Ms. Navodika Karunarathna

Ms. Navodika Karunarathna

Lecturer

FACULTY OF BUSINESS | INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • Navodika Karunarathna is a Lecturer attached to the Information Management Department of SLIIT Business School, Malabe, Sri Lanka.
  • 01/09/2021 – Present –  Lecturer/Department of Information Management
  • 01/09/2020 – 31/08/2021  –  Assistant Lecturer/Department of Information Management
  • 01/04/2019-31/08/2020  – Instructor/Department of Information Management
  • 09/2017-04/2018 – Team Member – ERP Implementation Project, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC
Academic Qualifications
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Business Economics (Reading) – April 2021 to 2023 –  Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Certificate course in Research Methodology & Scientific Writing -2021 – Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Certificate in Teaching Methodology in Higher Education (SLIIT) – February,2021
  • Lean Green Belt Certification (LGBC) – October, 2019 (Lean Academy Sri Lanka (LASL))
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Management and Information Technology – January, 2019- (1st  Class, Specialization in Operations & Supply Chain Management) Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management – October, 2019 (Merit Pass) -Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Sri Lanka
  • Lean White Belt Certification (LWBC) – 2018 (Lean Academy Sri Lanka (LASL))
  • Certificate Course in Human Resource Management – 2016 – Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Computer Science – 2014 – Infortec International Institute of Information Technology, Nugegoda,Sri Lanka
Honors and Awards
  • Winning the Best Paper Award for a research study titled as “The role of Green Supply Chain Practices on environmental sustainability” in International Conference on Sustainable and Digital Business (ICSDB)
  • Winning the Best Paper Award for a research study titled as “Impact of Terminal Handling Charges on the performance of Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers with special reference to the 2013 Government Regulation” in International Conference on Sustainable and Digital Business (ICSDB)
  • Winning the FIIB Business Review Best Paper Awards for the  two best papers presented at ICSDB.
  • 1st Place in Best Kaizen Suggestion Competition of CIPM Quality Week -October, 2019 organized by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)
  • 1st Runner-up in Marketing Category for “Watering Mate” (Product Design) – InCo 16′, Invention Convention for Engineering Smart Systems for Industry 4.0 organized by Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya.
  • A winner in the CINEC Logistics Day Article Competition 2019 – 10th Logistics Day Organized by the Department of Logistics and Transport, Faculty of Management Humanities and Social Sciences, CINEC Campus.
Interests
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory and Warehouse Management
  • Quality Management (Lean Management/ Six Sigma)
  • Human Resource Management
Memberships
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) – Associate Membership No: 51485   – 08/2020 to Present
  • Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management (CIPM) – Affiliate Membership No:1504 –  09/2020 to Present
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) – Student Membership No: S1325   – 2018 to 09/2020
My Publications

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Founder and Chairman

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