Ms. Prasanshika Assella




Prasanshika Navodani, is a graduate from the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, under the Department of Tourism Management, Faculty of Management Studies securing a First-Class in BSc. (Hons) in Tourism Management and the Mr. and Mrs. K.M. Ratnayake Gold Medal for the best performance and the highest final grade point average. She is currently serving as a temporary lecturer attached to the Faculty of Business at NSBM Green University, delivering modules in Tourism Management. She has published the Research Abstract for the title “The Relationship between Job Role Stress and Job Performance of Non-Managerial Employees in Travel Agencies in Sri Lanka” at the 4th Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers (ICMR) – 2019.
She has also served as the Captain and Vice-Captain (women) of the University Karate Team of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in the years 2018 and 2017 and brought honour to Sri Lanka by achieving an international Victory in KATA Event (Women) of KBI International Karate Championship 2017-18 organized by Karate Budokan Federation of India. Also, she has achieved all-island victories in School Level Dancing and Music Competitions in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and won the award for the “The Most Talented & Disciplined Student – Senior Section” of Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya. As an individual with a passion in lecturing, her research interests lie in the areas of Tourism Management.

Conference (Full Paper) Publications

  1. Assella, A. P. N., Pathirana, A. P. R. P., & Wijekoon, H. M. S. . (2022). Impact of Macro-Economic Factors on the International Tourist Arrivals: An Analysis of Sri Lanka and its Regional Competitors. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference On Business Innovation: Accelerating GrowthTowards SDG Accomplishments, pp. 362–371, NSBM Green University.
  2. Pathirana, A.P.R.P., Assella, A.P.N. and Gnanapala, W.K.A.C., Repurposing Tea Estate Bungalows as an Accommodation Option for Tea Tourism with Special Reference to Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers (6th ICMR) 2021: Fostering Global Vicinity Today for a Resilient Future, year 2021, Sri Lanka, pp. 118, December 16-17, 2021, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  3. Assella A.P.N., Dias U.G.M.D. and Palihawadana P.H., Effectiveness of Online Assessments in the Perspective of NSBM Green University, Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Business Innovation 2020: Covid 19 Transcending Challenges, Recovery Measures and Resilience, year 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 42–50, NSBM Green University.

Ongoing Research

  1. Positioning Sri Lanka as a Wellness Tourism Destination; A Strategic Perspective (Work in progress)