Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Sarath, H.K. (Mr.)

Senior Lecture

Department of Economics
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 728075698

Email: katuku@econ.ruh.ac.lk

Biography:

I am a Senior lecturer attached to the department of Economics. I was awarded M.Phil. Degree in Economics from the University of Peradeniya. Now, I am engaging in my doctoral degree (PhD) and hope to complete it at the end of year 2017. My specialized area is Money, Banking and Finance.
As a university academic, my sole ambition is to become an internationally reputed professional in the field of Economics. To this end, I do expect to fulfill academic qualifications first, which totally depend on my performance, and secondly, the administrative qualifications, which partly depend on availability of opportunities. Following are some of the planned route in my academic Endeavour for the next few years.
  • To Complete doctoral degree (PhD)
  • To write two textbook in Development Economics, and Microfinance in Sinhala Medium
  • To publish at least 3 articles in refereed
indexed journals

Qualifications:

  • MPhil (Peradeniya)
  • BA (Ruhuna)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • A member of SLFUE

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Development Economics/Rural Development and Microfinance

Research Areas:

Development Economics

Publications:

Major publications

 

  • Co-author of  Arthika vidyawa bahuwarna by Sarath Katukurunda & Nandasiri Keembiyahetti (M.C.Q Setting and Answering Techniques for Economics), a Book of 190 pages, published by Vidudeya Publishers, Nugegoda. 2014, ISBN 978-4530-18-8

  • Co-author of  Arthika vidyawa bahuwarna by Sarath Katukurunda & Nandasiri Keembiyahetti (M.C.Q Setting and Answering Techniques for Economics), a Book of New Edition with 500 pages, published by Vidudeya Publishers, Nugegoda. 2017, ISBN 978-4530-18-8

  • Author- Socioeconomic Impact of Natural Disasters, (published in Sinhala), Vanija Lokaya- Feature Article of Lankadeepa National Paper, P.7, 2012.12.25 Tuesday.

  • Author, Vidudeya Arthika Viddya(Economics) Magazine, Vidudeya Publications, Gangodavila   Nugegoda, 2009 - up to date.


Journal publications

  • National Budget and its Implications on Income Distribution in Sri Lanka (Co-author Sarath katukurunda & Nandasiri keembiyahetti) in Economic Review, Vol.30, Nos 9/10, December, 2004/Jan.2005, a publication of the research department of peoples’ bank, Colombo, 2004.

  • Sri Lankawe arthika sanwardanaya shaha gramiya Karmikaranaya (Rural industrialization and economic development in Sri Lanka author) in Gramasanwardanaya pilibanda Shasthriya Sangarawa (A Journal on Rural Development), Colombo, 2006.

  • Inequality in Growth and Human Development in Sri Lanka (Co-author Sarath katukurunda & Nandasiri keembiyahetti) in Economic Review, Vol.37, Nos 11/12, Feb/March 2012, a publication of the research department of peoples’ bank, Colombo, 2012.

  • Monetary Policy: Growth versus Stability (Co-author Sarath katukurunda & Nandasiri keembiyahetti) in Economic Review, Vol.39, Nos 03/04, June/July 2013, a publication of the research department of peoples’ bank, Colombo, 2013.

  • An Overview- Budget 2014 (Co-author Sarath katukurunda & Nandasiri keembiyahetti) in Economic Review, Vol.39,Nos 9/10, December,

  • 2013/Jan.2014, a publication of the research department of peoples’ bank, Colombo, 2014.

  • Dakunu asiyanu kalapaya thula sri lankawe Manawa sanwardanaye upanathi,gatalu ha abiyoga 1990-2012, (Trends, problems and challenges of Human Development of Sri Lanka In South Asian Region-1990-2012), (Co-author H.K.Sarath, S.K. Dervin and K.H.Nandasiri) in….A Journal of H & SS, University of Ruhuna,2014

  • Theoretical Compliance of Money Demand Function of Sri Lanka(Co-author Sarath katukurunda  Nandasiri keembiyahetti & Chandika Gunasinghe ) in Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, Vol.3 ,No.2, December,2015

  • Sri Lankawe Gramiya Dariddrathawa Pitu Dakimata Budusamayen Labena Magapenweem Pilibanda Wimarsanathmaka Adyanayak (author) in Jayasumana: A Collection of Academic Essays (Jayasumana Sasthriya Lipi Sangrahaya), 2017

  • Author, Article on ‘Are Economic Development Human Development, and Sustainable Development the Same Concept? ,’ Sansmruthi Shasthriya Sara Sangrahaya’, Mahinda Rajaphaksha College, Sarasavi Uyana, Matara 17.02.2014.  


Conference publications

  •  Sarath, H. K. “Economic Growth and Foreign aid in Sri Lanka: A Study under open economic regime from 1977-2002” published in Abstract Volume of Culture and Society in a Colonial Context; Leonard Woolf Memorial International Conference held at 18-19December 2004, University of Ruhuna, 56 p.

  • Gunasinghe ,C. Nandasiri ,K. & Sarath, K. “Are monetarists’ arguments on the demand For broad money valid in the Sri Lankan context?” published in Abstract Volume of 3rd International Economic Research Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists held at 19-20 December 2014, University of Ruhuna, pp. 223-234


Invited keynote talks and seminar presentations

  • Resource Person, Seminar on Privatization and World Economic Order, Organized by Telecommunication Officers’ Union, Colombo, 06.03.1996.

