DOA News Bulletin

Deparment of Accountacy

DR. DAM PERERA WAS APPOINTED AS THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

DOA

INTERNAL QUALITY REVIEW

As per the Academic Quality Enhancement Framework (AQEF) requirements, DOA conducted an annual self-assessment of each study programme to assess the progress of the Department until 2019, by appointing an internal review panel comprising 3 senior academic members; Prof. BPA Jayaweera, Dean/ Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries, and Nutrition, Ms WDNSM Tennakoon, Senior Lecturer/ Department of Business Management, and Mr UES Kumara, Senior Lecturer/ Department of Accountancy.

With the guidance of the Head of the Department Prof. DAM Perera, Department Quality Coordinator Ms. GKN Priyadarshini and Department Quality Sub-Coordinator Mr. YDR Kuruppuarachchi coordinated the programme successfully.

The Dean of the faculty, Prof. SK Gamage, also participated in this event’s inauguration held in the Faculty Career Guidance Unit on the 14th of August 2020.

SACFIRE 2020

Annual Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Research

Department of Accountancy organized its Annual Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Research (SACFIRE – 2020) consecutively for the 6th time on 10th November 2020 as an online symposium, under the guidance of Mr. UES Kumara, the conference chair SACFIRE 2020.  SACFIRE 2020 was organized as an open annual symposium for all the undergraduates in the university system to enhance their research skills. The theme of the symposium was “Business Sustainability through Contemporaneous Research in a Turbulent Environment”. Prof. Athula Ekanayake, Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya delivered the key-note speech of the event addressing the role of a CFO in a turbulent environment which is a timely topic applicable to the industry.

Best wishes for the Achievements!

Dr DAM Perera, the Senior Lecturer, attached to the Department of Accountancy of the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance and the Head of the Department of Accountancy, promoted as a Professor in Accounting and Finance. He has contributed to the university and the nation with his knowledge and skills throughout the last decades. We wish him the best of luck on behalf of the university.

Ms. Gayani Jayasinghe, Senior Lecturer, successfully completed her MSc. in Financial Mathematics at the University of Moratuwa.

Ms. Niluka Priyadarshani, Senior Lecturer, successfully completed her MSc. in Applied Finance at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Mr. SMRK Samarakoon, Lecturer (Prob), completed his Master of Science in Financial Mathematics at the University of Moratuwa.

Ms. EAIN Ediriweera, Lecturer (Prob), completed her Master of Science in Financial Mathematics at the University of Moratuwa.

Department of Accountancy

Academic Activities

Prof. DAM Perera

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Satheeskumar, S., Perera, D.A.M., An analysis of team effectiveness on branch performance of Bank of Ceylon in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Journal of Accountancy and Finance. (2019), Volume 06, Issue 02.
  • Samarakoon, J.N.F., & Perera, D.A.M., Adoption of cross-border e-commerce by small and medium enterprise exporters; A study based on North-Western and central provinces of Sri Lanka. Journal of Accountancy and Finance. (2019), Volume 06, Issue 01.

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Weerasinghe, D. G. H. L. & Perera, D. A. M., The Relationship Between Strategic Orientation and SMEs Performance: The Case in Kandy & Kurunegala District in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Weerasinghe, W. P. P. T. & Perera, D. A. M., Macro-Economic Variables and Stock Market Performance – With Special Reference to Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Weerawardhana, P. A. K. M. & Perera, D. A. M., Perception of Demographic Factors, Culture and Financial Literacy Towards the Investment Behaviour of Government School Teachers in Sri Lanka with Special Reference to The Advanced Level Commerce Teachers in Gampaha District. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Yasapalitha, G. G. C. D. & Perera, D. A. M., General Perception Towards the Capital Market Among University Academics in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Vindyani, Y. A. D. W. & Perera. D. A. M., Impact of Leverage on Firm Performance in Consumer Services Companies (Hotel and Travelling Sector) Listed in Colombo Stock Exchange in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Upeksha, L. H. P. D. & Perera, D. A. M., Effect to The Accounts Receivables Management on Profitability in Material Companies Listed in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Lakmali, H. M. R. & Perera, D. A. M., Identifying Factors Affecting Adoption of Computerized Accounting Systems Among SME’s in Bandarawela Divisional Secretariat, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Wickramasinghe, W. P. G. I. M. & Perera, D. A. M., An Analysis of Predictability of Share Price Changes Using Share Valuation Models. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Senevirathne, S. A. M. T. S. & Perera, D. A. M., Practice Developments in Budgeting: A Case of the Budgeting Process at ABC Company. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Senavirathna, W. A. S. M. I. D. & Perera, D. A. M., An Analysis of Challenges and Prospects of Implementing ERP in Listed Companies of Colombo Stock Market. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Ishara, B. U. & Perera, D. A. M., Determinants of Foreign Direct Investments in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Wijerathna, W. G. A. B. & Perera, D. A. M., Entrepreneurial Intention among Undergraduates: A Case of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Abeysekara, A. W. A. D. T. R. & Perera, D. A. M., Challenges of Micro-Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka: A Case of Women Entrepreneurship in Gampaha District. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Dushmanthi, H. W. M. D. & Perera, D. A. M., Psychological Empowerment of Women through Entrepreneurship-A Study on Women Entrepreneurs in North-Western Province, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Anushi, T. A. & Perera, D. A. M., The Impact of Macroeconomic Variables on Foreign Institutional Investment in Sri Lanka (Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange). Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Other Publications


  • Published a paper article on “Current Economic Challenges” in DESHAYA Newspaper.

