at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 07th November 2013.

(7) Keynote Speech delivered on “Linking Asia through International Migration and Remittances” International Conference on Asian Studies 2013, organized jointly by the International Center for Research and Development (ICRD) in Sri Lanka and International University of Japan. Held in Galadari Hotel Colombo 10th August 2013.

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