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The nexus between corporate social responsibility of airports and passenger satisfaction: A cross‐country study (2023)
Journal Article
Alam, F., Yang, Q., Bandara, Y. M., Ahmad, N., & Chiwaridzo, O. T. (2024). The nexus between corporate social responsibility of airports and passenger satisfaction: A cross‐country study. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 31(3), 2454-2473. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2692

This article investigates the role of passenger perception on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in improving passenger satisfaction by examining the direct and mediating effects through service standards, customer facilities, corporate image, and... Read More about The nexus between corporate social responsibility of airports and passenger satisfaction: A cross‐country study.

An Order Fulfilment Location Planning Model for Perishable Goods Supply Chains Using Population Density (2023)
Journal Article
Ekanayake, C., Bandara, Y. M., Chipulu, M., & Chhetri, P. (2023). An Order Fulfilment Location Planning Model for Perishable Goods Supply Chains Using Population Density. Supply Chain Analytics, Article 100045. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sca.2023.100045

The increased frequency of purchases and growing distances between the final distribution points of the perishable products and consumers are contributing to multiple handling, high intermediation, and a greater concentration of out... Read More about An Order Fulfilment Location Planning Model for Perishable Goods Supply Chains Using Population Density.

Examining Port City Development As A Strategy To Attract Cruise Visitors (2023)
Journal Article
Selvaduray, M., Bandara, Y. M., & Yunus, N. (2023). Examining Port City Development As A Strategy To Attract Cruise Visitors. Journal of Maritime Logistics, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.46754/jml.2023.08.005

The expansion of urban development and commercial centers within the geographical boundaries of ports and cities has significantly contributed to the growth of national income. However, maritime-based countries face the challenge of staying competiti... Read More about Examining Port City Development As A Strategy To Attract Cruise Visitors.

Maritime museums vs seaport museums navigating the evolution from maritime port business to the maritime tourism industry (2023)
Journal Article
Selvaduray, M., Bandara, Y. M., & Yunus, N. (2023). Maritime museums vs seaport museums navigating the evolution from maritime port business to the maritime tourism industry. Journal of Maritime Logistics, 3(1), 46-73. https://doi.org/10.46754/jml.2023.08.004

Ocean-based countries has more advantages compare to a landlock regions where there face challenges on the access to the oceanography activities. Beyond major maritime trading and transportation business, maritime tourism business is one of the econo... Read More about Maritime museums vs seaport museums navigating the evolution from maritime port business to the maritime tourism industry.

Re-Designing an MBA programme to meet the challenge of growth in international student numbers (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Yapa, M., & Brodie, J. (2023, May). Re-Designing an MBA programme to meet the challenge of growth in international student numbers. Paper presented at CABS LTSE 2023 Conference, Northport, Wales

The case study demonstrates the novel pedagogy and process undertaken in designing a new MBA programme that would help support increased positive outcomes for international students coming from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. The case pres... Read More about Re-Designing an MBA programme to meet the challenge of growth in international student numbers.

Bibliometric analysis of maritime tourism research (2022)
Journal Article
Selvaduray, M., Bandara, Y. M., Zain, R. M., Ramli, A., & Mohd Zain, M. Z. (2023). Bibliometric analysis of maritime tourism research. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, 15(3), 330-356. https://doi.org/10.1080/18366503.2022.2070339

Maritime tourism is a niche market that provides maritime nations with an additional source of foreign exchange and employments. However, due to a lack of awareness of the significance of the maritime tourism sector, a very few studies have investiga... Read More about Bibliometric analysis of maritime tourism research.

System-based barriers for seaports in contributing to sustainable development goals (2022)
Journal Article
Katuwawala, H. C., & Mudiyanselage, Y. M. (2022). System-based barriers for seaports in contributing to sustainable development goals. Maritime Business Review, 7(3), 255-269. https://doi.org/10.1108/MABR-02-2021-0007

The main purpose of this paper is to identify the reasons for the stagnant behaviour of seaports contributing towards SDGs. Global seaport sustainability practices that correspond with SDGs were identified through an extensive literature review. Fiv... Read More about System-based barriers for seaports in contributing to sustainable development goals.

