Dr. A. Rukshan

Senior Lecturer in Information Technology

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Business Studies 

University of Vavuniya, Sri Lanka 

Manner Road, Pampaimadu, Vavuniya, 43000, Northern Provience, Sri Lanka.

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Recent Event

Top # 1 Researcher in the University of Vavuniya Scientist Rankings 2024

Research paper presentation at the ACIS 2023 Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

A research paper titled "Factors Influencing Adoption of Digital Marketing by the Supermarkets in Sri Lanka", authored by Raveena Maddumage, Rukshan Alexander, Kajanthy Venujan, and Nik Thompson, has been presented in the 34th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2023), in the Session - Strategy, Governance & Leadership, on 5-8 December 2023,  Wellington, New Zealand.

The Article is accessible at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/acis2023/62/

Research paper presentation at the IHIET 2023 Conference, Nice, France

Together with the primary author,  Ms. Jeyaranjan Prasheenaa,  presented a research paper titled - The use of gamification in the knowledge management practices, at the  10th International Conference on Human Interaction & Emerging Technologies.  from August 22-24, 2023, Université Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

The full paper can be accessed at: https://openaccess.cms-conferences.org/publications/book/978-1-958651-87-2/article/978-1-958651-87-2_53

Panel Member of the Scientific Dialog  in TRInCo-2022

On the topic "The need for Digitizing the Tourism and Hospitality industries in Sri Lanka" in the 5th International Research Conference (TRInCo-2022), organied by the Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lank, on 9th November 2022. Accessible at: https://trincoconf.tc.esn.ac.lk/trinco-2022/

Resource Person for workshop on Gamification

Resource Person for Workshop on 2D/3D Virtual Navigation and Tourism Promotion through Gamification  This two-day workshop has been organised by Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), Sri Lanka, which supports skills training, sustainable job creation, and business growth across the tourism value chain in Sri Lanka. The workshop was held on May 11th and 19th, 2022.  I have delivered the background of 2D/3D virtual navigation and tourism gamification suitable to implement in the Sri Lankan context, which is possible to enhance the economy.

Award for top-cited Journal article in 2020-2021

My research work published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, an A* Journal listed in ABDC Journal Quality List - is among the top cited papers and has generated immediate impact in the research community.

The research paper "Cultural factors and the role of privacy concerns in acceptance of government surveillance" is accessible at:


Research paper presentation at the ACIS2021 Conference, Sydney, Australia

Presented a research paper titled - Usability Perceptions of Culturally Adapted Web Pages, in the 32nd  Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2021), Sydney, Australia, from December 8 to 10,  2022. 

This paper was presented on Day 3 of the conference, on December 10, 2021, in Track 9: Usability, Usability Thinking, and Human-Centered Design in Contemporary Organisations. 

ACIS is the premier Information Systems conference within Australia and New Zealand, targeting Information Systems academics and researchers. It covers technical, organisational, business, and social issues in the application of Information Technology to real-world problems. ACIS provides a platform for panel discussions and the presentation of peer-reviewed information systems research papers. 

The full paper is accessible at:  https://aisel.aisnet.org/acis2021/25/

Sri Lankan UGC's Graduate Training Programme - 2020

Act as a resource person to deliver a training on "Digital Tools" on 30th September 2020, in both Mannar and Vavuniya. 

Find more on my community engagement activities.

Workshop - Social Media for Social Change

Conducted a workshop on Social Media for Social Change for Divisional Youth Camp 2019, in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, on 20th October 2019. This camp was organized by the Divisional Federation of Youth Clubs, National Youth Service Council Vavuniya. A total of 40 youths benefited.

Distant Learning Education Project

Act as a consultant as well as the coordinator for the Distant Learning Education Project to implement the Learn TV program at a school, Jayanthi Maha Vidyalaya in Jayanthi Wewa, Padavi-Sripura, Sri Lanka. The project was launched successfully on the 27th November 2019 at 2.00 pm. 

About me

I work as a senior lecturer in information technology in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Vavuniya, starting in July 2019. Further, I worked as a lecturer in information technology from 2011 to 2019 and an instructor in computer technology from 2005 to 2011, attached to the Faculty of Business Studies of the University of Vavuniya.

I also worked as an instructor in computer technology in the computer unit of the University of Jaffna from 2004 to 2005. 

My academic career started as a tutor in computing in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, from January to August 2004.  

Summary of Education 

1) PhD in IT (Murdoch University, Australia, from 2014 - 2019), Effective date 26th June 2019.

2) MSc in IT (University of East London, Uk, from 2009 - 2010) 

3) Pg.Dip in IT (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, from 2006 - 2007)

4) BSc in Applied Sciences (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, from 2000 - 2004)

International Collaboration

a) One year from June 28, 2021.

b) Two years from February 1, 2019.

Research Interests

The following are the core research interests:

The interests page details my research interests, together with research ideas to supervise students. 

Language Skills

English, Tamil, and Sinhala