Prof. R.A Rathnasiri is a senior member attached to the Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Business Studies and finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Prof. Rathnasiri received B.Com (Special) Degree from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 1997. In 1999, he received a Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Development from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Master’s Degree in Economics in 2001 from the same University. He also completed MPhil Degree in Economics and Finance at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka before he started his PhD. He completed his PhD in financial intermediation from Wuhan University of Technology, P.R China in 2012. Currently he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Banking and Finance.
Prof. Rathnasiri started his academic career as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Colombo prior to join to the Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in 2002. He is the founder member of the Department of Banking and Finance and he is the first Head of the same Department and held the headship of the Department of Banking and Finance during the period of 2002-2005 and 2008. Moreover, he was the former Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance during the period of 2016-2019. Further, he is the Chief Editor of the Sri Lankan Journal of Banking and Finance from its inception. He served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo, and serves as a research supervisor at the University of Colombo, Kelaniya University of Sri Lanka, Open University of Sri Lanka, Kotelawala Defense University.