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Mr. A. S. Withanaarachchi


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Renewable energy policy
Technology capabilities 
Technology transfer
Foresight Analysis
Green & Renewable energy technologies
Technology Capabilities
Technology Foresight
Technology transfer & Collaborations

Mr. A. S. Withanaarachchi is a Honors graduate in Industrial Management (2006) from University of Kelaniya and a Masters in Financial Analysis from La Trobe University (LTU), Melbourne, Australia (2010). He also obtained CIMA and SLIIT (Graduate Diploma) qualifications added to his list of academic excellence. Mr.Withanaarachchi has industrial experience as a consultant for IFS, a leading IT company in Sri Lanka over a three year period and head of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) department of Toyota Lanka (PVT) LTD, a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Japan for another two years. After serving as a Research Assistant at the Department of Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, while perusing for MPhil in Management of Technology, Mr.Withanaarachchi joined the Department of Industrial Management as a Lecturer in year 2015.

 

Journal Publications
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C. (2014), “The Progress of Sri Lanka’s Renewable Energy Sector Developments in Mitigating the GHG Emission”, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 12, no. 5.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C. (2014) “Mitigating Climate Change via Non-Conventional Renewable Energy: A Case of Sri Lanka”, Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, Vol. 3, no. 5.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., (2015) “Are ready-made technology transfer solutions suitable for developing the renewable energy sector in Sri Lanka?”, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications , Vol.5, no.2.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C. (2015), “Scenario Based Technology Road Mapping to Transfer Renewable Energy Technologies to Sri Lanka”, Sustainable Energy, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp 25-35.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C. (2015), “Delphi as a methodology for eliciting expert opinion – Important factors to be considered”, SSRN Electronic Journal.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C. (2016), "Fostering Renewable Energy Sector in Sri Lanka via Effective Technology Transfer: Lessons from China and India", American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), Vol. 5, No.6, pp. 218 - 227.
Conference Publications
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “Is the current pace of Sri Lanka’s Renewable energy development sufficient to mitigate the GHG emission?”, International Conference on Poverty & Sustainable Development (ICPSD2014) , Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 17-18, 2014.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “A Delphi Model for prioritizing important factors in developing renewable energy sector”, HETC Symposium 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 07-08, 2014.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “Technology Foresight for a vision of renewable energy sector development in Sri Lanka by year 2030”, International Conference on Energy (ICOE2014), Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 12-13, 2014.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “Mitigating Climate Change via Non-Conventional Renewable Energy: A Case of Sri Lanka”, 4th International Conference on Energy and Environmental Science (ICEES 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 04 - 05, 2014.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C.,“The role of Scenario planning in technological entrepreneurship”, International Conference on Entrepreneurship (ICENT 2014), Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 04-05, 2014.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “An approach to analyse key renewable energy technologies: a case from Sri Lanka”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2014), Selangor, Malaysia, December 09 - 12, 2014.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “UNFCCC Approach in transferring greentechnologies to Sri Lanka”, 2015 Global Conference of Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN), Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 28-30, 2015.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “Model of renewable energy technology transfer to developing countries: a plausible approach for Sri Lanka”, 5th International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements, Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 25th, 2015 (Paper Accepted).
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “Improving technical, environmental and social aspects of electricity generation using biomass: The constrains and opportunities”, International Conference on Energy (ICOE2015), Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 02-04, 2015.
  • Nanayakkara, N.S., Wijekoon, H.P., Withanaarachchi, A.S., “The Challenges Of Extracting Sustainable Data From Information Systems”, International Conference on Energy (ICOE2015), Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 12-13, 2014.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “Energy For 2030 Scenarios For A Sustainable Future: A Case Of Sri Lanka”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2015), Singapore, December 06 - 09, 2015.
  • Withanaarachchi, A.S., Nanayakkara, L.D.J.F, Pushpakumara, C., “Role of Information Technology for enhancing environmental sustainability in Sri Lanka”, National Conference on Green Practices 2016, Colombo, July 14th, 2016
Awards
  • Best student paper award at the international conference on poverty & sustainable development -2014 For the paper entitled "Is the current pace Sri Lanka's renewable energy development sufficient to mitigate the GHG emission".
  • University of Kelaniya “Senate Honours for Research” Certificate of recondition for conducting high quality research and publications in the year 2015 in international indexed journals.

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