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Business School Staff

APIIT Business School has a highly qualified and competent panel of lectures. The fulltime staff is supplemented by experienced visiting lectures with industry experience. The highly committed teaching team goes above and beyond the call of duty to make certain that every student receives individual attention and support.

Dr. Hemamali Tennakoon holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Business Administration from Staffordshire University, UK and Master’s degrees from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kingston University, London. She received her PhD in Online Information Security, Privacy and Social Commerce from Kingston University, London. Dr. Hemamali is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She holds a Postgraduate teaching qualification in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Kingston University, London and a Diploma in General Psychology from Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology.
As a researcher, she is interested in studying the effects of privacy and security issues on human behavior in cyberspace. She has authored/ co-authored several research articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals including ‘Computers in Human Behaviour’, ‘Journal of Information Technology & People’ and the ‘International Journal of Human-Computer Studies’. In addition, she has presented her work to academic and technical audiences nationally and internationally at various events including the British Academy of Management Conference (2012), Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) conference (2016), and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference (2016). In 2016, she served as a Member of the Grand Jury of the prestigious ‘e-Swabhimani’, National Best e-Content Award competition.
Before joining APIIT, Dr. Hemamali held the position of Research and Policy Development Specialist at Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Co-ordination Center (CERT|CC), a Government organization affiliated to the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka. During her time at Sri Lanka CERT|CC, she was involved in information security policy development, training and research.
Mr. S. C. Kaluarachchi graduated from the University of Peradeniya in 1979 specializing in Economics. He has obtained his Masters (MA – Economics) from the University of Colombo in 1992. Prior to joining APIIT he was the Director - Management Development at National Institute of Business Management (NIBM). He also worked in a World Bank funded project as a Deputy Director (Monitoring & Evaluation) for three years.
The subject areas he is interested in are Economics, Statistics, General Management, Computer Applications in Business, Project Management, Productivity Improvement, Training & Development and Human Resource Management/ Development.
In addition to his lecturing career, he also particpiates in students support activities at APIIT and also act as a mentor for undergraduate batches.
He has published few research papers on development related issues. During his career as a Consultant, Trainer and a Director for more than twenty nine years, he has participated in several international training workshops and seminars in more than ten countries.
He is very much interested in reading and visiting wild life during his leisure time.