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Saegis International
Research Symposium -2023

July 20th – Saegis Campus, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

"Sri Lanka’s Recovery and the Future of Globalization"

Saegis International Research Symposium – 2023

Saegis International Research Symposium (SIRS) 2023 is the 1st International Research Symposium organized by the Saegis Campus, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom which is to be held at the campus premises. SIRS 2023 provides a common platform to unify researchers from all corners of the world and to present their research insights.

SIRS 2023 is intended to facilitate multi-disciplinary researchers and professionals who believe that they should play a key role in producing impactful research and improving the quality of research.

SIRS 2023 is centered on the theme, Sri Lanka’s Recovery, and the Future of Globalization. This theme highlights the greater cause and commitment of the researchers towards conducting research that leads to impactful outcomes—creating new knowledge, economic development and improving the country’s situation.

Key Note Speaker

Prof. (Dr.) Ajantha S. Dharmasiri
Professor in Management,
Postgraduate Institute of Management,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, SL

Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri has a rare combination of being a Chartered Manager, Chartered HR Professional and a Chartered Electrical Engineer. He is acclaimed as a conference speaker, corporate trainer, strategy consultant, author and an academic. He was the Director and Chairman of the Board of Management of Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. He is an Adjunct Professor at Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. He was the editor of the pioneering Sri Lankan Journal of Management (SLJM). Being a Commonwealth AMDISA Doctoral Fellow Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellow, he is also an independent director of several boards.

Invited Guest Speaker

Dr. Christopher Russell,
Director of the Business School,
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Prior to joining Canterbury Christ Church, in February 2018, he was at Cardiff Met for fifteen years, where he rose from being a Lecturer in Information Systems to a Principal Lecturer and Head of Department for Accounting, Economics and Finance. Before that he worked in a variety of roles as a Graduate Trainee at Orange and France Télécom R&D and as a researcher at the University of Oulu in Finland. He studied at the universities of Oxford, Aston, Wales and Roehampton.
Key foci of his professional activity have been the development of students’ employability skills and the internationalization of higher education. Together with colleagues at partner education institutions and in industry in the UK, Egypt, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam. He has also co-authored CCCU’s Framework for Developing Enterprising and Professional Graduates and the International Strategy.

Advisory Committee

Prof. Nalaka Jayakody

Vice Chancellor,
Saegis Campus

Prof. W.G.D. Dharmaratna

Deputy Vice Chancellor,
Saegis Campus

Dr. Lorna Thomas

Director of Partnerships,
Principal Lecturer, Senior Fellow – Advanced HE,
Canterbury Christ Church Business School, UK

Dr. Katy Warden

Deputy Director of Partnerships,
Senior Lecturer/Researcher,
Academic Link Tutor for Saegis Campus, Sri Lanka,
The Business School,
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Dr. Richard McManus

Director of Research Development,
Canterbury Christ Church Business School, UK

Dr. Krishani Anuradha Jayasinghe

Dean, Faculty of Management,
Humanities & Social Sciences and Postgraduate Studies,
Saegis Campus, SL

Mr. Mohommed Azeem

Dean, Faculty of Computing and Technology,
Saegis Campus, SL

Contact Us

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135 S. De S. Jayasinghe Mawatha, Nugegoda


Ms. Theja Enderaarachchi
Co-Secretary- SIRS 2023

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