Dr. W.A.I. Lakmal – Head, Department of Banking and Finance

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Dr. W.A.I. Lakmal

Head - Department of Banking and Finance

Biography

Dr. W.A.I Lakmal is a senior lecturer attached to the Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Dr. Lakmal obtained a B.A special Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1999, he received the Master’s Degree  of Social Sciences in Economics from the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka in 2006. Further he completed his PhD in Economics from the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka in 2016.  

Dr. Lakmal started his academic career just soon after his graduation as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Colombo prior to joined to the Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in 2003. Further, he held the headship of the Department of Banking and Finance during the period of 2008-2009 and he is the current head of the Department of Banking and Finance.  

He serves as a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo, the Faculty of Livestock, and Fisheries &Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, ICBT campus and Institute of Charted Accountants of Sri Lanka, and serves as a research supervisor at the University of Colombo.

Academic Achievements

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2016
  • Master of Social Sciences (Economics) – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics) – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1999

Research Interest

  • Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Behavioral changes in Macroeconomics variables and Money and Banking.

Teaching Interest

  • Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Money and Banking

Publications

Journal Publications

  • ‘Factors Affecting Demand for Health Care Services in Sri Lanka’ Asian Profile, Asia’s International Journal, October, 2010, pp 467-482, ISSBN 03048675
  • ‘Factors Influencing Demand for Health Care Services among the Elderly Women in Sri Lanka’ International Journal of Advanced Research and Review- IJARR, 2017, pp 35-47
  • ‘Factors Influencing the Demand for Health care Services among the Elderly in Sri Lanka’ IHRA Journal, Vol 4 No. 1 December 2017, Institute of Human Recourse Advancement, University of Colombo.
  • ‘Effects of Socio-economic Factors and their Interrelationships on Health Seeking Behavior of Elderly Population in Sri Lanka’ Sri Lanka Journal of Banking & Finance 2014, Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • ‘An Economic Analysis on Population Ageing and Demand for Health Care Services in Sri Lanka’ Sri Lanka Journal of Banking & Finance, 2013, Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Thesis

  • The Impact of Ageing Population on Demand for Health Care Services in Sri Lanka.
  • A Comparative Study on Factors Determining the Demand for Public and Private Sector Health Care Services in Sri Lanka.