Mrs. Dulanii Liyanahetti

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Social Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Central Campus, 1st floor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Room No : 3

Office: 112881034, Ext: 2408


Greetings! I am Dulanii Liyanahetti from the Department of Social Studies of the Faculty of HSS. Currently I am serving as a Lecturer in Economics. I obtained my BA (Hons) Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo in 2009 and I also completed my MA in Economics in 2012 again at the University of Colombo. I am also qualified as a lawyer but being an academic is my major interest. My research interests include fiscal decentralization and economic growth, social sector expenditure and knowledge economy. My next aim is to pursue my doctoral studies. I like to read newspapers, write papers and listen to music during my spare time. I mostly like horror movies and to study about extra terrestrial creatures or life beyond earth. At OUSL the study culture is totally different as the teaching methods are basically blended. For instance developing on-line courses and study modules forms an important part in ODL. It gives a new experience to students and we as teachers are also facing many challenges in that process. Therefore, I am very much keen to explore the opportunities in that frontier so that teaching is made both innovative and fun.

Areas of Specialization:

Fiscal decentralizationBanking and finance

Research interests:

Knowledge economy, devolution of power, financial autonomy of provincial governments


BAR Association of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Economists Association Open University Teachers Association (OUTA)

Programme Coordination:

English for Social Sciences and Level 4 – BA Degree in Social Sciences

Course Coordination:

Level 4 – BA Degree in Social Sciences and English for Social Sciences


1. Prof. Mohan Munasinghe scholarship award for undergraduates in 2007/2008 2. 3rd prize for world bank essay competition on how to build Sri Lanka’s knowledge economy 3. Merit awards at the Sri Lanka Law College preliminary, intermediate and final examinations 2004, 2005 and 2006


Detailed CV is attached herewith

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