Research Activities


  • Session Chair – Accounting Track – ARSYM 2020
  • Panel Member – Accounting Information Systems, Contemporary Issues and Case Studies Tack – SACFIRE 2020
  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
  • JAF (Vol 6) – Editor in Chief
  • Department Contribution
  • Member – Fund Raising and Finance Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)
    University Contribution
  • Exoficio Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantitative Finance and Analytics Degree Programme
  • Exoficio Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. In Business Finance (External) Degree Programme

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme
  • Participated as a resource person for two webinars organized by the Industrial Services bureau for SMEs
  • Conducted 03 staff training sessions for Union Assurance PLC on “Managing your Business under COVID 19 Pandemic”
  • Conducted a staff training session for MDRT member of Union Assurance PLC on “Managing your Personal Finance”
  • Conducted a staff training session for AIA Insurance PLC on “Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic on Country Economy”
  • Participated as the Chief Guest for Book launching: “Weshantharana” authored by Suneththra Aluthdunne on 09th February 2020
  • Conducted a webinar for AIA Insurance PLC on “Managing Personal Finance in Pandemic Environment” on 03rd June 2020.
  • Participated as a resource person for the preparation of Strategic Plan of the SANASA Campus on 26th June 2020.
  • Participated as a panel member for the DAWASA programme organized by the Sirasa TV on 29th June 2020.
  • Conducted a presentation for professionals on “New Mindsets to Drive Future Success” on 23rd August 2020 at Blue Sky Hotel, Kurunegala.
  • Conducted a presentation for managers on “Simple Tips to Becoming a Better Manager” on 05th September 2020 at Nikado Reception Hall, Kadawatha.
  • Participated as a resource person for the Stakeholder meeting for the Economic Degree Revision of the Rajarata University on 12th September 2020
  • Provincial Coordinator – North-Western Province for the Graduate Training Programme – 2020
  • Participated as a resource person for the Business Orientation programme for the undergraduates of Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka on 22nd December 2020.
  • Participated as a resource person for the Internship Orientation programme for the undergraduates of Faculty of Management Studies Rajarata University of Sri Lanka on 29th December 2020.
  • Participated as a resource person for the Business Orientation programme for the undergraduates of the Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka on 22nd December 2020.
  • Participated as a resource person for the Internship Orientation programme for the undergraduates of the Faculty of Management Studies Rajarata University of Sri Lanka on 29th December 2020.
  • Participated as a panel member for the 05th “KATHIKAWA” programme on 27th December 2020.

Dr. Kumara Uluwatta

Research Activities


  • Session Chair – Accounting Track – ARSYM 2020
  • Panel Member – Financial Reporting Practices, Auditing, and Taxation Tack – SACFIRE 2020
  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
  • Reviewer – JAF (Vol 6)

Department Contribution


  • External Affairs Coordinator
  • Coordinator – Accounting Day 2020
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Faculty Contribution


  • Chair – Finance Committee – ARSYM 2020

National Contribution


  • Participated as a resource person for a discussion on “Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic on Country Economy” at the Sri Palee Campus of the University of Colombo

Ms. WADKJ Wanigasekara

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Wanigasekara, W.A.D.K.J., Weligamage, S.S & Karunarathne, W.V.A.D., Measuring value creation: Combination of financial value drivers and non-financial value drivers: A Literature Review. Journal of Accountancy and Finance. (2019), Volume 06, Issue 01.
  • Sarangi, I.W.M.S., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., & Wanigasekara, W.A.D.K.J., Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Stock Returns: Evidence from a Frontier Market. International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Wanigasekara, W.A.D.K.J., Deshika, N.P.T., Human Capital Efficiency and Employee Productivity: A Comparative Analysis of the Manufacturing Sector vs. Service Sector Public Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Divyanjalee, P. D. M. & Wanigasekara, W. A. D. K. J., Effect of Board Characteristics on Sustainability Reporting: Evidence from Listed Manufacturing Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Abeyweera, U. G. S. M. & Wanigasekara, W. A. D. K. J., Intellectual Capital, and Firms’ Profitability: A Comparative Study in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Senanayake, D. B. A. & Wanigasekara, W. A. D. K. J., The effect of interest rate fluctuations on profitability of commercial banks in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Bandara, M. A. B. S. L. A. & Wanigasekara, W. A. D. K. J., Impact of Board Structure on Capital Structure: Empirical Evidence from Staple Industry in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Herath, C. H. H. K. I. P. & Wanigasekara, W. A. D. K. J., The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Firm Value: Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Buddhika, H. P. A. & Wanigasekara, W. A. D. K. J., Cash Flows and Performance of Manufacturing Companies Listed in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance
  • Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


