Dr. Preethinee Atapattu

Senior Academic Coordinator and Lecturer - EMFSS

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in International Development (University of Nagoya, Japan)
  • MA in International Peace Studies (International University of Japan, Japan)
  • BA in Economics (4 years) (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Professional qualifications:

  • Diploma Superior in French Language (Alliance Fransaise de Colombo)
  • Completed academic versions of EVIEWS and STATA (IUJ, Japan)

Professional summary:

  • Lecturer and researcher (Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan)
    Lecturer – Over 15 years of experience for the undergraduate level
    Researcher – Over 9 years of research and data cleansing experience
  • Curriculum Developer and Course in charge of Global Studies and STEM courses (Alive
    Global Academy, Nagoya, Japan) – 5 years of experience
  • Peer reviewer for international peer reviewed journals since 2018

Research interest:

Economic Growth, Poverty, Women entrepreneurship, Tourism in small Island economies,
Private Public Partnerships, Infrastructure Development

Research articles and published in refereed journals and presentations:

  • “Infrastructure Investment and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries in Asia”,
    Journal of Business Technology, 2020, Vol.4. (1 & 2),2041. ISSN 2738 (online)
  • “Infrastructure Investment with Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Economic
    Growth in Developing Countries in Asia”, VJM 2019, Vol. 05(1), 91-119.
  • “Is infrastructure investment really productive in developing countries? Cross country
    study of South Asia and Next 11 countries, Discussions for sustainable development
    and culture; Lessons for and from Asia”, Meijo University Japan, 09 October 2016.
  • “Public Capital and Economic Growth in Developing Countries in Asia” (Under
  • “Preparing for an Economic Recovery – Post Pandemic Growth Strategy for Sri Lanka”
    (Under Review)
  • Book Review – Presently working on reviewing “Why Nations Fail” by Daron
    Acemouglu and James A. Robinson, referring to post war Sri Lankan growth


Niigata Award of Academic Excellence – 2014