Psychological responses of motorcar drivers to flashing amber lights at signalised T-intersections (2021)
Journal Article
Galappaththi, K., Herath, O. K., Bandara, Y. M., & Shaja, M. M. M. (2021). Psychological responses of motorcar drivers to flashing amber lights at signalised T-intersections. Journal of South Asian Logistics and Transport, 1(2), 19-33. https://doi.org/10.4038/jsalt.v1i2.32

The accurate and timely decision making of drivers is vital to ensuring public safety and reaching the destination in time. This paper presents a detailed comparison of the expectation of regulatory bodies in implementing flashing amber lights and ex... Read More about Psychological responses of motorcar drivers to flashing amber lights at signalised T-intersections.

Determining the invoicing dates for raw material order and finish product dispatch using neural networks under exchange rate volatility (2021)
Journal Article
Weerasingha, J. P., Bandara, Y. M., & Edirisinghe, P. M. (2023). Determining the invoicing dates for raw material order and finish product dispatch using neural networks under exchange rate volatility. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 26(2), 211-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2021.1945018

The gains from international supply chains are highly affected by the exchange rate fluctuations in the foreign exchange market. Traditional forecasting methods have not been very useful, and as a result, business firms tend to use hedging or forward... Read More about Determining the invoicing dates for raw material order and finish product dispatch using neural networks under exchange rate volatility.

Towards Reforming Sri Lanka Railways: Insights from International Experience and Industry Expert Opinion (2021)
Journal Article
Kumara, E. G. N. S. H., & Bandara, Y. M. (2021). Towards Reforming Sri Lanka Railways: Insights from International Experience and Industry Expert Opinion. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, 8(2), 51-80. https://doi.org/10.4038/sljer.v8i2.137

Growing of the automobile industry and the demand for personal car use and chronic financial deficits in the balance sheets of rail operators have significantly affected the rail industry deterioration since 1970. However, gradual rail reforms were c... Read More about Towards Reforming Sri Lanka Railways: Insights from International Experience and Industry Expert Opinion.

Cooperation with a vessel transfer policy for coopetition among container terminals in a single port (2020)
Journal Article
Kavirathna, C. A., Kawasaki, T., Hanaoka, S., & Bandara, Y. M. (2020). Cooperation with a vessel transfer policy for coopetition among container terminals in a single port. Transport Policy, 89, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2020.01.010

This paper discusses the effects of the cooperation among terminal operators in a single port as a part of their coopetition strategy in order to increase overall port competitiveness by minimizing vessel traffic congestion and berthing delays at ter... Read More about Cooperation with a vessel transfer policy for coopetition among container terminals in a single port.

A Procedure for Implementing Exploratory Mixed Methods Research into Dry Port Management (2019)
Journal Article
Jeevan, J., Bandara, Y. M., Mohd Saleh, N. H., Ngah, A. H., & Hanafiah, R. (2019). A Procedure for Implementing Exploratory Mixed Methods Research into Dry Port Management. Transactions on Maritime Science, 8(2), 157-170. https://doi.org/10.7225/toms.v08.n02.001

Qualitative approach has become the main method of exploring significant dimensions in dry port research. Quantitative approach has also been employed to examine empirical evidence in this research area. The application of mixed methods has been pro... Read More about A Procedure for Implementing Exploratory Mixed Methods Research into Dry Port Management.

Impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Indian subcontinent under future port development scenarios (2019)
Journal Article
Ruan, X., Bandara, Y. M., Lee, J., Lee, P. T., & Chhetri, P. (2019). Impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Indian subcontinent under future port development scenarios. Maritime Policy and Management, 46(8), 905-919. https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2019.1594425

The aim of this paper is twofold: the first is to assess the extent to which current port development initiatives contribute to securing the status of the Port of Colombo as a regional transshipment (T/S) hub to serve the Indian subcontinent; and the... Read More about Impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Indian subcontinent under future port development scenarios.