  • Session Chair – Finance Track – ARSYM 2020
  • Panel Member – Corporate Governance Tack – SACFIRE 2020
  • Reviewer – SACFIRE 2020
  • Reviewer – ARSYM 2020
  • Reviewer – ICBM 2020
  • Department Contribution
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Mr. UES Kumara

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Jayasinghe, M. J. & Kumara. U. E. S., Is Corporate Governance a Substance of Failure? Journal of Annual Research Symposium in Management (2020). Volume 01, Issue 01.
    Research Publications – Extended Abstracts
  • Jayasinghe, M. J. & Kumara. U. E. S., Is Corporate Governance a Substance of Failure? Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Nimanthika, P.K., Kumara U.E.S., Lakmal, W.A.I., Effect of Board Leadership Structure on Earnings Quality. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Chamathka, P. K. & Kumara, U. E. S., Corporate Governance and Risk Reporting. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Ranathunga, R. M. L. S. & Kumara, U. E. S., Impact of Corporate Board Characteristics on Dividend Policy. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Warnakulasooriya, W. M. P. G. U. C. & Kumara, U. E. S., Does CEO Power Deteriorate Earnings? Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • DeSilva, D. S. D. & Kumara, U. E. S., Does Corporate Governance Enhance the Quality of Corporate Reporting? Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Dissanayake, D. M. T. S. & Kumara, U. E. S. & Deshika, N. P. T., The Effect of Corporate Governance on Stock Return Volatility. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Thennakoon, T. M. A. N. B. & Kumara, U. E. S. & Mendis, M. O. S., Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance, and Liquidity Policy. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Rodrigo, N. W. & Kumara, U. E. S. & Mendis, M. O., Do Corporate Governance Mechanisms Determine Capital Expenditure Behaviour? Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


  • Session Chair – Economic, Finance and Accounting Track – ARSYM 2020
  • Chair – SACFIRE 2020
  • Panel Member – Corporate Finance Tack – SACFIRE 2020
  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
  • Paper reviewer, International Conference on Management & Economics 2020, Faculty of Management Studies and Finance, University of Ruhuna
  • Paper Reviewer, Journal of Accountancy and Finance – Volume 06 – Issue II, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Paper Reviewer, Annual Research Symposium in Management (ARSYM – 2020), Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Department Contribution


  • Member – Inauguration, Registration Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Curriculum Development Coordinator
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)
  • Faculty Contribution
  • Member – Journal Publication Committee – ARSYM 2020
  • Member – Finance Committee – ARSYM 2020

University Contribution


  • Coordinator – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantitative Finance and Analytics Degree Programme
  • Exoficio Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. In Business Finance (External) Degree Programme

National Contribution


  • Participating for the syllabus revision of Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya
  • Resource Person, Workshop on Secondary Data for Staff Members, Department of Insurance and Finance, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Resource Person, Workshop on Research Methodology, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
  • Participated as a Chief Guest for the Bank Assurance Week organized by the Nations Trust Bank, Wariyapola.
  • Conducted a workshop for the Ordinary Level Students and the Advanced Level Students on “How to get ready for the Examination” at D.S. Senanayake Central College, Uhumeeya.
  • Paper Reviewer, Annual International Research Symposium (AIRS – 2020), International College of Business and Technology (ICBT).
  • Paper Reviewer, Journal of Management Matters, Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
  • Paper Reviewer, Journal of Insurance and Finance, Department of Insurance and Valuation, Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Ms. UGAC Karunananda

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Nuwaragedara, N. G. K. K. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Internal and External Determinants of Bank Profitability: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Manojini, R. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Gender Diversity in The Boardroom and Firm Financial Performance: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Eraula, W. A. M. K. B. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Does Working Capital Management Enhance the Firms Performance & Value: A Study on South Asian Perspective. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Prabashwara, E. G. K. J. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Impact of the Corporate Governance on Corporate Failures: Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Jayawardana, R. G. P. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Corporate Ownership Structure and Firm Performance: Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Priyadarshani, R. M. S. P. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Gender Diversity of the Board, and the Firm Performance: A South Asian Prospect. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Nitkunananthan, G. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Impact of Tax Policies on Economic Growth: A South Asian Prospects. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Ranathunga, R. A. M. S. & Karunananda, U. G. A. C., Impact of Merges and Acquisitions on Stock Return: Evidence from Listed Companies in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


  • Panel Member – Financial Reporting Practices, Auditing, and Taxation Track – SACFIRE 2020
  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
  • JAF (Vol 6) – Assistant Editor
  • Review Panel Member – ARSYM 2020
  • Reviewer Journal of ARSYM 2020

