Professor R.A. Rathnasiri

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Professor R.A. Rathnasiri

Associate Professor

Biography

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.

Academic Achievements

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Financial Intermediation) Wuhan University of Technology, China-2012
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) (Economics & Finance) , University of Colombo, Sri Lanka-2009
  • Master in Economics (MA) - University of Colombo, Sri Lanka-2001
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Development (PDED) University of Colombo-1999
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Special) Degree University of Sri Jayeweardenapura, Sri Lanka-1997

Professional Membership/Affiliations

  • Member of Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists (SLFUE)
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Finance Association (SLFA)

Research Interest

  • Financial Structure and Financial Intermediation, Banking, Investment and Finance, Macroeconomic Environment

Teaching Interest

  • Micro and Macroeconomics, Business Economics, Banking and Finance, Research Methodology

Publications

International Refereed Journals & International Conference Proceedings

  • Financial Intermediary, Capital Market and Economic Growth in China: An Empirical Study with Factor Analysis”, (Co-authors Renxiang W. & Tong T.) 2013, http://www.aicit.org/jcit/home/index.html
  • Government Fiscal Operations Financial Deepening in Sri Lanka”, (2012). ( Co-author Wijesinghe T.C), International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, Vol. 2(2).
  • Impact Of Government Expenditure on Private Investment in Sri Lanka, (Co-authors Soysa JSVNT), 9th International Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, 2020, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists
  • Does Public Expenditure on Education Promote Economic Growth? Evidence from Sri Lanka, (Co-authors AMA Jayawardena), 8th International Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, 2019, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists.
  • The Determinants of the level of Non-Performing Loans in Commercial Banks of Sri Lanka with reference to Puttlam District, (Co-authors UCK Fernando), 8th International Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, 2019, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists
  • The Impact of Leverage Towards financial performance of Private Sector Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka, (Co-authors Mk Gayan), 8th International Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, 2019, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists
  • Economic and Social Impact of Poaching Indian Fisherman Trawlers in Northern part of Sri Lankan Waters, (co-author Preethimal, M.R.I.S), Wayamba International conference (Winc 2018) –August 2018, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Development of Financial Intermediation in Sri Lanka: a General to Specific Analysis, Wayamba International Conference (WinC 2014) –August 2014, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries: Evidence from Sri Lanka”, ( Co-author Jayathilaka P.B), 4th International Symposium- 2012, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • Openness and Financial Development: Experience from of Sri Lanka”,International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF-2011), Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo
  • Financial Intermediation and Economic growth: A Lesson from Sri Lanka”. The 2nd International Research Conference on Business and Information-ICBI 2011, University of Kelaniya , Sri Lanka
  • Economic Stability and Private Investment in Sri Lanka”, Third International Symposium 2010, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

International Refereed Journals & International Conference Proceedings

  • The Stability of Money Demand Function in Sri Lanka: A Bound Cointegration Approach, (2021), Wayamba Journal of Management, Vol. 12(1), Department of Business Management, WUSLwww.aicit.org/jcit/home/index.html
  • IMPACT OF SERVICE QUALITY DIMENSION ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION OF DOMESTIC ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS IN SRI LANKA (2021), (Co author U.S.Samaraweera), Wayamba Journal of Management, Vol. 11(2), Department of Business Management, WUSL
  • Impact of Public Education Expenditure on Economic Growth in Sri Lanka: Evidence from Econometrics Analysis (2020), Journal of Management Matters, Vol 7(1), faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  • Dynamic s of Public Debt Sustainability and Economic Growth: The Case of Sri Lanka, (Co-author Soysa J.S.V.N.T), 2020 ,Journal of Applied Economics and Business, Vol. 4(1)
  • The Contribution of the Women’s Cooperative Society for Living Standards of Rural Family Life, (Co-author AMA Jayawardena), Journal of Applied Economics and Business 3(2)
  • Analysis of Contributory Factors of Financial Development in Sri Lanka”, (Co-author Soysa J.S.V.N.T), 2014, Sri Lankan Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol 2(1 &2), Department of Banking and Finance Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Financial Deepening and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from China”, (2012) Journal of Insurance, Vol. 2 (1), Department of Insurance and Valuation, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Economic Stability and Private Investment in Developing Countries: The Case of Sri Lanka”,(2011), Wayamba Journal of Management(3rd Issue), Department of Business Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Macroeconomic Performance in Sri Lanka(1950-2003)”,(2004), Accountancy Journal, Department of Accountancy(Volume 2), Wayamba University of Sri Lankaiversity of Kelaniya , Sri Lanka
  • Analysis of Factors Affecting Managerial Commitment towards Organizational Performance: A Case of main Utility Providers in Sri Lanka, (Co-authors Nagahage S.), Wayamba Research Congress (WURC 2019), Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Impact of Macro Economic Environment on Stock Prices: Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange Sri Lanka”, (co-author Jayarajan, T), Annual Research Symposium in Management (ARSYM 2018)-June 2018, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Credit Risks and Profitability: Evidence from Banking Industry in Sri Lanka”, (Co-author Karunarathna M.R.S.D), Annual Research Symposium in Management (ARSYM 2017), Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • The Impact of Automated Service Quality on Financial Performance of Commercial banks in Sri Lanka’,(Co-author Jayathunga J.A.T.N), Annual Research Symposium in Management- 2017, (Arsym 2017), Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Achieving Profitability Through Better Working Capital Management in Apparel Industry of Sri Lanka, (co-author Amarasiri A.M.G.I ), Wayamba International Conference (WinC 2016)- August 2016, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Scholarships/ Awards/ Medals

  • Chinese Government Scholarship