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Mahesha Kapurubandara

Country of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Nawala General field of specialization: Computing and Information Technology
Academic Background


2009 Doctorate Computing and Information Technology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Computing and Information Technology

Business Process Improvement, online learning

Publications resulting from Research: 

2014- Hol ,A., Kapurubandara, M., Parameters Guiding E-Transformation in Developed and Developing Countries, International Journal of E-Business Development, Vol 4,

Khan, K., Kapurubandara, M., Chadha, U., Incorporating Business Requirements and Constraints in Database Conceptual Model", Australian Computer Science Communications, Australian Computer Society, 26(6):59-64, 2004

Kapurubandara, M., & Lawson, R. (2008). E-commerce adoption and appropriation by SMEs in Sri Lanka. In K. Roubah, O. Khlail & A. Hassanien (Eds.), Emerging Markets and e-commerce in Developing Economies: Idea Group Inc. (premier reference guide), ISBN: 978-1-60566-100-1; pp 105-130; September 2008

Kapurubandara, M, Ana Hol, Athula Ginige (2010). “SMEs in Developed and Developing Countires Treading Similar Paths Towards Etransformation”,. Proceedings of the ICETE International Conference , Athens, Greece, 26-28 July 2010

Kapurubandara, M. (2008). A model to eTransform SMEs in developing countries. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’08), “Sustainable Development through Effective Man-Machine Co-existence”, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12-14 December 2008, ISBN: 978-1-4244-2900-4, pp 401-406

Kapurubandara, M., & Lawson, R. (2007). SMEs in Developing Countries need support to address the challenges of adopting e-commerce technologies. Paper presented at the 20th Bled eConference, eMergence: Merging and Emerging Technologies, Processes, and Institutions, Bled, Slovenia, June 4 - 6, 2007, ISBN 978-961-232-204-5, (E-LOCATION/ ACCESS:

Kapurubandara, M., & Lawson, R. (2007). SMEs in Developing Countries face challenges in adopting e-commerce technologies. Paper presented at the IEEE DEST Conference Series 2007, Cairns, Australia, February 2007, ISBN: 1-4244-0470-3, pp 141-146

Kapurubandara, M., & Lawson, R. (2006). Barriers to Adopting ICT and e-commerce with SMEs in Developing Countries; An Exploratory Study in Sri Lanka – Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research CollECTeR, Adelaide, Australia, ISBN: 0-864187831

Kapurubandara, M. (2006). An exploratory study of SME barriers for adoption of ICT and ecommerce in the Developing Countries -An empirical pilot study of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Management and Business, IMB 2006, Sydney, Australia, ISBN : 174108122X, pp 367-377

Kapurubandara, M. (2006). A model for adoption of ICT and e-commerce in the Developing Countries, Proceedings of International Conference on Business and Information BAI 2006, Singapore, July 12-14. Volume 3, ISSN 1729-9322,

Kapurubandara, M, Arunatileka,S. Ginige, A.(2004) Application of eBusiness Strategies for SMEs in Developing Countries, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, ecommerce and e-Service (EEE-04), ISBN 0-7695-2073, pp 49-59, Taipe, Taiwan.

Kapurubandara, M., (2009). A Framework to e-Transform SMEs in Developing countries, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), Vol 39, ISSN: 1681-4835,

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
A strategist, in International development with a proven track record of uplifting Higher Education. I have extensive experience in partnership development and internationalization in Australia, UK, US, Canada and Asian region. My areas of expertise include international partnerships development and advancement, trans-national collaboration, global student recruitment and off-shore facilities development.


CSSL, Sri Lanka
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Dec 2016
ICT Educator of the Year Finalist - SEARCC Awards, Sydney, Australia,
The awards recognize the achievements of outstanding individuals in their field. Specifically the achievements and talent of individual ICT professionals and educators who are contributing t the use of ICT in their institutions.
Oct 2016
Female ICT Leader of the Year - Computer Society of Sri Lanka
The award is presented to a female ICT professional who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering leadership and made a significant contribution to the ICT industry. The selected individual should have not only made a substantial industry contribution, but also a significant contribution to bridging the Gender Digital Divide.
Sep 2016
6th Professional & Career Women’s’ Awards Silver Medal - Women in Management Awards, Sri Lanka,
The award recognizes the Top50 Professional & Career Women, who are extraordinary leaders and who have demonstrated track record of accomplishment and impact to the workplace and society.

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