Department Contribution


  • Chair – Publication and Editorial Committee – SACFIRE 2020

Academic Coordinator


  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Faculty Contribution


  • Conveyer – Process of signing MOU between Faculty of Business Studies & Finance and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

University Contribution


  • Coordinator/Chair – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. In Business Finance (External) Degree Programme

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme
  • Chief Examiner – Advanced Level Examination – Paper Marking 2020

Ms. UGVDD Gunarathne

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Dissanayake, D. M. S. D. & Gunarathne, U. G. V. D. D., Impact of Financial Distress and Liquidity on Firm’s Financial Performance. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Ekanayake, E. M. A. G. S. A. & Gunarathne, U. G. V. D. D., Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Dilrukshi, H. M. G. & Gunarathne, U. G. V. D. D., Determinants of Investment Decision Making of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


  • Panel Member – Investor Behaviour Track – SACFIRE 2020
  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
  • Reviewer – JAF (Vol 6)

Department Contribution


  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

National Contribution


Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Ms. DHSW Dissanayake

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Fernando, D., Dissanayake, D.H.S.W., Deshika, N.P.T., Women in Boards and Sustainability: Empirical evidence from Sri Lanka., International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Dissanayake., D.H.S.W., Dissabandara, D.B.P.H., Ajward, A.R., Perera, K.L.W., The Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Sustainability: A Systematic Literature Review., International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Fernando., L.R.D., Dissanayake., D.H.S.W., Mendis., M.O.S., The Impact of Corporate Governance on Dividend Policy: An Empirical Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka., South Asian Journal of Finance., Volume 1, Issue 1.

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Lakmali, P. G. N. & Dissanayake, D. H. S. W. & Mendis, M. O. S., The Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Sustainability: Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Ekanayake, W. M. A. D. & Dissanayake, D. H. S. W. & Deshika, N. P. T., Corporate Governance Issues and Challenges in Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Pathiraja, P. M. A. U. & Dissanayake, D. H. S. W. & Mendis, M. O. S., The Impact of Audit Committee Attributes on Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Abeysekaara., S.M., Dissanayake., D.H.S.W., Mendis., M.O.S., Impact of corporate social responsibility on financial performance: Empirical evidence from Sri Lankan listed companies. Proceeding of 3rd National Research Symposium on Management. 20th August 2020.
  • Dissanayake, D.H.S.W., Deshika, N.P.T., The employee perceptions towards Corporate Governance Practices of the Listed Companies in Sri Lanka., Proceeding of Accounting Researchers and Educators (ICARE) 2020.
  • Kumari, R.S.P.D., Dissanayake, D.H.S.W., Deshika, N.P.T., The impact of Financial Literacy on business performance in Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from Kegalle District in Sri Lanka., Proceeding of 7th International Conference on

Research Activities


  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020

Department Contribution


  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

University Contribution


  • Exoficio Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantitative Finance and Analytics Degree Programme
  • Exoficio Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. In Business Finance (External) Degree Programme

Continuous Development


  • Participated for a Webinar Series on “Triangular Approaches in research”, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in collaboration with the Emerald Publishing Group.

Ms. JAGP Jayasinghe

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Jayasinghe, J.A.G.P., Factors Influencing Dividend Policy: Case Study of Bank Finance and Insurance Firms Listed in Colombo Stock Exchange, Journal of Business Management (JBM) Volume 03, Issue 02 – 2020, Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, ISSN: 2651-0189

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Weerasekara, W. M. C. P. & Jayasinghe, J. A. G. P., A Study on Psychological Aspects of employees After the Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to an Organization; With Special Reference to XYZ Company. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management.16th October 2020.
  • Welengoda, H. W. C. S. & Jayasinghe, J. A. G. P., The Impact of Board Characteristics on Corporate Risk Evidence from Industrial Companies Listed in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management.16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Weerasekara, W. M. C. P. & Jayasinghe, J. A. G. P., Psychological aspects of employees after implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to an organization: A case study in a Sri Lankan company. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Welengoda, H. W. C. S. & Jayasinghe, J. A. G. P., Impact of Board Characteristics on Corporate Risk-Taking. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
  • Review panel member of 17th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM 2020) of the
  • Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Department Contribution


  • Academic Sub Coordinator
  • Student Staff Liaison Committee – Student Counsellor
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Faculty Contribution


  •  Member – Publication & Editorial Committee – ARSYM 2020
  • Member – Research & Higher Degree Committee

University Contribution


  •  Content Developer of B.Sc. (Honours) in Quantitative Finance & Analytics Degree Programme
  • Student Counsellor for the Faculty of Business Studies & Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Member – Committee of Directors & Academic Coordinators of Fee Levying Programmes