Pollution management at a seaport territory in east coast of peninsular Malaysia: Issues and panaceas (2018)
Journal Article
Jeevan, J., Agupo, R. P., Bandara, Y. M., & Park, G. K. (2018). Pollution management at a seaport territory in east coast of peninsular Malaysia: Issues and panaceas. International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy, 10, 49-61

Transport sector activities are the major sources of pollutants to the atmosphere and natural environment. Seaports contribute significantly to the cause of pollution in the water and water front areas they are located. Like other industrial nations... Read More about Pollution management at a seaport territory in east coast of peninsular Malaysia: Issues and panaceas.

Factors Affecting the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Reverse Logistics Process (2018)
Journal Article
Sureka, G., Bandara, Y. M., & Wickramarachchi, D. (2018). Factors Affecting the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Reverse Logistics Process. Journal of International Logistics and Trade, 16(2), 74-87. https://doi.org/10.24006/jilt.2018.16.2.74

The purpose of this research is to identify the current reverse logistics practices adopted by soft drink companies and the prominent factors which can decide the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire process of the reverse logistics channel. Th... Read More about Factors Affecting the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Reverse Logistics Process.

Analysis of Impediments Hindering FMCG Companies from Rail Freight Distribution in Sri Lanka (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Kumarasinghe, S. C., & Bandara, Y. M. (2018). Analysis of Impediments Hindering FMCG Companies from Rail Freight Distribution in Sri Lanka. In 2018 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)https://doi.org/10.1109/mercon.2018.8421924

As rail road multimodal transportation integrates economic, social and environmental advantages, rail freight transportation is considered as a vital and effective distribution solution for both bulk and non-bulk cargo in several countries of the wor... Read More about Analysis of Impediments Hindering FMCG Companies from Rail Freight Distribution in Sri Lanka.

Assessing Impact of Concessionaires on Sea Ports (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Gunasekara, H., & Bandara, Y. (2018). Assessing Impact of Concessionaires on Sea Ports. In 2018 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)https://doi.org/10.1109/mercon.2018.8421931

Concession has been acknowledged as an important tool for port authorities to retain control of ports by contracts out the management and operation to the private sector for a specific time period [1]. This study focuses on developing a model to meas... Read More about Assessing Impact of Concessionaires on Sea Ports.

A methodology for a pricing regime for three-wheeler taxi services (2018)
Journal Article
Bandara, Y., Kevitiyagala, P., & De Alwis, N. (2018). A methodology for a pricing regime for three-wheeler taxi services. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, 5(2), 20-39

The alarming growth of the informal transport sector in Sri Lanka during the past decade has given rise to the need to develop a regulatory framework to ensure the protection of both consumers’ and service providers’ rights, alongside those of the so... Read More about A methodology for a pricing regime for three-wheeler taxi services.

An Optimization Strategy for Inter Terminal Transportation (ITT) of Containers: Case of Port of Colombo (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Edirisooriya, T., & Bandara, Y. M. (2017). An Optimization Strategy for Inter Terminal Transportation (ITT) of Containers: Case of Port of Colombo. In Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

Inter terminal container transportation (ITT) is a transferring process of containers between two more terminals. This research is related with inter terminal transport (ITT) operation of port of Colombo. The main objective of this research is to det... Read More about An Optimization Strategy for Inter Terminal Transportation (ITT) of Containers: Case of Port of Colombo.

Measuring the Economic costs of traffic congestion (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jayasooriya, S., & Bandara, Y. (2017). Measuring the Economic costs of traffic congestion. In 2017 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)https://doi.org/10.1109/mercon.2017.7980471

The main concern of this research is to examines traffic congestion costs related with the road passenger transportation. With the rapid urbanization, it is evident that commercial and socio economic activity tending to centralize only in few major c... Read More about Measuring the Economic costs of traffic congestion.

Analysis of strategic pricing in the port sector: The network approach (2016)
Journal Article
Nguyen, H., Chin, A., Tongzon, J., & Bandara, M. (2016). Analysis of strategic pricing in the port sector: The network approach. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 18, 264-281. https://doi.org/10.1057/mel.2015.9

This article demonstrates how interaction between ports in a network can be analysed in two stages. The first stage is the analysis of the price response functions and it examines how a port sets its prices for infrastructure services given those of... Read More about Analysis of strategic pricing in the port sector: The network approach.

