Department of Banking & Finance

Welcome to the Department of Banking and Finace

The Department of Banking & Finance is one of pioneer academic departments in the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, which offers the B.Sc Banking and Finance (Special) degree programme every year to the undergraduates of the faculty since 2001. The Department of Banking and Finance is committed to providing a well-rounded banking and finance education and co-curricular experience to all its students. The department is basically focused on the subject areas of Economics, Bank Management, Investments, Financial Markets and Institutions. The primary focus of the department is to enhance undergraduate and postgraduate learning and knowledge by teaching particularly in Banking & Finance and technology, and in close association with industry and commerce.


“To be the center of excellence in banking and finance education and research in Sri Lanka.”


“To achieve excellence in the diffusion of knowledge relate to Banking and Financial services in line with the best practices for the field of Banking and Finance ”

Message from the Head of the Department

Welcome to the website of the Department of Banking & Finance.

The Department of Banking & Finance is the pioneer department to offer a specialized degree in Banking & Finance in Sri Lanka. Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree in Banking & Finance is a four-year duration programme conducted in English medium offered with the objective of providing a sound academic & professional background in Banking & Finance enabling the graduates to learn a wide array of subjects from the areas of Banking & Finance. The department is offering students an outcome-based education through outcome-based teaching and learning process to develop their personal capabilities, discipline-specific competencies, professional, ethical and social attributes in order to become a skilled graduate who can compete in the global context.

The department focuses on the holistic development of undergraduates by a combination of both curricular and extracurricular activities. Apart from the curriculum, the department provides the opportunity for students to follow several certificate courses developed to improve their soft skills, language fluency and research competencies. The department has partnered with many reputed banks and financial institutions enabling students to gain the opportunity to expose to real-world, by completing a comprehensive internship programme of six months during the degree programme.

The department staff comprises many PhD qualified academics and well-experienced staff in the discipline of Banking & Finance. The entire fraternity of the Department of Banking & Finance cohesively works and commits towards the accomplishment of its mission of achieving excellence as a department in the arena of Banking and Finance.

This website provides you an overview of the academic programs, research activities, and profiles of staff members along with details of the student activities of the department.

Mr. AGDLK Gunaratna.