Ms. GKN Priyadarshani

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Perera, L. T. D. & Priyadarshani, G. K. N., The Effect of Board Characteristics on Corporate Financial Leverage: Evidence from Non-Financial Companies Listed in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Hettiarachchi, H. A. P. M. & Priyadarshani, G. K. N., Factors affecting the End-Users’ acceptance of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system; Evidence from apparel industry in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Bandara, D. M. C. S. & Priyadarshani, G. K. N., Impact of Capital Structure on Firm Value; Evidence from Manufacturing Companies Listed in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Basnayake, R. M. R. T. & Priyadarshani, G. K. N., Impact of Working Capital Management on Shareholders’ Wealth of Listed Manufacturing Companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Hansika, W. P. K. B. & Priyadarshani, G. K. N., Impact of Financial Leverage and Operating Leverage on Firm Value: Evidence from Manufacturing Companies Listed on Colombo Stock Exchange in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Kumara, S. H. A. C. P. & Priyadarshani, G. K. N., Earnings Per Share (EPS), Dividend Per Share (DPS) and the Share Price Behaviour; Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Tharika, M. V. R. & Priyadarshani, G. K. N., Impact of Presidential Elections on the Stock Market Returns in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Hewagama, H. D. K. Priyadarshani, G. K. N. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Impact of Easter Sunday Attack on Stock Market Return: Evidence from Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


  • Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
  • Review Panel Member – ARSYM 2020

Department Contribution


  • Member – Food, Refreshment and Hospitality Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Research and Development Coordinator
  • Newsletter (Vol 6) – Editor
  • Coordinators – CMA
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Faculty Contribution


  • Deputy Coordinator Activity 04 – AHEAD Project

Ms. WAN Priyadarshanie

Research Publications – Book Chapters


  • Priyadarshanie. W.A.N, Impact of Managerial and Entrepreneurial Skills on the Success of Small and Medium Enterprises, Travel and Tourism: Sustainability, Economics, and Management Issues, Proceedings of the Tourism Outlook Conferences, 161 – 170

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Nimanthi, D. K. S. & Priyadarshanie, W. A. N., Impact of Environmental Disclosure Practices on Financial Performance; Evidence from Sri Lankan Listed Companies. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Harindranathan, A. S. & Priyadharshanie, W. A. N., Impact of Ownership Structure on Voluntary Disclosures of Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management.16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Bandara, R. A. A. U. & Priyadharshanie, W. A. N., The Impact of Voluntary Disclosure on Cost of Capital of Listed Companies of Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Karunarathna, H. R. D. C. & Priyadharshanie, W. A. N., Impact of Financial Leverage on Real Earnings Management: Evidence from the Listed Manufacturing Companies Listed in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Wickramarathna, R. D. D. P. & Priyadharshanie, W. A. N., Impact of Financial Reporting Quality (FRQ) on Investment Efficiency; Evidence from Listed Manufacturing Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Amarasena, P. H. G. S. S. & Priyadharshanie, W. A. N., Whether Firms Show a Commitment to Increasing Disclosures Over the Time: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Vilasani, H. M. S. & Priyadharshanie, W. A. N., Impact of Ownership Structure on Firm Performance of Sri Lankan Listed Companies in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


• Review Panel Member – SACFIRE 2020
• Member of Review Panel – International Conference on Business Management (ICBM – 2020)

Department Contribution


  • Member – Programme Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Coordinators – CA/ACCA
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)
  • Discipline Leader – Accountancy

Faculty Contribution


  • Quality Assurance Coordinator

University Contribution


  • Exoficio Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantitative Finance and Analytics Degree Programme

Continuous Development


  • Participated for a Webinar Series on “Triangular Approaches in research”, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in collaboration with the Emerald Publishing Group.

Mr. SMRK Samarakoon

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Hettiarachchi., M.H.A.S.U., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., Stock market liquidity and firms’ dividend policy: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Journal of Accountancy and Finance. (2019), Volume 06, Issue 02.
  • Herath, H.M.K.M., Samarkoon, S.M.R.K., Capital Asset Pricing Model with liquidity risk: Sri Lankan Perspective., Journal of Accountancy and Finance. (2019), Volume 06, Issue 01.