Influential factors in the design of port infrastructure tariffs (2016)
Journal Article
Bandara, Y. M., Nguyen, H., & Chen, S. (2016). Influential factors in the design of port infrastructure tariffs. Maritime Policy and Management, 43(7), 830-842. https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2016.1173735

The main aim of this article is to examine the factors influential to the practical process of port infrastructure tariff design. The analysis is based on the survey data of 67 seaports representing the Australasian, East Asian, European, North Ameri... Read More about Influential factors in the design of port infrastructure tariffs.

Non-Price Competition in the Port Sector: A Case Study of Ports in Turkey (2016)
Journal Article
Esmer, S., Nguyen, H., Bandara, Y. M., & Yeni, K. (2016). Non-Price Competition in the Port Sector: A Case Study of Ports in Turkey. Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 32(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajsl.2016.03.001

Although the port sector has been facing increasing competition, there is limited research on how ports compete using non-price competition strategies. There are a few studies on non-price competition in the port sector. However they mainly focus on... Read More about Non-Price Competition in the Port Sector: A Case Study of Ports in Turkey.

Influential factors in port infrastructure tariff formulation, implementation and revision (2016)
Journal Article
Bandara, Y. M., & Nguyen, H. (2016). Influential factors in port infrastructure tariff formulation, implementation and revision. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 85, 220-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2016.01.011

The process of formulation, revision and approval of port infrastructure tariffs is complex and involves different stakeholders. The extant literature focuses more on port pricing research but pays less attention to the practice of port infrastructur... Read More about Influential factors in port infrastructure tariff formulation, implementation and revision.

The Implications of the Growth of Port Throughput on the Port Capacity: the Case of Malaysian Major Container Seaports (2015)
Journal Article
Jeevan, J., Ghaderi, H., Bandara, Y., Saharuddin, A., & Othman, M. (2015). The Implications of the Growth of Port Throughput on the Port Capacity: the Case of Malaysian Major Container Seaports. International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy, 3, 84-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enavi.2015.12.008

Malaysia, situated between East and West, is an interface in world maritime trade, playing a crucial role in the business of moving container boxes in South-eastern parts of Asia. The prominent container terminals in Malaysia such as Port Klang and P... Read More about The Implications of the Growth of Port Throughput on the Port Capacity: the Case of Malaysian Major Container Seaports.

Port infrastructure pricing policy and practice: a case study of Australia and New Zealand seaports (2015)
Journal Article
Bandara, Y. M., & Nguyen, H. (2015). Port infrastructure pricing policy and practice: a case study of Australia and New Zealand seaports. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, 7(2), 110-131. https://doi.org/10.1080/18366503.2015.1031861

This paper examines the infrastructure charges of seaports and port pricing policies in Australia and New Zealand. Its analysis covers 40 seaports and takes into account their administrative roles as well as geographical factors. An analysis of the e... Read More about Port infrastructure pricing policy and practice: a case study of Australia and New Zealand seaports.

Improving Logistics Management Using Foldable/Collapsible Containers: A Case Study (2015)
Journal Article
Bandara, Y. M., Garaniya, V., Chin, C., & Leong, Z. H. (2015). Improving Logistics Management Using Foldable/Collapsible Containers: A Case Study. Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 31(1), 161-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajsl.2015.03.007

Foldable containers have the potential to enhance the cost efficiency of the logistics industry and improve the problem of space allocation at seaports. Using primary and secondary data sources the pros and cons of using foldable containers as compar... Read More about Improving Logistics Management Using Foldable/Collapsible Containers: A Case Study.

Analysis of the economic and social parameters of the Three-Wheeler Taxi service in Sri Lanka (2010)
Journal Article
Kumarage, A. S., Bandara, M., & Munasinghe, D. (2010). Analysis of the economic and social parameters of the Three-Wheeler Taxi service in Sri Lanka. Research in Transportation Economics, 29(1), 395-400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2010.07.050

Sri Lanka has an extensive Three-Wheeler Taxi service comprised of around 300,000 vehicles. These vehicles, which first made an entry to Sri Lanka’s roads in the early 1980s, account for around 15% of the active motor vehicle fleet at present. Three-... Read More about Analysis of the economic and social parameters of the Three-Wheeler Taxi service in Sri Lanka.