Dr.(Mrs) K.V. J. P. Ekanayake


BSE(Hons)(OUSL), MBA in IT(Moratuwa), BCS(UK), MBCS,CSP(Scrum Alliance), PhD(Moratuwa)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Engineering Technology

Colombo Regional Center, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Second intermediate floor, Science and Technology building,

Office: 0112881147, Ext: 4201

E-mail: kvpad@ou.ac.lk jeevapadmini@gmail.com

I am Dr. Jeeva Ekanayake, a Lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka with over 8 years of experience in the software development industry and 3+ years as an academic. I specialize in Agile software development, testing, and quality assurance, with a passion for coaching and mentoring in Agile methodologies and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). My work includes both academic teaching and practical training, aiming to blend theoretical knowledge with real-world applications. My dedication to fostering Agile practices in software engineering projects is reflected in my ongoing research and professional engagements.


“ There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is miracle. The other is as though everything is miracle”
— Albert Einstein

Areas of Specialization:
  • Agile framework and practices
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • User Experience Engineering
  • Sustainable Public Procurement
  • Software Development Process
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
Research interests:
  • Human Aspects in Software Engineering ( Human Centered Design, Team Dynamics, Agile Project Management, Human Computer Interaction, Cross Cultural Communication)
  • Robotic Process Automation ( RPA)
  • Design Thinking
  • Block Chain Technology
  • Sustainable Development
Programme Coordination:
  • Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (DIST) (2019 – 2022)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours – OUSL (2019 – 2023)

Course Coordination:
  • EEI4267 – Requirement Engineering
  • EEI4361 – User Experience Engineering
  • EEY4189 – Software Design in Group
  • EEI5467 – Software Quality Assurance and Engineering
  • EEM3366 – Introduction to Business Studies
Research Supervisions:
  • Effort Estimation Model for Robotic Process Automation Projects, M. M. Malsha Shehani Mayadunne, Degree of Master of Business Administration in Information Technology (MBAinIT), 2022
  • Decision Support System for Assessing Business Processes Transformation to Robotic Process Automation, W. R. D. L. N. Ranasinghe, Degree Of Master Of Science In Computer Science (MScinCS)) Specializing In Software Architecture,2023
  • Optimize the response time in business process catalogue using Robotic Process Automation (RPA), E. C.  Melagoda, Bachelor of Technology in (Hons) Software Technology, 2024



Use of software metrics in agile software development process, KVJ Padmini, HMND Bandara, I Perera, 2015 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 312-317 61 2015

Adopting design thinking practices to satisfy customer expectations in agile practices: a case from Sri Lankan software development industry, WMDR Prasad, G Perera, KVJ Padmini, HMND Bandara, 2018 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 471-476 22 2018

Applying agile practices to avoid chaos in User Acceptance Testing: A case study, KVJ Padmini, I Perera, HMND Bandara, 2016 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 96-101 20 2016

Challenges faced by agile testers: A case study, KVJ Padmini, PS Kankanamge, HMND Bandara, G Perera, 2018 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 431-436 10 2018

Fleet management with real-time data analytics, R Rathnayaka, K Ekanayake, HUW Rathnayake, HR Jayetileke, 2021 6th International Conference on Information Technology Research (ICITR … 7 2021

A decision support tool to select candidate business processes in robotic process automation (RPA): an empirical study, KV Jeeva Padmini, G Perera, HMN Dilum Bandara, RKOH Silva, Inventive Computation and Information Technologies: Proceedings of ICICIT … 5 2021

EcoGrowAdviser: Organic fertiliser recommendation system to enhance organic fertilization process-a case from Sri Lankan farming industry, GG Perera, JPD Wijesekara, P Subhashini, KVJP Ekanayake, MRI Rashid, International Journal of Agricultural Extension 12 (1), 35-49 2024

Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Practices in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry
Ekanayake, E. M. P. G. A, Jayasinghe, C, Perera, K. P. H ,Ekanayake, K. V. J. P., International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE 2023) 2023
RABAN-a software implementation process for robotic process automation (RPA) projects
KVJ Padmini

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