Curriculum Vitae

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Dr A Rukshan 

Senior Lecturer in Information Technology, 

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Business Studies, 

University of Vavuniya


Sri Lanka.

Mobile/ WhatsApp/ Viber: +94 (0) 776544652



Experienced academic with high impact publications regarding Digital Business, Business Information Systems, and Human-computer Interaction, holding a PhD in IT from Murdoch University, Australia, a MSc in IT from the University of East London, UK, a Pg.Dip. in IT from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and a BSc in Applied Science from Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Work Experience

1. Senior Lecturer Grade II in Information Technology

Faculty of Business Studies, 

Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna  

26.06.2019 – Date

2. Lecture in Information Technology

Faculty of Business Studies, 

Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna  

1.11.2011 – 25.06.2019

Lecturing and conducting practical classes in areas of computer application in management, database management system, digital marketing, web development, and e-commerce. 

3. Instructor in Computer Technology

Faculty of Business Studies,  

Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka  

09.04.2005 – 31.10.2011

Lecturing and conducting practical classes in areas of web development, multimedia, and e-business. 

4. Instructor in Computer Science 

Computer Unit, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

18.08.2004 to 09.04.2005

Lecturing and conducting practical classes in web development .

5. Tutor in Computing and Information System 

Department of Computing & Information System, 

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.

19.02.2004  - 16.04.2004

Conducting practical classes in the area of web development, which includes the areas of client and server side web development, HTML with advanced browser techniques, web page development using CSS, databases and database servers for web, object oriented programming.

International Collaboration

1. University Associate 

Murdoch University, School of Engineering and IT, Australia


PhD in Information Technology

Murdoch University, Australia, from 2014 - 2019

Thesis title: Usability themes in high and low context cultures: A comparative study

MSc in Information Technology

University of East London, UK, from 2009 – 2010; Merit passes

Thesis title: Automated usability testing: Analysing UK web sites.

Pg.Dip in Information Technology

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, from 2006 – 2007, GPA 3.65 out of 4.

BSc in Applied Sciences

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, from 2000 – 2004; 1st class honors (GPA 3.5 out of 4.0).

Induction Programme for Academic Staff

University of Jaffna, from 2012-2013, Reg Num: SDC/IP/2012/26.

Research Interests


Journal Papers

Noufa, S.S., Alexander. R, and Shanmuganathan, K. (2022). The Impact of Social Media Marketing Activities on Consumers Purchase Intention towards Handloom Clothes in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Wayamba Journal of Management, Volume 13, Issue 2.  Available at: [PDF]

Rukshan Alexander, Nik Thompson, Tanya McGill, David Murray, (2021). The Influence of User Culture on Website Usability, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 154, 102688, ISSN 1071-5819, [PDF]

Thompson, N., T. McGill, A. Bunn, and R. Alexander (2020). Cultural Factors and the Role of Privacy Concerns in Acceptance of Government Surveillance. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. [PDF]

Thayaparan, A., Gunathilaka, G.Y.N., Pirathepan, T., Rukshan, A. (2019). Technical Efficiency of Brinjal Farmers in Sri Lanka: Translog Production Frontier Approach, Journal of Management and Tourism Research, Vol II Issue II, pp.17-30, [PDF]  

Alexander, R., Thompson, N., & Murray, D. (2016). Towards cultural translation of websites: a large-scale study of Australian, Chinese, and Saudi Arabian design preferences. Behaviour & Information Technology, 36(4), 351–363. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2016.1234646. [PDF]


Jeyaranjan, P., Alexander, R.  (2023). The use of gamification in the knowledge management practices. In: Tareq Ahram and Redha Taiar (eds) Human Interaction & Emerging Technologies (IHIET 2023): Artificial Intelligence & Future Applications. AHFE (2023) International Conference. AHFE Open Access, vol 0. AHFE International, USA. DOI:

Alexander, Rukshan; McGill, Tanya; Thompson, Nik; and Murray, (2021). David, "Usability Perceptions of Culturally Adapted Web Pages" (2021). ACIS 2021 Proceedings. 25. Accessible at: 

Mathivathany, S., Nanthagopan, Y., Thirugnanasampanthar, S. , Rukshan, A. (2018). The Application of Space Syntax Analysis in Project Identification: A Special Reference to the Moratuwa. Proceedings of the 2nd Research Conference on Business Studies - 2018. Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. Accessible at: 

Alexander, R., Thompson, N., & Murray, D. (2017). Cross-Cultural Web Usability Model. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, Puschino, Moscow Region, Russia, October 7-11, 2017. Accessible at: [PDF]

Alexander, R., Thompson, N., & Murray, D. (2017). Cross-Cultural Web Design Guidelines. Proceedings of the 14th International Web for All (W4A) Conference, Perth, Australia, April 2-4, 2017. Accessible at: [PDF]

Rukshan, A., Miroshan, A., & Croos, R. M. (2016). A Conceptual Framework for Real-Time Public Health Dengue Surveillance in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the of the Research Conference on Business Studies (RCBS) - 2016. Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. [PDF]

Rukshan, A., & Miroshan, A. (2014). An ICT-based real-time surveillance system for controlling dengue epidemic in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the of the International Conference on Contemporary Management (ICCM)-2014, Jaffna. Accessible at: [PDF]

Alexander, R., Rukshan, P., & Mahesan, S. (2013). Natural Language Web Interface for Database (NLWIDB). Proceedings of the Third International Symposium, SEUSL: 6-7 July 2013, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. Accessible at: [PDF]

Rukshan, A., & Baravalle, A. (2011). A quantitative approach to usability evaluation of web sites. Paper presented at the Advances in Computing Technology, London, UK. Accessible at: [PDF]

Administrative Activities



Community Engagement

Act as a resource person to deliver a workshop on the title "Using the 5S Tool to Organize the School Workplace" on October 31, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. via Zoom. This event was organized by the Kn/ Thiruvaiyaru Maha Vidyalayam in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. A total of 78 School Teachers participated and obtained the knowledge and skills to implement the 5S system in their schools.

As a Coordinator/ IT Centre of the University of Vavuniya, I initiated Public Talks in emerging IT topics, via online, to disseminate the knowledge to society, during the Covid-19 Pandemic period. A total number of 12 Public Talks, listed in, has been delivered.

As an academic coordinator for the Honours in Marketing Management, I initiated and conducted an exhibition on "Marketing Principles and E-Commerce" in the Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, on February 13, 2019.

Technical Skills

Languages:  Pythan, Java, C, C++, JavaScript, SQL, HTML.

Tools: JBuilder, Dreamweaver, Borland C++ Builder, Oracle SQL*Plus.

Operating systems: Windows XP

Language Skills

English, Tamil, and Sinhala


1.    Associate Professor Nik Thompson

Discipline Lead: Business Information Systems

School of Management, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley 6102

Western Australia, Australia

Telephone: +61 (0) 8 9266 7198





2.  Senior Prof. K.P.Hewagamage

School of Computing

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Telephone: +94 (0) 7 1423 9529