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Senavirathna, P. B. P. H. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Stock Liquidity and Firm Corporate Dividend Policy. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Jayarathne, M. D. S. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., The Reaction of Share Prices to The Announcements of Right Issues and Debenture Issues: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Lakmal, B. C. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., The Long-Run Performance of Mergers & Acquisitions: Sri Lankan Evidence. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Kodithuwakku, K.A.S.S and Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., Easter attack 2019 and Hotel and Travel sector in Sri Lanka: An event study approach. Proceeding of 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies. 26th October 2020.
  • Jayarathne, M. D. S and Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Right issue announcements and share prices: An event study approach. Proceeding of 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies. 26th October 2020.
  • Fernando, W. M. D. N and Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Stock market liquidity and firm performance: Evidence from a Frontier Market. Proceeding of 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies. 26th October 2020.
  • Herath, H. M. K. M and Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Asset pricing with liquidity risk: Evidence from a Frontier Market. Proceeding of 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies. 26th October 2020.
  • Hettiarachchi, M.H.A.S.U & Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., Stock market liquidity and firm dividend policy: Evidence from a Frontier Market. Proceeding of 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies. 26th October 2020
  • Rathnayake, K. D. S. M and Samarakoon, S.M.R. K., Corporate financial distress prediction: An application of Multiple Discriminant analysis. Proceeding of 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies. 26th October 2020.
  • Rozairo, H. P and Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Corporate risk management and firm performance: Sri Lankan perspective. Proceeding of 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies. 26th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Sandamini, I. R. N. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning: Evidence from Western Province in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Rathnayake, K. D. S. M. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., A Study of Corporate Financial Distress Prediction in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
    Sarangi, I. W. M. S. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Impact of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions on Stock Returns: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Hettiarachchi, M. H. A. S. U. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Stock Market Liquidity and Firms’ Dividend Policy: South Asian Context. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Herath, H. M. K. M. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Asset Pricing with Liquidity Risk. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Kodithuwakku, K. A. S. S. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., The Behaviour of Stock Prices of Sri Lankan Hotel and Travel Sector Companies: Impact of Civil War and Easter Attack 2019. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Rozairo, H. P. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Corporate Risk Management and Financial Performance of Firms: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Fernando, P. M. S. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Conditional Relationship between Beta and Returns: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Hewagama, H. D. K. Priyadarshani, G. K. N. & Samarakoon, S. M. R. K., Impact of Easter Sunday Attack on Stock Market Return: Evidence from Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Herath, H.M.K.M., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., The Role of Liquidity Risk in Asset Pricing: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Hettiarachchi, M.H.A.S.U., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K. & Rathnayake, R.M.T.N., Does Stock Market Liquidity Affect Firms’ Dividend Policy? Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Fernando, P.M.S., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., The Conditional Relation between Beta and Returns: Evidence from a Frontier Market. Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Soyza, W. S. S., Kodithuwakku, K.A.S.S. & Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., Stock Price Reaction to the Stock Splits Announcement of Listed Companies in CSE. Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Kodithuwakku, K.A.S.S., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., Hotel and Travel Sector in Sri Lanka and Easter Attack 2019: An Event Study. Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Rozairo, H.P., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., & Liyanaarachchi, U.S., Financial Performance of the Firms, and the Enterprise Risk Management: A Sri Lankan Perspective. Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Jayarathne, M.D.S., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., & Dissanayake, A.R., The Reaction of Right Issues and Debenture Issues on Share Prices: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Sarangi, I.W.M.S., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K., & Wanigasekara, W.A.D.K.J., Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Stock Returns: Evidence from a Frontier Market. Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.

Department Contribution


  • Member – Technical, Audio Visual and Publicity Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Inauguration, Registration Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Publication and Editorial Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Curriculum Development Sub Coordinator
  • Web and LMS Coordinator
  • Student Staff Liaison Committee – Coordinator
  • Coordinators – CISI
  • Editor – Prospectus 2020
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Faculty Contribution


  • Coordinator Activity 04 – AHEAD Project

University Contribution


  • Sub-coordinator – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantitative Finance and Analytics Degree Programme
  • Committee Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. In Business Finance (External) Degree Programme

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Ms. BACH Wijesinghe

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Gunasekara, M.G.H.C., Wijesinghe, B.A.C.H., The impact of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system on the role of Accountants: Evidence from public listed companies in Sri Lanka. Journal of Annual Research Symposium in Management (2020). Volume 01, Issue 01.

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Dias, D. P. M. D. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., Determinants of foreign direct investment inflows in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Wijesinghe, D. K. C. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., The Effect of Budgetary Control on Financial Performance of SMEs in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Perera, D. F. M. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., Impact of The Intellectual Capital, and Its Components on Financial Performance with Special Reference to Listed Companies in CSE. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.
  • Gunasekara, M. G. H. C. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Implementation on The Role of Accountants: A Survey on Public Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management.16th October 2020.
  • Gunasinghe, G. R. T. P. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., The Impact of Macroeconomic Variables on Corporate Performance: Evidence from Listed Firms in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Rajapaksha, W. G. B. D. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., Impact of Information Technology on Internal Auditing of Sri Lankan Companies. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Jayanandana, K. M. D. L. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., Corporate Governance and Financial Distress: An Empirical Evidence. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Gunathilaka, V. S. K. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., The Impact of Credit Risk Management on Financial Performance of Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Pathirana, H. P. D. S. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., Factors Affecting the Level of Corporate Environmental Disclosure in Annual Reports of Sri Lankan Companies. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Chamodya, Y. H. D. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., The Share Price Reactions to Merger and Acquisition Announcements. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Rathnayake, R. M. D. & Wijesinghe, B. A. C. H., The Impact of Financial Variables on Systematic Risk of Common Stock. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Department Contribution


  • Member – Publication and Editorial Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Academic Secretary Jan – May
  • Coordinators – CIMA
  • Editor – Prospectus 2020
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Mr. YDR Kuruppuarachchi

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Senevirathne, W.A.R., Weerasekara, C.P., Nilwala, W.M., Silva, G.A.J., Kuruppuarachchi, Y.D.R., Gunasekara, R.P., and Nisansala D.W., Financial health and wealth of white collars: Empirical study between financial literacy and financial well-being in Sri Lanka. Journal of Accountancy and Finance. (2019), Volume 06, Issue 02.