  • Resource Person, Workshop on Participation of Woman in Development Process ,Conducted by the Ministry of Cooperative, Local Government and Native Medicine, Southern Provincial Council in Collaboration With United States Agency for International Development, 13.09.1996.

  • Resource Person, Seminar on Employment Opportunities from Tourist Industry of Sri Lanka Organized by National Youth Services Council, 25.01.1997.

  • Resource Person, ‘A/L Economics Seminar-2003’, Organized by Samadi Community Development Foundation, Matara, 27, 28, 29 and 30 -2003. Resource Person, ‘A/L Economics Seminar 2011’, Organized by Matara Pragathi Suhada Padanama, Matara, and 12.07.2011.

  • Resource Person, ‘Nana Sarana’ Advanced Level Students Seminar Series, Organized by the Galle Municipal Council, Galle, 2008-2013(06 years).

  • Resource Person, ‘Sipsara Udanaya’, Educational  Program, Organized by the Sipsara Udana  Foundation, Office of the Chief Minister of Uva Province, Badulla, 2011-2012-2013 (3 years).

  • Chief Guest, Special Guest Lecture on Money and Banking, The annual Commerce day 2013, Rippon Girls’ College, Galle, 03.10.2013.

  • Chief Guest, Special Guest Lecture on the Role of the Prefects’ ,Prefects’ Oath Ceremony -2013, Kokawela Central  College,Matara,28.06.2013.

  • Resource Person ,Workshop  for the southern Province Economics Teachers ,at Rahula College,matara, Organized by IRQUE Project, Department of Economics, University of Ruhuna,.04. 2008.

  • Resource Person ,Workshop  for the southern Province Economics Teachers , Organized by IRQUE Project, Department of Economics, University of Ruhuna, 11 2009.

  • Resource Person, Subject Feedback Seminar on Economics for Advanced Level Students, Royal College Trincomalle, Organized by IRQUE Project, Department of Economics, U.O.R, 2009.

  • Resource Person, Subject Feedback Seminar on Economics for Advanced Level Students, Organized by  Circle of Accounting, Department of Accounting & Finance, Faculty of Management and Finance, U.O.R 06.2009 

  • Resource Person, Subject Feedback Seminar on Economics for Advanced Level Students, Organized by  Circle of Accounting, Department of Accounting & Finance, Faculty of Management and Finance, U.O.R    May, 2010.

  • Resource Person ,Workshop  for the North-West Province Economics Teachers , Organized by National Institute of Education, Maharagama, Octomber 2010.

  • Resource Person ,Workshop  for the Uva  Province Economics Teachers , Organized by National Institute of Education, Maharagama, November 2010

  • Resource Person, Workshop for the Southern Province Economics Teachers, Organized by Department of Education-Southern Province, Galle, 02. 2010

  • Resource Person ,Workshop  for the Central  Province Economics Teachers , Organized by Department of Education-Central Province, Kandy,.02.2012

  • Resource Person ,Workshop  for the Southern  Province Economics Teachers , Organized by Department of Education-Southern Province, Galle, October,  2013

  • Resource Person, Workshop for the Western Province Economics Teachers, Organized by Zonal Education Office- Western Province, Colombo, .03.2014

  • Resource Person, Workshop for the North west Province Economics Teachers, Organized by Department of Education-North west Province, Kurunagala, .04. 2014

  • Resource Person ,Workshop  for the North Central  Province Economics Teachers , Organized by Department of Education- North Central  Province, Anuradapura, .05.2014

  • Resource Person, Subject Feedback Seminar Series of External Examination Unit (Distance and continuous Education unit) Applied Economics ECG 3.1, History of Economic Development,  ECG 1.2, University of Ruhuna , Matara, 2001- 2017(17 years)

  • Presenter; Sirasa TV Program on Exam Preparation Techniques, A/L Economics Television Program-2010, 4 Episodes of ½ hour each, Sirasa TV, Pannipitiya, telecast 5.30 pm every friday July 2010.

  • Presenter; Sirasa TV Program on Exam Preparation Techniques, A/L Economics Television Program-2011, 8 Episodes of ½ hour each, Sirasa TV, Pannipitiya, telecast 5.30 A.M every day July and August 2011 and repeat telecast in 2012.

  • Exclusive Resource Person , vimarshi Radio Program Discussion on Budget-2005, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (Ruhunu Broadcasting Service),  Matara, broadcast every Wednesday 8.30 pm 2005

  • Exclusive Resource Person , vimarshi Radio Program Discussion on Challenges and prospect of Sri Lankan Economy-2005, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (Ruhunu Broadcasting Service),  Matara, broadcast every Wednesday 8.30 pm 2005

  • Presenter: Awarjana Radio Program-2012, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (Ruhunu Broadcasting Service), Matara, 2012.

  • Exclusive Resource Person for Island wide Annual Seminar Series of Charted Institute of Management Accounts for A/L Commerce Students held in 28 major cities island wide, catering 9,000 students and over 200 Government school teachers from 160 schools in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 ,2013 ,2014, 2015 and 2016

  • Venues: Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Tangalle, Colombo, Kalutara, Panadura, Morawaka, Nagoda, Elpitiya, Kiribathgoda, Gampaha, Pelmadulla, Kegalle, Kandy, Matale, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Monaragala, badulla, Bandarawela, Negombo, Kuliyapitiya, Kurunegala, Ratnapura, Ja-Ela, Maharagama, Hanwella.(Over 100 Seminar were conducted)