Prof. KAS Dhammika
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Prof. K.A.S.Dhammika, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the Sir John Kotelawala Defense University of Sri Lanka was graduated from University of Kelaniya with B.B.Mgt.(HR)Special degree. He followed Postgraduate Certificate in HRM from Postgraduate Institute of Management(PIM) and postgraduate Diploma in Business Statistics, from University of Sri Jayawaradanapura in 2000. He got his M.Com. degree from University of Kelaniya 2002 and The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Northern University of Malaysia(UUM), Malaysia in 2013. Further, he completed the Facility Development Program (FDP) from Indian Institute of Management (IIMA) Ahmadabad, India 2004.

Prof. KAS Dhammika joined with the University of Kelaniya as Lecturer (Probationary) to the Department of Human Resources Management (HRM) of University of Kelaniya in 1999. He was promoted to the Post of Senior Lecturer Grade II  and I in 2004 and 2010 respectively. Then he was promoted to the Post of professor in Human Resources Management in 2016.

Prof. KAS Dhammika has held the responsibility at various posts both within the university and outside. He has served as the Head of the Department  (2007-2010) (2013-2015) Coordinator of master of MHRM, Deputy Director of Centre for Distance and Continuing Education (CDCE), (2018, 2019) , Director CDCE (2020)  Director, School of Accounting and Business (SAB), the Charted Institute of Accountants of Sri Lanka (CIA) and Chairman of the corporate plan committee.

He has served as member of many boards such as member of the Senate, Curriculum Development Committee (CULTEC), Appeal Board, Disciplinary Board,  Quality Assurance Unit and cell, Senate subcommittee for university ranking, Management board of MBA.

Prof. K.A.S. Dhammika has been a resource person for programs such as MBA, M.Com, MHRM, PhD, DBA, of the university of Kelaniya and in other universities. As  a researcher, he has published his research papers both in national and international journals and presented at various national and international conferences. He has authored few books namely,  Strategic Management: Theory and  Concepts, Organizational Theory and Design, Organizational Behavior, Case studies in Strategic Management.

At present Prof. K.A.S. Dhammika is the chief editor of Kelaniya journal of HRM, and member of editorial board of few national and international journal. He is a trained program reviewer of the QA units of the UGC and serves as external evaluator for some academic programs.