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 2023

Research paper presentation at the IHIET 2023 Conference

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 accessible 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  

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/

Resource Person for workshop on Gamification

Resource Person for Workshop on 2D/3D Virtual Navigation and Tourism Promotion through Gamification.  This two days workshop has been organised by Skills for Inclusive Growth and was held on 11th and 19th May 2022.  I have delivered the background of 2D/3D Virtual Navigation and Tourism Gamification.

Award for top cited Journal Articel 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

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 the Day 3 of the conference, on 10 December 2021, in the Track 9: Usability, Usability Thinking, and Human Centred 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. 

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About me

I work as a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Studies of the University of Vavuniya, from July 2019. Further, I worked as a Lecturer in information technology from 2011 to 2019, and Instructor in Computer Technology, from 2005 to 2011, attached to the Faculty of Business Studies of the University of Vavuniya

I also work as an Instructor in Computer Technology in the Computer Unit of the University of Jaffna from 2004 to 2005. 

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

Research Interests

The following are the core research interests:

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

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

1. University Associate

Curtin University,  School of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Australia. 

a) One year from 28 June 2021.

b) Two years from 1 February 2019.

2. Information Systems Research Group Member

Murdoch University, School of Engineering and It, Australia.

Language Skills

English, Tamil, and Sinhala