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Thejani Wickrama Hewage

Circular Economy

27 November 2023

Studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy

Location: Level 2, Karl Popper

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka



Primary Supervisor: Lucie Ozanne
Co-Supervisor: Ann-Marie Kennedy
Additional Supervisor: Joya Kemper


Ms Thejani Madhuhansi was conferred her Bachelor of Science (Honours) Marketing Management degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2016. She was also awarded the “Student of the Year” gold medal for overall excellent performance in academic studies and extra-curricular activities the same year. She then proceeded to obtain her postgraduate qualifications: Master of Science in Management Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2020. Simultaneously, she completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing at Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and she obtained an Associate membership from the CIM, UK. She was qualified as a Teacher in Higher Education with the completion of her Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education Program conducted by the University of Colombo and was accredited with SEDA, UK. She is currently reading for her Ph.D. in Sustainable Marketing at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Ms. Thejani currently serves the University of Colombo as a Senior Lecturer (Transitional) in the Department of Marketing. Since 2019 to date, she has also served the University in various administrative tasks, Coordinator of the Diploma in Marketing program (2019-2022), Co-Secretary of the Doctoral Colloquium, International Research Conference on Management and Finance 2021, Coordinator of the Aesthetic Activities of the faculty in 2019 and 2020, Academic Advisor of Community Based Projects, to name a few.


Research Interests

Consumer decision-making process, Sustainability Marketing, Circular Economy


Working thesis title

An Investigation of the Consumer Disposal Decision-Making Process



  • Tourists' destination image formation at different travel stages of Organised Mass Tourists and Backpackers: with special reference to First-time visitors (MSc 2020)
  • The impact of customer-based brand equity on customer satisfaction and loyalty: with special reference to corporate customers in Western Province, Sri Lanka.



  • Madhuhansi, T., Chandralal, L. (2023). Dynamics of travel decision-making between organized packaged tourists and backpackers. International Journal of Applied Sciences in Tourism and Events, 7(2), 182-192.
  • Madhuhansi, T. (2023). An Investigation of the Consumer Disposal Decision-Making Process. Doctoral Colloquium, Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC), University of Otago, Dunedin. 
  • Thennakoon, D., Kapiyangoda, K., Madhuhansi, T., Kathriarachchi, E., & Perera,  K. (2021). Virtual Training on Problem Based Learning during COVID-19: The Potential for Successful Training Transfer. 14th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.
  • Madhuhansi, T. (2019). Impact of Social Media Characteristics on Consumer Buying Decision Process in Western Province, Sri Lanka. Global Journal of Management and Business Research: E Marketing, 19(2), 1-5.
  • Madhuhansi, T., & Rathnayaka, U. (2018). Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Performance: With Special Reference to Faculty Lecturers of SLITHM. Global Journal of Management and Business Research, 18(13), 35-43.
  • Madhuhansi, T. (2017). Celebrity Endorsement on Consumer Purchase Intention for Milk Powder Market, Sri Lanka. Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, 82-83.
  • Madhuhansi, T. (2017). The Impact of Store Environmental Factors on Customer’s Impulse Buying Behaviour: Fashion Stores in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Research, 41-44
  • Madhuhansi, T. (2017). The Study of Determining the Factors Affecting Green Purchase Intention of Sri Lankan Market. International Research Conference of Business Management (IRCBiM), 37-38.
  • Madhuhansi, T., & Rathnayaka, U. (2017). The Impact Made by Visual Merchandising Elements on Purchase Intension: with Special Reference to Supermarket Industry in Western Province. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 7 (9), 251-254.



  • Doctoral Colloquium, Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC), University of Otago, 2023. (DC Travel Grant award)
  • International Conference on Marketing Management, 2023, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (Outstanding track-paper award)


Personal Interests

Dancing, Sports, Meditating

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