Prof. Baratha Dodankotuwa

Head – Academic Development & QA
Associate Professor



Mr. J Baratha Dodankotuwa is an Associate Professor attached to Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya. He graduated from University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Bachelor of Science Estate Management and Valuation (Special) Degree in 1984. He was selected to the academic staff of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, USJP in 1985. In 1987, he earned Postgraduate Diploma in Demography from University of Colombo and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Urban Planning) from Kobe University, Japan in 1991. He held the headships of Department of Estate Management and Valuation and Department of Business Economics in the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, USJP. Mr. Dodankotuwa was appointed as the Chairman, NIBM in 2004 and the Chairman Milco (Pvt) Ltd in 2005. He joined University of Peradeniya in 2007 and held the responsibilities as the Head, Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Arts and Head, Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management.

Mr. Dodankotuwa is a pioneering academic at NSBM when he joined 2012 on sabbatical leave to spend one year. During this period, he was instrumental in preparing the NSBM Corporate Plan 2013 – 2018 and the NSBM Magazine ‘Business Dialogue.’ He again joined NSBM in 2015 for another year on sabbatical leave. His research interests and areas of concentration are real estate, leadership and contemporary issues in management, human resource management and international business.

Research Interests

  • Data Science and Applications Machine Learning (ML)
  • ICT Innovations ICT for Development (ICT4D)
  • University Industry Collaboration (UIC)