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Pemarathna, E. M. S. M. & Kuruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Impact of Social-Media on Investors’ Intention to Invest in The Financial Market in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Kularathna, P. B. S. N. M. M. S. K. & Kuruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Factors affecting the decision to adopt computerized accounting system by small and medium enterprises in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Shamodani, P. I. & Kuruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Determinants of Capital Expenditure on Listed Manufacturing Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Pathirana, R. P. S. M. & Kuruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Factors Affecting the Adoption of Formal Accounting Systems by SMEs in Kurunegala District. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Malsha, G. A. J. & Kuruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Investment Behaviour of Small and Medium Enterprises: Special Reference with Gampaha District. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Munasinghe, T. S. K. & Kuruppuarachchi., Y. D. R., Investment Behaviour among Undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Nanayakkara, J. D. H. & Kuruppuarachchi., Y. D. R., Factors Affecting to Investment Decisions of Entrepreneur: Special Reference to Puttalam District in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Hettiarachchi, H. A. K. C. & Kruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Effect of Intellectual Capital on Financial Performance of Listed Manufacturing Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Jayamanna, J. A. S. N. & Kruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards Adaption on Quality of Accounting Information in Terms of Value Relevance. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Wanigasinghe, W. W. L. J. U. & Kruppuarachchi, Y. D. R., Effect of Taxation on SMEs. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Department Contribution


  • Secretary – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Programme Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Quality Assurance Sub Coordinator
  • Research and Development Sub Coordinator
  • Student Staff Liaison Committee – Secretary
  • Field Visit Coordinator
  • Coordinator – CFA
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Faculty Contribution


  • Member – Technical Committee – ARSYM 2020

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Continuous Development


  • Participated for a Webinar Series on how to publish in top tier academic journals, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in collaboration with the Emerald Publishing Group.

Ms. EAIN Ediriweera

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Malkanthi, I. D. D. & Ediriweera, E. A. I. N., Does the Monetary Policy Impact Towards the Performance of Share Market in Sri Lanka? Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Ediriweera, E.A.I.N. Deshika N.P.T., (2020). “Empirical Study on Factors Influencing for Inflationary Condition in Sri Lanka: Orthodox Streamlining of Influential Factors.” 2nd International Conference on Economics and Finance, Department of Economics, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, pp. 48., 23rd January 2020.
    Jayasooriya, J. A. D. I. & Ediriweera, E. A. I. N., Factors Impacting to Deviate the Entrepreneurial Intention among Undergraduates. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Kaumini, B. H. S. & Ediriweera, E. A. I. N., Survey on Consumer Buying Behaviour of Cosmetics Products: Engel-Blackwell-Kollat (EBK) Model. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Prasanna, H. K. G. T. & Ediriweera, E. A. I. N., Impact of the Perceived Value among Apple, and Other Brands Customers towards Their Buying Behaviour. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Prabuddhika, M. L. A. & Ediriweera, E. A. I. N., Factors Affecting to Motivate Adoption of Integrated Reporting Framework among Listed Companies in Colombo Stock Exchange. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Manukularathna, D. M. P. A. & Ediriweera, E. A. I. N., Impacts of Employee Perception on Selected Components of Internal Control Systems Placed in Textile Manufacturing Companies. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Dayarathne, S. G. M. L. & Ediriweera, E. A. I. N., Do Gold Prices Deteriorate Stock Market Performance? Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.

Research Activities


  • Research Supervisor – Action Valley Campus, Kurunegala

Department Contribution


  • Member – Publication and Editorial Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Fund Raising and Finance Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Food, Refreshment and Hospitality Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • External Affairs Sub Coordinator
  • Internship Coordinator
  • Newsletter (Vol 6) – Assistant Editor
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2017/18 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 for the Level 03 undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy
  • Academic Advisor for Level 4 Undergraduates (2017/18 Academic Year)

Faculty Contribution


  • Coordinator Group C – Level 01 OBT Programme 2020 – (Academic Year 2017/18)
  • Mentor for the Academic Year 2018/19 Level 01 undergraduates of the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance – Group D

University Contribution


  • Secretary – Board of Study – Professional Certificate in Managerial Skills Development (PCMSD)
  • Secretary – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantitative Finance and Analytics Degree Programme
  • Committee Member – Special Committee of the Proposed B.Sc. In Business Finance (External) Degree Programme

National Contribution


  •  Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Continuous Development


  • Participated for a Webinar Series on how to publish in top tier academic journals, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in collaboration with the Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Participated for a Webinar on the Journal of cyber security in the “New Normal”, organized by Cardiff Metropolitan University.
  • Research Conference and Workshops – Department of Economics, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, India

Dr. RMTN Ratnayake

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Hettiarachchi, M.H.A.S.U., Samarakoon, S.M.R.K. & Rathnayake, R.M.T.N., Does Stock Market Liquidity Affect Firms’ Dividend Policy? Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.

Department Contribution


  • Member – Inauguration, Registration Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Technical, Audio Visual and Publicity Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Designer – Proceedings – SACFIRE 2020
  • JAF (Vol 6) – Editorial Board Member
  • Conference Host – SACFIRE 2020

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Ms. MOS Mendis

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Fernando., L.R.D., Dissanayake., D.H.S.W., Mendis., M.O.S., The Impact of Corporate Governance on Dividend Policy: An Empirical Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka., South Asian Journal of Finance., Volume 1, Issue 1.

Research Publications – Extended Abstracts


  • Lakmali., P. G. N. & Dissanayake, D. H. S. W. & Mendis, M. O. S., The Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Sustainability: Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. 16th October 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Mendis., M.O.S., Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Profitability in Sri Lankan Listed Companies., 2nd International Conference on Economics and Finance, Department of Economics, K.K. Birla Goa Campus. 23rd January 2020.
  • Pathiraja, P. M. A. U. & Dissanayake, D. H. S. W. & Mendis, M. O. S., The Impact of Audit Committee Attributes on Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Rodrigo, N. W. & Kumara, U. E. S. & Mendis, M. O., Do Corporate Governance Mechanisms Determine Capital Expenditure Behaviour? Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Thennakoon, T. M. A. N. B. & Kumara, U. E. S. & Mendis, M. O. S., Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance, and Liquidity Policy. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Abeysekaara., S.M., Dissanayake., D.H.S.W., Mendis., M.O.S., Impact of corporate social responsibility on financial performance: Empirical evidence from Sri Lankan listed companies. Proceeding of 3rd National Research Symposium on Management. 20th August 2020.

Department Contribution


  • Member – Food, Refreshment and Hospitality Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Programme Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Web and LMS Sub Coordinator

Faculty Contribution


  • Member – Registration and Programme Committee – ARSYM 2020
  • Member – Technical Committee – ARSYM 2020
  • Member – Finance Committee – ARSYM 2020

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Continuous Development


  • Participated 4 weeks intensive IAS/IFRS workshop conducted by ACCA in the month of November
  • Participated to webinar on “Rethinking Business for a Sustainable Recovery” conducted by ACCA.

MS. NPT Deshika

Research Publications – Full Papers


  • Wanigasekara, W.A.D.K.J., Deshika, N.P.T., Human Capital Efficiency and Employee Productivity: A Comparative Analysis of the Manufacturing Sector vs. Service Sector Public Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.
  • Fernando, D., Dissanayake, D.H.S.W., Deshika, N.P.T., Women in Boards and Sustainability: Empirical evidence from Sri Lanka., International Conference on Business Management. 10th – 11th December 2020.

Research Publications – Abstracts


  • Ediriweera, E.A.I.N. Deshika N.P.T., (2020). “Empirical Study on Factors Influencing for Inflationary Condition in Sri Lanka: Orthodox Streamlining of Influential Factors.” 2nd International Conference on Economics and Finance, Department of Economics, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, pp. 48., 23rd January 2020.
  • Dissanayake, D. M. T. S. & Kumara, U. E. S. & Deshika, N. P. T., The Effect of Corporate Governance on Stock Return Volatility. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Ekanayake, W. M. A. D. & Dissanayake, D. H. S. W. & Deshika, N. P. T., Corporate Governance Issues and Challenges in Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researchers. 10th November 2020.
  • Fernando, A.T., Dissanayake, D.H.S.W., Deshika, N.P.T., The employee perceptions towards Corporate Governance Practices of the Listed Companies in Sri Lanka., Proceeding of Accounting Researchers and Educators (ICARE) 2020.
  • Kumari, R.S.P.D., Dissanayake, D.H.S.W., Deshika, N.P.T., The impact of Financial Literacy on business performance in Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from Kegalle District in Sri Lanka., Proceeding of 7th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches., 08th December 2020.

Research Activities


  • JAF (Vol 6) – Editorial Board Member
  • Member – Editorial Committee Member – SACFIRE 2020

Department Contribution


  • Member – Food, Refreshment and Hospitality Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Member – Inauguration, Registration Committee – SACFIRE 2020
  • Academic Secretary June – December

National Contribution


  • Facilitator – Graduate Training Programme

Continuous Development


  • Participated for a Webinar Series on “Triangular Approaches in research”, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in collaboration with the Emerald Publishing Group.
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